Ultra

TORTOUR Ultra is the largest multi-day non-stop ultracycling event in the world. The race, which starts and finishes in Zurich, demands everything from cyclists and their crew: a 1000-kilometer non-stop race over several Alpine passes around Switzerland can be conquered in just two days – day and night, solo or in a team. The hard, sweaty adventure promises unforgettable emotions and a unique cycling experience. The official Swiss Ultracycling Championships are held in this format every year.

The TORTOUR Ultra format leads over around 1,000 kilometers. The individual riders and teams need between 26 and 52 hours for this route.

The TORTOUR combines the best ideas from all existing long distance races. This makes it attractive for competitive athletes, amateur athletes as well as team athletes and companies. The race runs day and night – a great challenge for both riders and team.

  • Individual riders, teams of 2, 4 and 6
  • Men, women and mixed categories
  • Control or changing posts (timestations) approx. Every 50 kilometers
  • The teams only ever have one rider on duty, the other riders in the support vehicle and change at each timestation. Exception: The whole team rides together on the first stage, in the middle of the race, and the last stage.

Registration

SOLO

TEAM OF TWO

TEAM OF 4

TEAM OF 6

ROUTE

(final)

Note: The route is ridden clockwise.

Total
1005 KM GPX download
13100 EG View map
Rider A Rider B Total
546 KM 596 KM 1005 KM GPX download
6460 EG 7180 EG 13100 EG View map
Rider A Rider B Rider C Rider D Total
384 KM 398 KM 299 KM 335 KM 1005 KM GPX
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3620 EG 3670 EG 3440 EG 4140 EG 13100 EG View map
Rider A Rider B Rider C Rider D Rider E. Rider F Total
298 KM 327 KM 277 KM 263 KM 245 KM 280 KM 1005 KM GPX
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3020 EG 3520 EG 2420 EG 3090 EG 2250 EG 1830 EG 13100 EG View map
Stage 1: Sihlcity - Niederurnen

56 kilometers, 240 meters in altitude

Team of 2 Team of 4 Team of 6 GPX
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A, B A, B, C, D A, B, C, D, E, F View map
2nd stage: Niederurnen - Chur

70 kilometers, 826 meters in altitude

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3rd stage: Chur - Disentis

63 kilometers, 1115 meters in altitude

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Stage 4: Disentis - Biasca

64 kilometers, 1477 meters in altitude

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Stage 5: Biasca - Realp

63 kilometers, 2247 meters in altitude

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Stage 6: Realp - Fiesch

54 kilometers, 1,040 meters in altitude

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Stage 7: Fiesch - Sion

80 kilometers, 340 meters in altitude

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Stage 8: Sion - Aigle

50 kilometers, 180 meters in altitude

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A, B A, B, C, D A, B, C, D, E, F View map
Stage 9: Aigle - Saanen

43 kilometers, 1,432 meters in altitude

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Stage 10: Saanen - Bulle

74 kilometers, 925 meters in altitude

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Stage 11: Bulle - Cheyres

79 kilometers, 820 meters in altitude

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Stage 12: Cheyres - Jens

61 kilometers, 530 meters in altitude

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Stage 13: Jens - Langnau i. E.

54 kilometers, 580 meters in altitude

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Stage 14: Langnau i.E. - Sempach

63 kilometers, 860 meters in altitude

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Stage 15: Sempach - Küssnach a. Rigi

44 kilometers, 340 meters in altitude

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Stage 16: Küssnacht a. Rigi - Hütten

59 kilometers, 930 meters in altitude

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Stage 17: Hütten - Sihlcity

31 kilometers, 210 meters in altitude

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EVENT INFORMATION

Categories Entry fee * Remarks
solo
(1F) Women CHF 980.-
(1M) + (1M / over 50) Men CHF 980.- (1M / over 50) Participants born until August 18, 1971 or older
Teams of 2
(2F) Women CHF 1580.-
(2M) Men CHF 1580.-
(2F / M) Mixed CHF 1580.-
Teams of 4
(4F) Women CHF 2680.-
(4M) Men CHF 2680.-
(4F / M) Mixed CHF 2680.- at least 2 women
Teams of 6
(6) open CHF 3980.- Team composition freely selectable


SWISS CHAMPIONSHIPS ATTHE TORTOUR
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At the TORTOUR, the title “Ultra Cycling Swiss Champion” will be awarded among the finishers in the categories TORTOUR Solo (Women, Men, Master) and the teams of 2 and 4 (Women, Men, Mixed).

In order for a title to be awarded, at least one person must have achieved the goal in the solo category, at least three of the teams who meet the eligibility requirements for the Swiss championship title. If fewer than three teams reach the goal, no Swiss champions can be chosen.

Participation in the Ultracycling Swiss Championships is reserved exclusively for people of Swiss nationality who are in possession of a valid license. A Swiss Cycling membership can here can be acquired. The free “Cycling for all” license (Other valid UCI athlete licenses are also accepted). The license will be sent as soon as the membership fee has been received by Swiss Cycling.

THE ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:

  • Event in Sihlcity, supporting program, award ceremony
  • TORTOUR ultracycling jersey, starter bag
  • Light belt and foot straps
  • Time measurement / GPS tracking (on loan)
  • Routebook, GPS route data
  • Identification of bicycles and accompanying vehicles

* Plus 2% administration fee on the entry fee.

The organizer expressly reserves the right to reject registrations.

