By bike over the passes
Discover the region around Andermatt on your racing bike. Eight passes beckon you to take the ultimate racing bike challenge. Whether you want to conquer three passes in a single day or simply take a relaxing tour on an e-bike, we have just what you’re looking for.
Cruising through the valley
It’s easy to explore the high plateau of the Urseren Valley on a bike or e-bike without needing to climb many metres of elevation. Alongside the road on your ride to Hospental and Realp, you’ll find numerous spots on the banks of the Reuss river for taking a break and enjoying nature. And if the return trip is too much effort, you can take your bike or e-bike back to Andermatt on the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway.
Andermatt to Disentis
The route from Andermatt to Disentis will lead you over the Oberalp Pass. The rise in elevation of about 650 metres might take its toll on your calves, but at the top of the pass, you’ll be rewarded with a wonderful view of the Oberalpsee lake and the unique lighthouse. Then comes the fast descent via Sedrun to Disentis. We recommend using the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway to return to Andermatt. Be aware that the number of bikes on the train is limited to about 10 to 12. We recommend that you avoid travelling during busy hours. The route is also suitable for e-bikes.
The Gotthard Challenge
The Furka, Nufenen and Gotthard passes are a regular feature on the Tour de Suisse, making this route one of the absolute classics of the Alps. With a length of more than 100 kilometres and a rise in elevation of more than 3,000 metres, this challenge takes longer than six hours and is not for the inexperienced. If your muscles aren't quite up to this tour despite hard training, you can switch to the PostBus at various locations. Spots for racing bikes are limited.
The sport shops in Andermatt rent out bikes with and without electric support. In addition, you can bring your two-wheeler in for servicing. You can find Sportshop Gleis 0 at the central railway station and Imholz Sport in Piazza Gottardo, while in the village of Andermatt, Snowlimit and Meyers Sporthaus have all kinds of rental gear for bikes.
Bike transport Andermatt-Gütsch and Oberalp-Platten
If you prefer not to pedal up the first ascent, the Gütsch Express and Schneehüenerstock Express gondolas will transport your bike (up to the Platten mid-station). From Gütsch, you can bike along the old military road back to the valley with a view of the entire Urseren valley. Or ride from Platten past the Lutersee lake to Gütsch and then back to Andermatt.