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Zurich to Monaco Cycle Ride 17 - 26 September 2017

Switzerland for the Oceans - Cycle Ride 2017


We left Zurich on Sunday 17 September and after a 10 day ride through a variety of terrains and beautiful landscapes from landlocked Switzerland to the mountains of France we will arrive in Monaco on Tuesday 26 September 2017  (follow this link for a day-by-day ride schedule).


Zürich to Monaco is a professionally led and supported event designed for cyclists of all abilities to take part in a challenging and memorable journey whilst at the same time raising funds for three marine conservation projects in the Mediterranean Basin.

The cycle ride from Zürich to Monaco is challenging but it is also incredibly rewarding for those who will take part. You will certainly feel you have achieved something amazing, and you, with the support of your colleagues, friends, and family, will be adding to the fundraising to protect our precious oceans.


The cost of participation cover the necessary administration expenses for the event. 100% of the donations over and above the cost for the ride will be shared equally between the three marine conservation projects.


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The Route

Day one, our cyclists will depart from Zürich heading south around the Lake of Zürich and on to Lucerne. This will be a great occasion for the cyclists and their supporters with a specially planned send off event including a gathering of the great and good of the City of Zürich.
Swiss Alps
The next several days follows a series of stages heading west including a visit to Gstaad where we expect to be celebrating with the local community the achievement of the cyclists and the fundraising that we are achieving through the event.
By day four we are heading south through the French Alps. A good level of fitness will be required for the stages so advance training is highly recommended. For those cyclists who feel they need extra support for preparation for September we will conduct several half day group training rides in the preceding summer months.
French Alps
HSH Prince Albert II
The final approach to Monaco will see new riders joining the event and they like everyone else will be looking forward to the excitement of reaching Monaco and to the welcome being given personally by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco when the cyclists and their support arrive at the Palace of Monaco.
Following the welcome from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Palace, we ride the last metres of our Grand Tour as we head down through the old quarter to arrive at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco - our final destination.

The Crew

Our philosophy is that we all ride "as one"

Whether you are taking part in a tour of this type for the first time as a complete novice, or if you are a regular club racer, or even if you did win Tour de France, we have an absolute rule that everyone supports one another. Yes, we have professional ride leaders who will coach and support you along the route, and we all gain efficiency and more enjoyment when we look out for one another.

Professional Event Management

As a cyclist participating for all or for part of the distance covered, you will be personally cared for by the very capable and experienced cycle touring specialist Kurt Ladner of Moosetours Switzerland, backed up by Mark Lawrence with his international operations team from Tifosi Events.

Charles Barber

Event Chairman

Kurt Ladner

Event Manager

Ride Manager, Route Director, Rider Support

Jennifer George

Professional Cyclist

Ride Group Leader, Coach

Henny Elshobary

Henriette «Henny» Elshobary


Andrea Rogg

Event Co-ordinator

Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence

Event Consultant

Support crew