THE LAKES TRAIL BY BIKE 8 days/ 7 nights



Uncover the scenic beauty and timeless charm of Switzerland on this picture - postcard self-guided cycling tour. Switzerland is ideal for cycling with plenty of well - marked and easily accessible trails to follow. The Lakes Route takes you on a awe-inspiring ride from Lake Geneva to Lake Lucerne. 

INCLUDES: 
  • 7 nights 4 & 5 star accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • All-Round service including airport meet & greet, arrival & departure transfers & personal tour briefing 
  • Bike Rental - standard bike (e-bike available for a supplement) 
  • Detailed itinerary and maps 
  • Daily luggage transfer hotel to hotel 
  • Helpline and support throughout the tour 
DEPARTS: Daily, 1 May - 31 Oct 2018 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS: 
  • Mountain excursions to Rigi, Pilatus & Stanserhorn
  • Lucerne lake cruise
  • Glacier 3,000, Montreux 

ITINERARY

Day 1 Zurich 

Transfer by minibus to downtown Zurich. After check-in at your hotel, meet with your representative for a personal briefing. Evening at leisure. 

Day 2 Zurich - Montreux - Vevey 

Following breakfast transfer by minibus to Motreux. This cycling route takes you along the 'Swiss Riviera' with spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding area.
Cycle: 8km 
Meal: Breakfast 

Day 3 Vevey - Gruyeres - Charmey 

This morning after breakfast you will start the day cycling along the shores of Lake Geneva and through the Gruyeres region with its lush vegetation and rolling green landscapes which offers cyclists a relaxing ride. 

Cycle: 47km
Meal: Breakfast 

Day 4 Charmey - Jaun - Ablandschen - Gstaad - Schonried 

Start your cycling from the hotel and continue on to Jaun and Ablandschen before reaching Gstaad.
This picturesque and bustling resort is famous for summer activities and is home to a host of high profile events including the Swiss Open. The traffic-free village offers a plethora of gourmet restaurant, bars and exclusive brand name stores. From Gstaad continue your assent to Schonried Pass where you will soon arrive at your hotel. Enjoy this evening at leisure.
Cycle: 34km
Meal: Breakfast 

Day 5 Schonried - Saanermoser - Spiez 

After breakfast at your hotel you will cycle from Saanenmoser to Spiez at Lake Thun. The cycling is mainly downhill through picturesque Simmental. Here you will pass by many ornately decorated chalets which are amongst the most beautiful in Europe. Soon you will arrive at your next stop in Spiez which is situated on the southern shore of Lake Thun, at the pyramid-shaped Niesen mountain. 
Cycle: 47km
Meal: Breakfast 

Day 6 Spiez - Lake Thun - Interlaken 

Start your cycling from the hotel continuing along the shores of Lake Thun to Interlaken. Cycling along Lake Brienz to Meiringen, then onwards through the Brunig Pass downhill to the Lakes of Lungern and Sarnen. Along the way you will see the majestic Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau.
Cycle: 65km
Meal: Breakfast 

Day 7 Wilerbad - Sarnen - Alpnach - Lucerne - Weggis 

This morning you will start your day cycling along the shores of Lake Lucerne from Wilderbad to Sarnen. Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland and is surrounded by an impressive mountain panorama. From Lucerne continue over the hill of Meggen to Kusnacht and along to Lake Weggis. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. The small holiday resort of Weggis lies at the foot of the renowned Mount Rigi. Take the cableway to Rigi-Kaltbald for outstanding views of the region. 
Cycle: 45km
Meal: Breakfast



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