A cancellation or interruption of the event for reasons of security, force majeure or other important causes does not trigger a reimbursement of the participation fee or claims for damages in favor of the participants. No claims for compensation can be made against Cycling Unlimited AG for hotel costs for supervisors or possible cancellation fees in the event that the event is canceled at short notice. If participation is canceled up to 6 weeks before the event, it can be transferred to the next event. Entry fees, however, will not be refunded. Not even in the case of a cancellation with a medical certificate. The organizer recommends taking out cancellation insurance. This is not offered by the organizer and is the responsibility of the participant.

Category Check in Prolog Start Finish line
Ultra solo Do,
19.8.2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Do,
19.8.2021
2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Do,
19.8.2021
from 7:00 p.m.
Sa,
21.8.2021
Midnight
Ultra 2 series Do,
19.8.2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Do,
19.8.2021
2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fri
20.8.2021
from 3:00 a.m.
Sa,
21.8.2021
Midnight
Ultra 4 series Do,
19.8.2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Do,
19.8.2021
2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fri
20.8.2021
from 5:00 a.m.
Sa,
21.8.2021
Midnight
Ultra 6 series Do,
19.8.2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Do,
19.8.2021
2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fri
20.8.2021
from 5:00 a.m.
Sa,
21.8.2021
Midnight

opening hours

The timestations are defined control posts at which the participants have to register. Timestations are located directly on the route and are also the places in the race for teams where riders can be changed.

ULTRA From Until
Sihlcity Thursday, August 19 19:00 Fri, 20.8 06:00
Niederurnen Thursday, August 19 20:15 Fri, 20.8 07:45
Chur Thursday, August 19 22:30 Fri, 20.8 10:30
Disentis Fri, 20.8 00:45 Fri, 20.8 13:15
Pollegio Fri, 20.8 03:00 Fri, 20.8 16:30
Realp Fri, 20.8 06:00 Fri, 20.8 20:45
Fiesch Fri, 20.8 08:30 Sat, 21.8 00:00
Sion Fri, 20.8 10:30 Sat, 21.8 02:15
Aigle Fri, 20.8 11:45 Sat, 21.8 03:15
Gstaad Fri, 20.8 13:45 Sat, 21.8 06:00
Bulle Fri, 20.8 16:00 Sat, 21.8 08:45
Cheyres Fri, 20.8 18:30 Sat, 21.8 11:30
Jens Fri, 20.8 20:00 Sat, 21.8 13:30
Langnau i. E. Fri, 20.8 21:45 Sat, 21.8 15:30
Sempach Sat, 21.8 00:00 Sat, 21.8 18:45
Küssnacht a. Rigi Sat, 21.8 01:00 Sat, 21.8 20:30
Hütten Sat, 21.8 03:00 Sat, 21.8 23:00
Sihlcity Sat, 21.8 04:00 Sun, 22.8 00:00

The TORTOUR is a great sporting challenge and also requires good preparation. We have been asked repeatedly what it takes to take part in the TORTOUR. In addition to a lot of stamina and a little technique, you need some equipment. The regulations contain all important information about the course of the race and the technical requirements. For everything else we have put together a list for you, which should help you with the preparations.

What do you need to take part in the TORTOUR?

► Single rider

  • 1 support vehicle, no wider than 210 cm, no longer than 600 cm and no higher than 275 cm (excluding roof rack)
  • 3 helpers as a crew (to steer and navigate the support vehicle and to look after the athlete)
  • 1 bike incl. Lighting (and spare batteries) for night rides (you can also use a mountain bike and a “time trial bike” alternately)
  • Clothing for all weather situations during the race (think of the mountains)
  • Food for the athlete and the crew (helpers)
  • 2 cell phones per team
  • Light vests for the crew (night use)
  • RECOMMENDATION: Navigation device and simple radio device between vehicle and cyclist

► Team of 2

  • 1 support vehicle, no wider than 210 cm, no longer than 600 cm and no higher than 275 cm (excluding roof rack)
  • 3 helpers as a crew (to steer and navigate the / each support vehicle / es as well as to look after the athletes).
  • 2 bicycles incl. Lighting (and spare batteries) for night rides (one bike can theoretically also be used by several athletes, but at least one bike per athlete)
  • Clothing for all weather situations during the race (think of the mountains)
  • Food for the athletes and the crew (helpers)
  • 2 cell phones per team
  • Light vests for the crew (night operation) or team members who are on duty as a crew
  • RECOMMENDATION: Navigation device and simple radio device between vehicle and cyclist

 

► Team of 4

  • 2 escort vehicles, no wider than 210 cm, no longer than 600 cm and no higher than 275 cm (excluding roof rack)
  • 4 helpers as a crew (to steer and navigate the / each support vehicle / es – pausing athletes can support)
  • 4 bicycles incl. Lighting (and spare batteries) for night rides (the same bike can theoretically be used by several athletes, but at least one bike per athlete)
  • Clothing for all weather situations during the race (think of the mountains)
  • Food for the athletes and the crew (helpers)
  • 2 cell phones per team
  • Light vests for the crew (night operation) or team members who are on duty as a crew
  • RECOMMENDATION: Navigation device and simple radio device between vehicle and cyclist

 

► Team of 6

  • 2 escort vehicles, no wider than 210 cm, no longer than 600 cm and no higher than 275 cm (excluding roof rack).
    An additional mobile home (without size limit) is permitted for teams of 6.
  • 4 helpers as a crew (to steer and navigate the / each support vehicle / es – pausing athletes can support)
  • 6 bicycles incl. Lighting (and spare batteries) for night rides (the same bike can theoretically be used by several athletes, but at least one bike per athlete)
  • Clothing for all weather situations during the race (think of the mountains)
  • Food for the athletes and the crew (helpers)
  • 2 cell phones per team
  • Light vests for the crew (night operation) or team members who are on duty as a crew
  • RECOMMENDATION: Navigation device and simple radio device between vehicle and cyclist