The best of Switzerland by bike over 555km

Which of Grosse Scheidegg, Grimsel or Croix de Coeur best represents the hit of The Ultimate 555 in its 2024 livery? Your story will tell, and there's no doubt that the highlight will be a mixture of emotions, luminosity and those first rays of sunlight piercing a ridge in the distance.

242km. After 242km, you'll experience that special feeling that only long-distance cycling can offer. After 242km, you'll have Grosse Scheidegg at your back. In front of your wheel, the Grimsel. The majestic Grimsel and its 30km climb. The first ones will be there at dusk; the rest of the group at night.

At the tipping point, from first to last, it's the mind that takes over. Nourish your effort with the scenery you encounter, a good playlist and, for the lucky ones, exchanges with competitors you meet along the way.

After crossing the Valais via its Left Bank, Le Château d'Aigle - the district's former prison - will paradoxically be a sign of liberation. Liberation both for muscles sore from the effort and, above all, for the multitude of emotions that will spring up as you dismount. Next stop, the finisher party!

Justin Paroz

2023 edition

Marie Troyon

2023 edition

Maximum time

60 hours

Maximum participants



KM to cover
(2% gravel)


positive vertical drop over 13 climbs
4.6% average gradient


UCI World Cycling Center
Friday, August 2nd - 05h00


Aigle Castle