Association Coupe du Monde Paracyclisme
Yverdon-les-Bains 2015


Service des Sports
CP 355
1401 Yverdon-les-Bains


Laetitia Jobin
Coordination générale


+41 79 843 11 16
+41 24 423 60 89


Words of welcome

Ladies, gentlemen, dear sports friends,

In the name of the 2015 Paracycling World Cup organizing committee and of the Yverdon-les-Bains authorities, I would like to warmly welcome you to the website of the event.

You will find here all the information you need to prepare for this important competition that we are committed to organizing in the best way possible.

We are looking forward to seeing you in June 2015 and will be happy to observe your racing exploits!

Jean-Daniel Carrard
President of the organizing committee
Mayor of Yverdon-les-Bains

Our patroness

We are pleased to announce that hand bike specialist Silke Pan will be the patroness of the World Cup round taking place in Yverdon-les-Bains. Sportswoman emeritus and graduate of the National Circus School of Berlin, Silke Pan was pursuing a successful career as an acrobat when a serious accident deprived her of the use of her legs in 2007. With strong will and commitment, Silke Pan rebuilt her career plans and started hand biking (bicycling by hand) in 2012. In barely two years, her passion for sports and her strength of character enabled her to establish herself as a reference athlete in her discipline, collecting victories and medals. Of course, Silke Pan will be at the start of the World Cup events in 2015 at Yverdon-les-Bains.

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Yverdon-les-Bains is centrally situated along the main motorways, at a distance of 28 km from Lausanne, 74 km from Geneva, 200 km from Zurich and 544 km from Paris.

There are excellent train connections for the Geneva and Zurich airports. The special panoramic train Travys operates on the Sainte-Croix/Les Rasses line (Jura). There is also a landing stage for the boats of the navigation company LNM (Lakes of Neuchâtel and Morat). The airport, with an asphalted tarmac, is 5 minutes away from the A1 motorway.

In the heart of the Yverdon-les-Bains region

The easily accessible region of Yverdon-les-Bains stretches from the foot of the Jura Mountains to the borders of the southern end of Lake Neuchâtel. Covering plain, town, lake and mountain areas, it is a preserved green lung within the Canton of Vaud.

With its rich history, the Yverdon-les-Bains region pleases lovers of calm and of nature. The vast array of excursions, museums, cultural and leisure activities on offer attract many tourists. Nature, history and culture, well-being and regional produce are the region’s principal attractions that tempt visitors.

Tourist activities

The Yverdon-les-Bains region contains 22 major tourist sites and museums that welcome up to 360,000 visitors a year. The accommodation on offer is important, with 31 one-star to four-star hotels and a great number of traditional and welcoming guest rooms.

The beaches situated at the southern end of Lake Neuchâtel are renowned for their natural, almost Mediterranean character, and many creeks are open to the public between Concise, Grandson, Yverdon-les-Bains and Yvonand. The nature reserve of Grande Cariçaie as well as the nearby Jura mountain range offer numerous possibilities for hiking and cycling tours. In addition to all these activities, many museums welcome visitors in the area; for example to return to former times or advance into the future at the Maison d’Ailleurs museum. Unique in Europe, this museum features science-fiction exhibits, contemplates utopia, and takes the visitor on extraordinary journeys. Caves, medieval towns, and Neolithic sites as well as regional produce complete the offer of this extremely natural and attractive region.


Shops and handicraft stores are concentrated in the historic part of town, on Pestalozzi Square at the foot of the castle. Paved roads and pedestrian streets offer an exceptional ambiance for a pleasant shopping stroll or while lingering on a sunny terrace.

Hotels and shops mainly use Swiss francs but some accept euros. Credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants.