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4th stage: Gansingen - Gstaad

On the 4th race day, the Tour de Suisse will slowly but surely leave the lowlands behind and make its way towards Gstaad. Although the peloton won’t have to conquer any gruelling passes, it will have to climb several metres of altitude before its arrival in glamorous Gstaad. The cyclists will cross the finish line in well-known Saanenland via a descent down the Saanenmöser Pass.


Gansingen is idyllically embedded between Laubberg, Bürerhorn and Cheisacher and is the "top" municipality of Fricktal. The first documentary mention of Gansingen took place in 1240. Nearly 600 years later, the village was haunted by several large fires. The village, with its three districts Gansingen, Büren and Galten, was however again and again built up and today has a good 1,030 inhabitants.

Gansingen is an active village, especially thanks to the many committed clubs. In addition to the "Dorfmärt" in October, which is popular all over the municipality, there is a wide range of cultural and sporting events every year. Especially the Velo-Club Gansingen, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018, has been in existence for several decades as an organizer of national and international cycling races nationwide. With the Cheisacherturm, the municipality has received an impressive new landmark in 2010. The Gansinger slogan "Here I like it" is a program.

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Best place for spectators is the finish area on Monday 11th June and start area 12th June.
There are food trucks, Village, there runs a program with historical cycling troupe, school and much more.
There are 2 additional loops and so the drivers are three times to see. Very long, clear home straight
Natural grandstand slightly increased.
After the finish line on Monday, an after-race party starts in the evening with Rockcoverband Icebreaker.
In addition there will be a festive atmosphere with local beer on the mountain price to the Bürersteig in the additional rounds.


Traffic plan Gansingen

Arrival instruction Gansingen

10.00 – 13.00VIP Zone open
11.40 competitor registration for the Tour de Suisse / presentation of the participating teams and cyclists
12.40 beginning of the Tour de Suisse, Hirsacherstrasse

To see the whole festival program on Gansingen2018.ch.

Festivities from 8.-12.June 2018, 100 years VMC Gansingen, Public Viewing from Friday, party music, bar and raffle.


Overnight at local B & B providers or in the neighboring villages as in the campsite in Mettauertal.

The restaurant Landhus or Restaurant Gartenlaube invite you to linger.


Holiday region of Gstaad

Gstaad is unique in many ways. The region offers a unique wide range of sports, events and culinary attractions in its spectacular alpine surrounds. Roadbike- and mountainbike-tours, hiking trails right up to the Glacier 3000 animate families and sports enthusiasts to explore the intact nature. Gourmets praise Gstaad for its culinary Olymp and its wellness credentials. With its cosy chalet-village ambience and its undisputed glamour, Gstaad will make any vacation an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy unforgettable moments in the saddle with the varied touring and training options in the holiday region of Gstaad. Combine your sports activities with alpine adventure, physical and mental revitalisation, and endless fun.

Roadbike Routes

Saanen - Living history on the language border

Saanen (1,010 m above sea level) the historical heart of the Saanenland, is one of the most beautiful chalet villages in the Bernese Oberland. The village is listed amongst the townscapes of Switzerland most worthy of protection. Tradition, handicrafts and a rich history give Saanen its special charm.

The village owes its unique character to its narrow streets and lanes, lined with old timber houses. The Church of Saint Maurice, dating back to the 15th century is also an impressive building.

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Zweisimmen – The gateway to Gstaad

  • Zweisimmen (945 m above sea level), at the foot of the famous Rinderberg, is the gateway to Gstaad. Here begins the last, short climb before Gstaad shortly after the “paper cut” roundabout.
  • Coordinates: N 46°32’60 E 7°21′60

Saanenmöser - the pass before the last descent

  • Saanenmöser (1'270 m above sea level) marks the pass. Here you can see who leads the stage before the last departure.
  • Coordinates: N 46°30′04 E 7°18′08

Saanen - Living history on the language border

  • Saanen (1,010 m above sea level) the historical heart of the Saanenland, is one of the most beautiful chalet villages in the Bernese Oberland. The stage finish on the airport Saanen with Airport-Race and food stalls offers a great roadbike race experience.
  • Coordinates: N 46°29'23 E 7°15'42

Traffic plan Gstaad

Arrival instruction Gstaad

We recommend an early arrival. Best by public transport.

Saanen train station is ten minutes by foot from the finish area at Airport in Saanen.

Arrival by car car best from the Romandie side. Parking is also available at Airport in Saanen.

There will be restrictions to road traffic in Simmental.

General information about travel and public transport

14.00 - 18.00Opening time Village, Flugplatz Saanen
14.30 - 18.00Opening time VIP area
17.20Finish, Flugplatz Saanen