August 26, 2022

Zurich – Zermatt


Ultrafondo from Zurich to Zermatt – 280 km and 6'500 meters of climbing

Numbers of participants is limited to 700

New in 2022

  • New category «Happy threesome»: 3 riders complete the whole course together as a team

  • In the spirit of sustainability, it is possible to forego a goodie bag.

The course

After the start in Zurich the riders are heading towards hillier regions via the Freiamt and Sursee. From there the participants tackle the climbs of Glaubenbielen and Brünig before the Grimselpass is set to be the biggest obstacle of the race. After passing through big parts of the canton of Wallis the climb from Täsch to Zermatt will present the last big challenge. With 280 kilometers and approximately 6'500 meters of elevation, Zurich – Zermatt is set to be the toughest one day race in Switzerland.

The Time Table

The race is set to start at 1:15 am in the morning with the first riders. The last riders are expected to arrive at 7:00 pm in Zermatt.


The categories

Participants can ride in three categories: Single, Team or "happy threesome".

The Singles conquer the whole course by themselves with only limited help from outside (soigneurs allowed at the checkpoints Sörenberg and Ulrichen). In addition to the luggage transport from Zurich to Zermatt we also offer a transport of belongings from Zurich to Ulrichen and from Ulrichen to Zermatt.

The Teams consist of two riders that relay and split up the whole course between themselves. The teams are allowed one support car. The cars are allowed to enter the race course from km 27.8 (Guggibad) on. The Glaubenbielenpass will be closed for the support cars.​

The "happy threesome" consists of three riders, who ride the entire route together at all times. The three riders are allowed to draft in eachothers sliptstream. Besides that, drafting is strictly prohibited. They are also allowed outside support at the checkpoints Sörenberg and Ulrichen.

The package


  • luminous vest 

  • Chasing Cancellara Goodie

  • multiple partner goodies

  • CHF 5.00 donation to BE Cycling to support the Swiss cyling youth

Event services

  • bib numbers will be sent home before the event (pick up before the start for participants living abroad)

  • online race briefing

  • photo service

  • parking in Täsch for participants in the category "Teams"

  • bagagge transport to Zermatt (1 piece of 40 liters)

  • transport of personal items from Zurich to the checkpoint Ulrichen

  • transport of personal items from Ulrichen to Zermatt

  • hotel packages in Zermatt (via link received with registration confirmation)

In Race services

  • bib number 

  • reflectors

  • race course signage

  • motocrew escort

  • ambulance follows the race

  • neutral race service at different checkpoints

  • nutrition products at the start and along the course

  • at least 7 nutrition refreshment points

  • timekeeping

Post event services

  • finisher medal

  • finisher diploma

  • rankings

  • finisher beer

  • finisher meal in Zermatt