Winter cycling motivation — my top 10 cycling rides in Switzerland in 2020

Making the most out of the crazy year in the Swiss cycling paradise

Ibergeregg (photo by author)

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realise fishing is stupid and boring” — Desmond Tutu

Inspiration and motivation for winter times

Best rides of the year

1. Klausenpass — Pragelpass — Ibergeregg (🚴‍♂️ 257km | ⛰️ 4,477m)

Klausenpass (photo by author)

“You can say that climbers suffer the same as the other riders, but they suffer in a different way. You feel the pain, but you’re glad to be there” — Richard Virenque

https://www.strava.com/activities/3945818550/

2. Furkapass — Grimselpass — Sustenpass — Oberalppass (🚴‍♂️ 141km | ⛰️ 4,041m)

Grimselpass (photo by author)

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them” — Ernest Hemingway

https://www.strava.com/activities/3827333210/

3. Nufenenpass (🚴‍♂️ 75km | ⛰️ 1,840m)

Nufenenpass (photo by author)
https://www.strava.com/activities/3973996923/

4. Grosse Scheidegg — Kleine Scheidegg (🚴‍♂️ 92km | ⛰️ 2,758m)

Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau from Kleine Scheidegg (photo by author)
https://www.strava.com/activities/3897698199/

5. Albulapass — Julierpass (🚴‍♂️ 129km | ⛰️ 2,878m)

Albulapass (photo by author)
https://www.strava.com/activities/3632956520/

6. Sattelegg — Ibergeregg — Biberegg (🚴‍♂️ 157km | ⛰️ 2,578m)

View from Ibergeregg (photo by author)

“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride” — Eddy Merckx

https://www.strava.com/activities/3226660898

7. Chörbschhorn trail (🚴‍♂️ 31km | ⛰️ 1,186m)

Downhill back to Davos (photo by author)
https://www.strava.com/activities/4048811170/

8. Luzern — Schwyz (🚴‍♂️ 181km | ⛰️ 1,653m)

Lake Luzern (photo by author)

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” — John F Kennedy

https://www.strava.com/activities/3801543205/

9. Zumikon — Pfannenstiel — Schindellegi — Buchenegg (🚴‍♂️ 93km | ⛰️ 1,479m)

https://www.strava.com/activities/3762118721/
https://www.strava.com/activities/3762118721/

10. CdZH: Col de Roche (🚴‍♂️ 39km | ⛰️ 830m)

https://www.strava.com/activities/4105418434/
https://www.strava.com/activities/4105418434/
Author on Zurichberg (photo by author’s wife, used with permission 😉)

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Data scientist with corporate, consulting and start-up experience | avid cyclist | amateur pianist | CEO & co-founder at DataDiligence.com