On the almost 110 km long route from Bern to Interlaken, escorted by police and entourage, you will feel like a real pro. The race starts on the Bundesplatz in Bern, directly in front of the Bundeshaus. The route takes you through the UNESCO WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE of the old town of Bern, over the Längenberg with a view at the impressive 4000m peaks of the Bernese Oberland in the direction of Emmental to the picturesque Eriz. Here, the ascent towards Sigriswil awaits you, rewarded with the magnificent sight over Lake Thun lying far below you. The last of the 2,500 meters of ascent will take you through a unique mountain landscape to Beatenberg - enjoy the impressive panorama with the world-famous mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Then ride down to Interlaken and mobilize your last energies as you turn onto the final meters of the race and cross the finish line along the world-famous Höhematte.
L’Étape Switzerland starts in Switzerland’s capital city, with its beautiful old town (a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE), cobbled streets and Federal Parliament building on the banks of the River Aare. Your Tour de France adventure begins in front of Federal Palace of Switzerland.
After ascending to Riggisberg, the route continues through the Gürbe Valley in the direction of Thun. This picturesque city on the shores of Lake Thun features a striking castle and an old town dating back to the late Middle Ages. This is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland.
Interlaken lies between the deep blue waters of Lake Thun and the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz.
For countless tourists from all over the world, this serves as an ideal base for adventure sports, mountain excursions and many other dream holiday experiences. For you, it marks the end of your unique cycling adventure.