Cycling safety tipps with Alain Rumpf

5 tips for a successful road cycling trip

5 cycling safety tipps

  1. Study your route and make sure you are fit enough for the ride. In the mountains, elevation matters more than kilometres.

  2. Use the proper gearing to climb the passes comfortably. Minimum: 34x28, if possible 34x32

  3. In the mountains, the weather can change quickly and you might get cold on the descents. Wear appropriate clothing and bring at least a windbreaker, even in fair weather.

  4. Bring enough to eat and drink. There are many fountains along the route to fill your water bottles.

  5. Descend with caution, control your speed and always keep right.

© Alain Rumpf

A Swiss With a Pulse

Discover the Alpes Vaudoises in the company of a pro! Whether you are alone or in a group, beginner or racer, and whether you prefer a day tour or build your personalized stay, Alain Rumpf, guide, photographer and editor, will accompany you on any ride through his home region. He is fluent in French, English, German and Italian. 

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