Stage 01
Sun, 09.06.24

from  Vaduz  to  Vaduz

Most important facts

Distance: 4.8 km Elevation: 25 m+ Category: Time Trial Difficulty: 1/5
Commentary David Loosli

At just under five kilometres, the opening time trial is not technically particularly demanding. Even the weaker time trialists should not lose too much time on the 1st stage in Vaduz. Nevertheless, every second counts from the moment the first rider starts. The stage will suit time trial and track specialists and they are the favourites to take the first leader’s jersey of the Tour de Suisse 2024.

Stage Highlights


Vaduz is the princely residence and capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Outdoor Activities

Bordered by Austria and Switzerland, Liechtenstein boasts a wide range of outdoor activities.

Vaduz Castle

The famous Vaduz Castle towers over the city and is the seat of the Princely Family.


With an area 160 km2, Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest country in Europe and the sixth smallest country in the world.

Visitor information


Äulestrasse, 9490 Vaduz

Public transportation

By train, it is best to use the station “Buchs SG” (alternatively Sargans or Feldkirch from Austria)
From Sargans, take the bus to the stop “Vaduz Au” and walk from there (5 minutes to the start/finish area)
From the train stations Buchs SG and Feldkirch take the bus B12 to the stop “Schaan Bahnhof”; from there a shuttle bus runs to the start/finish area in Vaduz

By car

Only a limited number of parking spaces are available on site. All parking spaces in the city center are closed – there are various parking options around Vaduz, which are signposted. From there you can walk to the start/finish area.

Approach from the north via Schaan: Use the parking lots at the University of Liechtenstein or park your car at the train station in Schaan and take the free shuttle to the start/finish area
Approaching from the south via Triesen: Use the parking lots in Triesen and take the free public bus to the Vaduz Au stop
From the A13 highway: Take the Vaduz exit and follow the signs to the parking lots from there

Note traffic obstructions on Sunday, June 9, 2024:
06.00 to 20.00: Closure of Äulestrasse, parts of Lettstrasse, Rheinstrasse, Rheindamm, Neugutweg, Austrasse.

By bike

The easiest way to get to the event is by bike. There are parking facilities for bicycles in the immediate vicinity of the start/finish area.

  • Opening Village & Entertainment: from 10:00 a.m.
  • Family Ride: 10:00 – 12:00 (closure of the original route for independent riding)
  • Autograph session Alex Fiva: 13:00 – 13:30
  • Advertising convoy: 13:30 – 14:15
  • Start of the 1st rider: 14:15
  • Finish of the last rider: 17:00
  • Award ceremony: 17:10