30
Jul

Etape Suisse offers Tour de France-fuelled action with five star luxury

Following the excitement and adrenaline-fuelled action of this year’s Tour de France, cycling enthusiasts can now challenge themselves to riding the famous Albula and Fluela Passes in the Swiss Alps and then rest their weary legs in indulgent comfort at the world’s most luxurious sportive - Etape Suisse.

Swapping team buses for five star hotels, energy gels for Mosimann’s fine cuisine, and evening press conferences for gala dinners, Etape Suisse offers the thrill of fully supported Tour de France-style riding along beautiful Swiss mountain passes, yet with pure luxury rewarding participants all the way.

Riders can feel like 2014-winner Nibali as they climb the 150km long Two-Pass Endurance Challenge, which offers 2,900m of climbing through the dramatic Albula and Fluela passes. The Two-Pass Challenge crests the same two climbs but is only 120km. A third choice is an 80km route, the One-Pass Tour, which climbs only the Albula Pass.

For those who don’t have the required fitness to complete the routes yet want to ride alongside their friends and family, Stromer’s powerful ride-assist electric bikes are on offer. As Robert Simpson, co-founder of Etape Suisse says “there is no reason why you can’t complete a sportive on an electric bike. It offers the same downhill thrill and chance to enjoy the scenery, yet with the power to give you a helping hand up those long inclines!”

Etape Suisse has partnered with Swiss-born chef Anton Mosimann OBE, whose chefs are rewarding riders with Mosimann’s world-renowned mushroom risotto at the lunch stop and luxurious snacks at other food stops.

Another unique feature of Etape Suisse is the offer for non-cycling guests; a full programme of either relaxing or energetic activities that make the most of the world-renowned resort, (and family favourite of the Royals) Davos Klosters. Spa treatments, sightseeing tours, hiking, golf, shopping and leisurely lunches are available for those who don’t want to get on two wheels, making it an inclusive holiday offer for all.

Whereas Tour de France athletes only have post-race press conferences, recovery and early nights to look forward to, Etape Suisse guests can enjoy top evening AprèsCycle entertainment including the Etape Suisse festival, awards ceremony and charity gala dinner and auction, catered by Mosimann’s and supporting Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

 

Robert Simpson says: “We’ve created the world’s most luxurious cycling sportive in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Let the Tour de France professionals suffer in the name of cycling while our guests can enjoy a range of challenging rides with all the luxuries thrown in; Anton Mosimann food stops, sumptuous hotels, a plethora of non-cycling activities, and time to relax and enjoy the peace, tranquillity and fresh air of Davos Klosters.”

Prices excluding flights start from £1400 per rider, £1250 per non-rider.

 

Website: www.EtapeSuisse.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/etapesuisse

Facebook: www.facebook.com/etapesuisse

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/etape-suisse

 

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