Triathlon Mid Distance TRI 113

HELVETICMAN TRI 113 starts in STANSSTAD tucked in the valley opposite the mountain of dragons known famously as Mount PILATUS.

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 first big climb starts with the FARMER’S LOOP (everyones favorite) which takes you on quiet roads with stunning views before you reach Glaubenbergstrasse all the way to the top of GLAUBENBERGPASS. There are several cattle crossings on your climb to the top but shouldn’t cause any issues as this is a famous local cycling pass with a fast descent. The course will then take you back 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 first back to the road you just climbed where you’ll quickly meet the trail on your right. You’ll loop around lake BLAUSEE then make your way back toward the transition area where your family and friends can give you another cheer before you head through the lush mountain valley of MELCHSEE-FRUTT.  Passing TANNSEE you’ll reach the TANNALP and then head further out with a view into Canton of Bern and ENGSTLENALP with its lake. On your way back the trail takes you back past TANNALP 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.

Expected race time: 6-10 hours

113KM/4’200HM – 70MI/13’500FT


  • A gondola ride 1 athlete + 1 bike down Melchsee-Frutt -> Stöckalp is included in the race package
  • Personal equipment is transported by the organisation to all places
  • All equipment can be picked up after the finish in Melchsee-Frutt


For details of the current procedure, route, etc., please refer to the Athlete’s Handbook. The content of the website gives only an overview.

Datum / DateZeit / TimeOrt / LocationWas / What
3 Wochen vor dem Rennen / Approx. 3 weeks before the raceOnlineAthletenhandbuch / Renninformation / Briefing / Athletes Handbook
10 Tage vor dem Rennen / 10 days before the raceVersand der Dossiers mit Startnummern (ohne Timing Chip) innerhalb der Schweiz. Dossier für das Ausland ist die Abholung vor Ort /
Shipping race dossier with bib (without Timing Chip) within Switzerland. Dossiers for out of Switzerland will be handed out onsite.
1700-1830Stansstad, Strandbad- Unterzeichnung Haftungserklärung / Signing Waiver
- Ausgabe Startnummer Dossier/Timing-Chip/Schwimmkappe
- Race number dossier/Timing Chip/Swim Cap pick up
-> Check COVID-19: Bringe Dein Zertifikat / Show your Certificate
Samstag / Saturday0600-0645Stansstad, Strandbad- Unterzeichnung Haftungserklärung / Signing Waiver
- Wechselzone T1 (+Abgabe Wechselbeutel für T2)
- Ausgabe Startnummer/Timing-Chip/Schwimmkappe
- Transition zone T1 (+Bag drop off for T2)
- Race number dossier/Timing Chip/Swim cap pick up
-> Check COVID-19: Bringe Dein Zertifikat / Show your Certificate
0645Stansstad, StrandbadRenninformation / Briefing
0700Stansstad, StrandbadStart
1720Melchsee-FruttGondelbahn letzte Talfahrt nach Stöckalp
Gondola last ride down to Stöckalp
1800Melchsee-FruttZeitlimite Finish
1930Melchsee-FruttLetzte Busfahrt nach Stansstad
Last Bus ride to Stansstad

SWIM 2KM – 1.2MI

 Detailed map at Schweizmobil

ROADBIKE 90KM/3’400HM – 56 MI/11’200FT

Detailed map at Schweizmobil

RUN 21.1KM/700HM – 13.1MI/2’300FT

Detailed map at Schweizmobil