Ultra

TORTOUR Ultra is the largest multi-day non-stop ultracycling event in the world. The race with start and finish in Zurich demands everything from a cyclists and his crew: In just two days, a 1000 km long nonstop race over several Alpine passes around Switzerland can be mastered – day and night, solo or in a team. The hard, sweat-driving adventure promises unforgettable emotions and a unique cycling experience. In this format, the official Ultracycling Swiss Championships are held every year.

The TORTOUR format runs for around 1,000 kilometres. The individual riders and teams take between 26 and 52 hours to takle 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 big challenge for both riders and team staff.

  • Single riders, teams of 2, 4 and 6
  • Men’s, Women’s and Mix Categories
  • Control or exchange posts (time stations) approx. every 50 kilometres
  • The teams only have one rider at a time, the others ride in the accompanying vehicle and change at each time station. Exception: The first stage, in the middle of the race and the last stage, gets ridden by the whole team.

Registration

SOLO

TEAM OF 2

TEAM OF 4

TEAM OF 6

Route

(provisional)

Stage 1: Sihlcity - Niederurnen

55 kilometers, 220 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
A, B A, B, C A, B, C, D, E, F View map
Stage 2: Niederurnen - Altdorf

73 kilometers, 1,690 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
A A A View map
Stage 3: Altdorf - Disentis

63 kilometers, 1,730 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
B B B View map
Stage 4: Disentis - Serravalle

56 kilometers, 950 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
A C C View map
Stage 5: Serravalle - Realp

69 kilometers, 1,960 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
B D D View map
Stage 6: Realp - Fiesch

52 kilometers, 1,030 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
A A E View map
Stage 7: Fiesch - Sion

79 kilometers, 320 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
B B Q View map
Stage 8: Sion - Aigle

53 kilometers, 230 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
A, B A, B, C, D A, B, C, D, E, F View map
Stage 9: Aigle - Saanen

46 kilometers, 1,350 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
A C A View map
Stage 10: Saanen - Bulle

46 kilometers, 1,350 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
B D B View map
Stage 11: Bulle - Cheyres

72 kilometers, 660 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
A A C View map
Stage 12: Cheyres - Jens

61 kilometers, 390 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
B B D View map
Stage 13: Jens - Lüderenalp

73 kilometers, 1,060 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
A C E View map
Stage 14: Lüderenalp - Sempach

48 kilometers, 300 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
B D Q View map
Stage 15: Sempach - Küssnach a. Rigi

45 kilometers, 330 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
A A A View map
Stage 16: Küssnacht a. Rigi - Hütten

45 kilometers, 330 meters of altitude

Team of 2 4-team 6-team team GPX Download
B B B View map
Stage 17: Hütten - Sihlcity

31 kilometers, 180 meters of altitude

Team of 2 Team of 3 6-team team GPX Download
A, B A, B, C, D A, B, C, D, E, F View map

Further informations

Categories Fee* Comments
Solo
(1F) Women CHF 980.-
(1M) + (1M/Ü50) Men CHF 980.- (1M/Ü50) 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.- Mind. 2 Women
Teams of 6
(6) Open CHF 3980.- Team composition freely selectable


SWISS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE TORTOUR
:

At TORTOUR, the title “Ultra Cycling Swiss Champion” will be awarded among the finishers of the categories TORTOUR Solo (Women, Men, Master) as well as the teams of 2 and 4 (Women, Men, Mixed). In the solo categories, at least one person, in the teams of at least three of whom have reached the finish line, who meet the conditions for the Swiss Championship title.

Participation in the Ultracycling Swiss Championships is reserved exclusively for persons of Swiss nationality who hold a valid license. A Swiss Cycling membership can be acquired here. By means of a username and password, 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 arrived at Swiss Cycling.

INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEE ARE:

  • Event in Sihlcity, supporting programme, award ceremony
  • TORTOUR Ultracycling jersey, starter bag
  • reflective belts
  • Time measurement / GPS tracking (on loan)
  • Routebook, GPS route data
  • Bicycle and accompanying vehicle identification

* Additionally 2% administration fee on the entry fee.

The organiser expressly reserves the right to reject registrations.

Cancellation or cancellation of the event for reasons of safety, force majeure or other important causes does not trigger a refund of the participant’s contribution or claims for damages in favour of the participants. No claims for damages can be made against Cycling Unlimited AG for hotel costs of caregivers or possible cancellation fees in the event of a short-term cancellation of the event. In case of cancellation of participation up to 6 weeks before the event, a deferral on the following event is possible. However, no starting fees will be refunded. Also not in the event of a cancellation with a medical certificate. The organiser recommends taking out cancellation insurance. This is not offered by the organizer and is the responsibility of the participant.

Detailed schedule 2021 to follow

The TORTOUR is a great challenge in terms of sport and also requires good preparation. We have been asked repeatedly what exactly it takes to participate at the TORTOUR. In addition to a lot of stamina and some technique, it requires some equipment. The regulations include all important information about the course of the race and the technical requirements. For everything else, we have put together a list to help you prepare.

What do you need to participate in TORTOUR?

• Solo rider

  • 1 accompanying vehicle, not wider than 210 cm, not longer than 600 cm and not taller than 275 cm (excl. roof rack)
  • 3 helpers as crew (for steering and navigating the accompanying vehicle as well as for the care of the athlete)
  • 1 bike incl. Lighting (and spare batteries) for night trips (you can also use a road bike and a time trial bike alternately)
  • Clothing for all weather situations during the race (think of the mountains)
  • Meals for the athlete as well as for the crew (helpers)
  • 2 mobile phones per team
  • Light vests for the crew (night use)
  • RECOMMENDED: Navigation device and simple radio between vehicle and cyclist

Team of 2

  • 1 accompanying vehicle, not wider than 210 cm, not longer than 600 cm and not taller than 275 cm (excl. roof rack)
  • 3 helpers as a crew (for steering and navigating the/per escort vehicle/it as well as for the care of the athletes).
  • 2 bicycles incl. Lighting (and spare batteries) for night trips (a bicycle 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)
  • Meals for the athletes as well as the crew (helpers)
  • 2 mobile phones per team
  • Light vests for the crew (night mission) or crew members in use
  • RECOMMENDED: Navigation device and simple radio between vehicle and cyclist

 

• Team of 4

  • 2 accompanying vehicles, not wider than 210 cm, not more than 600 cm and not taller than 275 cm (excl. roof racks)
  • 4 helpers as crew (for steering and navigating the/per escort vehicle/it – paused athletes can support)
  • 4 bicycles incl. Lighting (and spare batteries) for night trips (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)
  • Meals for the athletes as well as the crew (helpers)
  • 2 mobile phones per team
  • Light vests for the crew (night mission) or crew members in use
  • RECOMMENDED: Navigation device and simple radio between vehicle and cyclist

 

• Team of 6

  • 2 accompanying vehicles, not wider than 210 cm, not longer than 600 cm and not higher than 275 cm (excl. roof racks).
    An additional motorhome (without dimension limit) is allowed for teams of 6.
  • 4 helpers as crew (for steering and navigating the/per escort vehicle/it – paused athletes can support)
  • 6 bicycles incl. Lighting (and spare batteries) for night trips (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)
  • Meals for the athletes as well as the crew (helpers)
  • 2 mobile phones per team
  • Light vests for the crew (night mission) or crew members in use
  • RECOMMENDED: Navigation device and simple radio between vehicle and cyclist