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Zurich to Monaco Cycle Ride 17 - 26 September 2017

Route Details & Participant Contribution

The route of the Zurich to Monaco cycle ride is divided in four sections which are named after four marine habitats: the Intertidal zone, the Neritic zone, the Oceanic zone and the Benthic zone.

You can choose to join the ride for either the full distance, one of the four sections or any combination of the four sections (e.g. sections 1 and 4).

For a private individual, the minimum payment for each Section includes your share of the costs of the event. For example, for a rider completing the Full Distance the costs work out at CHF 3,800 per person not including a donation. The Sections do have a donation element included, but we depend on your ability to fundraise 'on top' - and as a volunteer organisation we are able to devote all surplus after costs plus 100% of the additional donations to support the three marine projects we have identified for 2017.

 

Achieving your Fundraising Target with support from your friends, colleagues, and family, qualifies you as a Seahorse:

Please scroll down to the Questions & Answers section for additional detail about what is included in the cost of the ride.

Please click on the button below if you are an individual rider or a group of cyclists representing or being sponsored by a company or corporation.

Please click on the button below if your are an individual, independent rider.

Please click on the button below if you are an individual rider or a group of cyclists representing or being sponsored by a company or corporation.

Please click on the button below if your are an individual, independent rider.

All Zones

Cost:
CHF/EUR 3'800.00

plus,

Fundraising Target:
CHF/EUR 3'800.00

10 DAYS, SUNDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER to TUESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2017

FROMTODISTANCEVERTICAL METERS
ZürichMonaco1'086 km21'520 m
Section 1 - The Intertidal Zone

The Intertidal Zone

Cost with Minimum Fundraising: 
CHF/EUR 500.00

 

DAY 1 - SUNDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

FromToROUTEDistanceVertical Meters
ZürichLuzernZürich-Zürich Oberland-Rapperswil-Schindellegi-Raten-Ägerisee-Goldau-Küsnacht-Meggen-Luzern100 km1'000 m

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The Neritic Zone

Cost: 
CHF/EUR 1'500.00

plus,

Fundraising Target:
CHF/EUR 1'500.00

DAY 2 - MONDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2017

FROMTOROUTEDISTANCEVERTICAL METERS
LuzernThunLuzern-Sarnen-Glaubenbergpass-Emmental-Schallenbergpass-Thun110 km2'100 m

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DAY 3 - TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017

FromToRouteDistanceVertical Meters
ThunThonon-les-BainsThun-Saanenland-Gstaad-Col de Pillon-Les Diablerets-Aigle-Thonon les Bains146 km1'800 m

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DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2017

FromToRouteDistanceVertical Meters
Thonon-les-BainsLe-Grand-BornandThonon-les-Bains-Morzine-Les Gets-Cluses-Col de la Colombiere-Le Grand-Bornand90 km2'000 m

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The Oceanic Zone

Cost: 
CHF/EUR 2'000.00

plus,

Fundraising Target:
CHF/EUR 2'000.00

DAY 5 - THURSDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

FROMTORouteDISTANCEVERTICAL METERS
Le-Grand-BornandVal d'IsèreLe Grand Bornand-Col des Aravis-Flumet-Les Saisies-Beaufort-Cormet de Roselend-Bourg Saint Maurice-Val dÌsère125 km3'800 m

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DAY 6 - FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

FROMTOROUTEDISTANCEVERTICAL METERS
Val d'IsèreValloireVal d'Isère-Notre Dame du Tout Prudence-Modane-Col du Telegraphe-Valloire105 km1'900 m

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DAY 7 - SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2017

FROMTOROUTEDISTANCEVERTICAL METERS
ValloireBriançonValloire-Col du Galibier-Col du Lautaret-Briançon60 km1'300 m

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DAY 8 - SUNDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2017

FROMTOROUTEDISTANCEVERTICAL METERS
BriançonBarcelonnetteBriancon-Col d`Isoard-Guillestre-Col de Vars-Barcelonnette100 km2'200 m

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The Benthic Zone

Cost:
CHF/EUR 1'000.00

plus,

Fundraising Target:
CHF/EUR 1'000.00

DAY 9 - MONDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2017

FROMTOROUTEDISTANCEVERTICAL METERS
BarcelonnetteValdebloreBarcelonnette-Col de la Cayolle-Guillaumes-Col de Valberg-Col de la Couillole-La Bolline120 km2'900 m

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DAY 10 - TUESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2017

FROMTOROUTEDISTANCEVERTICAL METERS
ValdebloreMonacoLa Bolline-Col Saint Martin-Col du Turini-Sospel-Col de Castillon-Menton-Monaco100 km1'800 m

