Stage 8

Andermatt > Andermatt

118 KM

3’608 EG

Andermatt

Andermatt Holiday Region comprises six municipalities: Andermatt, Hospental, Realp, Göschenen, Wassen and Gurtnellen. Andermatt lies in the Ursern Valley at 1,444 metres above sea level and its population counts approximately the same. Mobility around the Gotthard Massif can be demonstrated excellently by the history of the Ursern Valley: The central location in the midst of Alpine passes has been well known and actively used since Roman times. Historically, north-south travel has always best managed via the Gotthard, with only one mountain pass to cross.

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Stage 8

Stage 8

19 kilometer

KOM Furkapass

KOM Furkapass

Altitude: 2’436 metres
Length: 13 kilometres
Average gradient: 6.9%
Mountain prize for the first: The first pass of the Alpine Circuit of the last stage in 2021 runs over the Furka Pass.

22 kilometers

Rhone Glacier & Belvédère

Rhone Glacier & Belvédère

The Grimsel Pass connects the Bernese Oberland with Valais. The pass road winds through narrow gorges past granite rocks and reservoirs. Heading towards Goms, one gets a fantastic view of the Rhone Glacier and the Furka Pass road. This year, for the 12th time, the route of the Tour de Suisse heads over the Grimsel Pass.

36 kilometers

KOM Grimsel Pass

KOM Grimsel Pass

Altitude: 2,265 metres
Length: 6 kilometres
Average gradient: 6.8%
The Grimsel Pass connects the Bernese Oberland with Valais. The pass road winds through narrow gorges past granite rocks and reservoirs. Heading towards Goms, one gets a fantastic view of the Rhone Glacier and the Furka Pass road. This year, for the 12th time, the route of the Tour de Suisse heads over the Grimsel Pass.

43 kilometers

Gelmerbahn

Gelmerbahn

On the descent into the Bernese Oberland lies a real social media star. The Gelmerbahn, one of the steepest funicular railways in Europe with a gradient of up to 106%, offers sheer thrills and attracts thousands of tourists year after year who want to give themselves an adrenaline rush.

90 kilometer

KOM Susten Pass

KOM Susten Pass

Altitude: 2’224 metres
Length: 27 kilometres
Average gradient: 5.9%
Last but by no means least, the Sustenpass awaits as the climbing finale of the 2021 Tour de Suisse. It is also the longest climb of the entire tour. The battle for the overall classification will therefore remain exciting until the very last kilometre.

90 kilometer

Schöllenene Gorge

Schöllenene Gorge

Shortly before the finish in Andermatt, lies the legendary Schöllenen Gorge. This ravine between Andermatt and Göschenen has been considered the gateway to the south since the 13th century. According to legend, the inhabitants needed the help of the devil to build the bridge. And so the Devil’s Bridge can be found today standing between vertical rock faces above the Reuss River.

Andermatt



KM 19 Furka Pass
KM 36 Grimselpass
KM 62 Sprint ranking
KM 90 Susten Pass
KM 108 Sprint ranking
KM 117 Andermatt