Passport to the Big Bang

54 kilometres of freely accessible cycle paths, 10 stages each providing explanations about CERN's mission and its technologies, 10 interactive platforms, 1 mission to restart the LHC

Passport Bigbang 2013
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How would you like to take a tour of an accelerator? The Passport to the Big Bang is an interactive circuit through which you can explore the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is the world's largest particle accelerator. Its 27 km ring is buried 100 metres below the French and Geneva countryside.

What is the Passport to the Big Bang?

  • Ten exhibition platforms located above ten key LHC points
  • A booklet with riddles to solve with your family
  • The LHC Mission challenge
  • cycling route

No reservation is necessary, and the platforms are freely accessible to the public all year round. So get on your bike and start the mission!

The passport and the map are available in tourist offices and town halls in the Pays de Gex and the Canton of Geneva, as well as Genève Roule (Montbrillant) and Meyrin Roule shops, Pro Vélo Genève, and CERN Reception. You can also download them on the Passport to the Big bang website

One day
Âge minimum
Time of the year
All year round

A circuit following the LHC accelerator (54 kilometres of cycle routes in total) through the countryside of France and Geneva.

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No registration is necessary and the use of the trail is completely free of charge.

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