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Questions & Answers

Novice, Intermediate or elite: how fit do I need to be?
We aim to provide you with a professional tour experience. With the maximum number of cyclists on any one stage or for the whole distance, you will experience being in a choice of groups from novice, to intermediate, to elite. You may find that switching between groups over the ten day tour will suit you, especially as sometimes going with a slower group helps with recovery, and as well, there are cyclists who will get stronger as the ride progresses and you will want to ‘spice up’ your ride with the ‘big boys’. So that the ‘elites’ are also fully entertained we will arrange a few competitive sprints to the top of climbs, which will ensure you are suitably exhausted and will consider joining a slower group the next day!
How do I become fit enough?
We can’t commend strongly enough how important it is to prepare for this tour. If you are completing just the first day ride from Zürich then your preparation will be relatively modest – we are not in a rush to get to Luzern but we will have scheduled stops for refreshments en route so keeping up with the group will be enjoyable for you and everyone else. The harder riding in Switzerland and France will be demanding but your preparation both in the gym and on your bicycle will help this. We recommend you ask your gym instructor for advice for general fitness.
Can I keep up with the group?
We know that not everyone will have experience riding in a group, so to help with this and also for general training we will conduct several 2 – 3 hour ride sessions in Zürich-Oberland during July and August. We will discuss the dates, location, and timing for these sessions when you have signed up for the ride.
I'm interested in participating - what should I do next?
Thank you for your interest in the event! Please fill out the form on this page or contact us through any of the communication channels here and we will get back to you.
What sort of bicycle do I need?
Although we are not in a race, a road bicycle with race or tour frame geometry are most likely to be the best choices of cycle for this tour. If you do not own such a bicycle already then you should find a knowledgeable dealer who will discuss the type of ride you will make and ensure that you choose a bicycle that will fit you correctly. A correct bike fit is essential as the long distance we will cover will aggravate any part of your body that is not properly aligned. It really goes without saying that a saddle should also fit you correctly and there is loads of advice on that topic when you search the internet!
Do I have to ride the full distance?
Apart from the full distance with 10 days, there are four sections (zones) that you can choose from – please read the detailed notes on the website about these choices. Basically, the choice is one day, two days, three days, four days, or a combination of any of these. The reason for the zones is for logistics including accommodation, catering, avaialbility of support staff etc.. Having distinct zones also helps to identify the fundraising targets that everyone is aiming to achive via crowdfunding, sponsoring, family, friends, etc.
How should I fundraise for the marine conservation projects?
When you have decided to join the ride we will advise you about crowdfunding and collecting donations from your network of colleagues, friends and Family.
Where does the money go?
All profits over and above the cost of the event, plus all of the charity fundraising that will be accomplished by participants will be shared equally between the three marine conservation projects. Switzerland for the Oceans will publish a financial report at the year end.
What is included in the cost?
The entry cost provides for the full support of every cyclist en route. The cost includes professional ride guides, support drivers with vehicles, motorcycle outriders, bicycle mechanics, physio-therapists, hotel accommodation including meals along the route. The ride does not include your personal travel insurance. Also not included is your personal transportation back to Zürich (although there will be space in the vehicles for your bicycle and some passenger spaces returning to Zürich from Monaco - first come first served). If you do not travel back with the vehicles then Nice Airport offers several scheduled flights a day to Zürich. For the arrival in Monaco you will be treated to a welcome reception at Palace of Monaco given by HSH Prince Albert II. After leaving the Palace, you are invited to join the Zurich to Monaco After Event Party at Stars'N'Bars Sports Cafe Monte Carlo, the entry to the party is included in the cost of your ride but other guests whom you wish to invite will have to pay admission. Accomodation in Monaco is optional and is not included.
What do I need to bring?
For cycling, all the typical items such as helmet, shoes, jerseys, shorts, warm outer layers, etc., you will supply for yourself. We will advise you about your use or otherwise of company branded cycle shorts and tops. Otherwise it is much like packing for a holiday with just casual clothing for evenings and travel to and from the event. We will send you a detailed description of what to bring when you let us know you are considering joining the ride.

The Crew

Our philosophy is that we all ride "as one"

Whether you are taking part in a tour of this type for the first time as a complete novice, or if you are a regular club racer, or even if you did win Tour de France, we have an absolute rule that everyone supports one another. Yes, we have professional ride leaders who will coach and support you along the route, and we all gain efficiency and more enjoyment when we look out for one another.

Professional Event Management

As a cyclist participating for all or for part of the distance covered, you will be  cared for by Mark Lawrence with his international operations team from Tifosi Events.

Charles Barber

Event Chairman

Jennifer George

Professional Cyclist

Ride Group Leader, Coach

Henny Elshobary

Henriette «Henny» Elshobary

Physiotherapist

Andrea Rogg

Event Co-ordinator

Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence

Event Consultant

Support crew