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September 04 2021
Andermatt, Switzerland

Alpenbrevet is a certificate earned by completing a long distance bike ride with a specific time limit. In the Alpenbrevet you are your only competition, there’s no racing. You don't drive for victory, you drive for yourself. 

In Europe these randonneuring events are called randonée or brevet, and a rider who has completed a 200 km event is called a randonneur. Unlike in flatter countries such as the UK, even the “easiest” Silver course covers 132km and a massive 3,875m of climbing – an incredible achievement to add to your cycling palmarès.

Nearest Airport: Berne, Zurich or Geneva

Cyclists: Limited to 3,000 riders

Alpenbrevet Platinum-Tour

Challenge: 6,831m of climbing over 264km
Climbs: Susten (2,224m) Grimsel (2,165m) Nufenen (2,478m) Lukmanier (1,915m) and Oberalp (2,044m)
The Platinum-Tour is the toughest challenge in the Alpenbrevet and covers some of the highest paved roads in Europe including the infamous Nufenen Pass at 2,478m. There are few road cycling events in the world where you can tackle epic mouton climbs and spin past palm trees in Ticino on the same day.

As strict time limits apply those who are on the limit will be able to redirect onto the Gold-Tour route in Airolo allowing you to be flexible on the day according to how your legs hold up in the high mountains!

Alpenbrevet Gold-Tour

Challenge: 5,094m of climbing over 160km
Climbs: Susten (2,224m) Grimsel (2,165m) Nufenen (2,478m) and Gotthard (2,106m)  
The Gold-Tour features the “Paris-Roubaix of the The Alps” the unforgettable cobbles of the huge St Gotthard Pass. The Gotthard should be on your cycling “must do climbs” list, it features several long stretches of cobblestones as you climb high above the valley floor. After the challenge of the  St Gotthard Pass the smooth roads of the final climb of the day over the Susten Pass (2,224m) will feel relatively easy!

Alpenbrevet Silver-Tour

Challenge: 3,675m of climbing over 120km
Climbs: Susten (2,224m) Grimsel (2,165m) and Furka (2,429m) 
If you’re thinking that the Silver-Tour is any less of an achievement think again. With over 3,675m of climbing packed into 120km you are either going up or you’re going down!

The Alpenbrevet Silver-Tour also features the second highest pass of the day, one that none of the other randonneurs will have taken on; the Furka Pass. The Furka Pass is one of the classic climbs of the Alps with trademark hairpin turns and jaw dropping mountain views as you climb to the summit at 2,429m.



Routes: 68, 132, 172, 276 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Entry Limit: 4000
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
Start Times / Itinerary

06:45 am in Andermatt for Silver-Tour (3passes), Gold-Tour (4 passes), Platinum-Tour (5 passes)
08:45 am in Meiringen for Bronze-Tour (2passes)


CHF 80.-- for Bronze-Tour
CHF 111.-- for Silver-, Gold- and Platinum-Tour

What's Included?
free choice of route
Alpenbrevet finisher gift
timing transponder / finisher list (without ranking)
info SMS service
refreshment stations
massage service (finish area)
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
Start Address: Andermatt, Switzerland
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Sep 04 2021 - EVENT: Alpenbrevet