Switzerland is ideal for cycling with plenty of well-marked and easily accessible trails to follow. The Lakes Route takes you on a trip right across picture-postcard Switzerland from Lake Geneva to Lake Lucerne. It can be a challenge with some steep and some less steep hills and the distance covered each day, but the great thing is that you can always load your bike on to a train for a sector if it gets too tough.
|DEPARTURE||Daily, 1 May 18 - 31 Oct 18|
|OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE||
Zürich Transfer by minibus to downtown Zürich. After check-in at your hotel, meet with your representative for a personal briefing. Evening at leisure.
Zürich - Montreux - Vevey Following breakfast transfer by minibus to Montreux. This cycling route takes you along the ‘Swiss Riviera’ with spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding area. Cycle: 8 km. (B)
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: 47 km. (B)
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 restaurants, 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: 34 km. (B)
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: 47 km. (B)
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: 65 km. (B)
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-Kaltbad for outstanding views of the region. Cycle: 45 km. (B)
Weggis - Zurich After breakfast at hotel transfer by minibus from your hotel to Zürich Airport. (B)