The water temperature in VIERWALDSTÄTTERSEE is generally mild (between 18-20 degrees C ). The first loop on the bike takes you LEFT out of T1 and starts off with a small climb towards BÜRGENSTOCK. You’ll catch a beautiful view of lake ALPNACHERSEE on the way back to STANSSTAD then continue the ride into the town of KERNS. You’ll continue past ALPNACHERSEE and SARNERSEE before heading into the heart of the climbs.
The course will then take you to SARNEN and through the back way towards FLÜELI-RANFT and to the MELCHTAL valley.
The ride continues on a gradual ascent for approximately 8 miles (13 Km) reaching the STÖCKALP Gondola station. Here you’ll say goodbye to your family and friends as you head up the narrow road. The last climb to the top of the gondola in MELCHSEE-FRUTT will remain etched in your memory as one of the finest as you’ll be nestled between the solitude of cliffs on a challenging vertical pitch. Non-racers may take the Gondola up to cheer you on at T2. Here they can enjoy a hike around the lake, grab a beverage at the restaurants or breathe in the tranquility of the surroundings as you head out on your challenging run, one of the highest in a Triathlon.
The run leads you through the lush mountain valley of MELCHSEE-FRUTT. You’ll reach the TANNALP and then head down to Canton of Bern reaching ENGSTLENALP with its lake. On your way back the trail takes you to Canton OBWALDEN where you’ll reach the highest point of the day (2,050 m/6,730 ft). Continuing along the trail among impressive cliffs you’ll be treated to stunning views as you make your way to the finish in MELCHSEE-FRUTT.
|Datum / Date||Zeit / Time||Ort / Location||Was / What|
|3 Wochen vor dem Rennen / 3 weeks before the race||Versand der Dossiers mit Startnummern (ohne Timing Chip) /
Shipping race dossier with bib (without Timing chip)
|Ca. 10 Tage vor dem Rennen / Approx. 10 days before the race||1800-1900||Online - Webinar||Renninformation / Briefing
(Link für Einladung wird per Email versendet / Link to meeting will be sent by email)
|Freitag / Friday||ab/from 1600||Stöckalp, Sportcamp||Bezug Zimmer (falls gebucht)
Check in room (if booked)
|Samstag / Saturday||0600-0745||Stansstad, Strandbad||- Unterzeichnung Haftungserklärung / Signing Waiver
- Wechselzone T1 (+Abgabe Wechselbeutel für T2)
- Ausgabe Startnummer/Timing-Chip
- Transition zone T1 (+Bag drop off for T2)
- Race number/Timing Chip pick up
|0750||Stansstad, Strandbad||Renninformation / Briefing|
|1720||Melchsee-Frutt||Gondelbahn letzte Talfahrt nach Stöckalp
Gondola last ride down to Stöckalp
|1930||Melchsee-Frutt||Letzte Busfahrt nach Stansstad
Last Bus ride to Stansstad