Alpine Tour Across Switzerland

Duration: 11 days
Destination: Switzerland, Genève, Geneva
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  • Geneva
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Overview

If you’re a strong and experienced road cyclist who enjoys climbing, this is your tour.

Cyclists will ride an average 75 km a day with around 1000 meters of daily climbing.

Expect to spend 6 to 7 hours in the saddle each day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Geneva

Stop At: Geneva, Geneva
Overnight in Geneva
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Cornavin, Geneva

Day 2: Geneva to Chatel; 65 km & 1,175 meters

Stop At: Chatel, Chatel, Abondance, Portes du Soleil, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
You'll take a cruise from Geneva to Yvoire on (on the French side of the lake) and then start climbing to spend the night in Chatel France before coming back into Switzerland.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Fleur de Neige, Chatel

Day 3: Chatel to Gruyère; 102 km & 1,754 meters

Stop At: Gruyeres, Gruyeres, La Gruyere, Canton of Fribourg
Another stupendous day, this time with a 1500 meter climb taking you high above Lake Geneva. You'll be spending the night in the small (yet world renowned) town of Gruyère. Have a fondue...weather permitting.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel de Gruyères, Gruyères

Day 4: Gruyère to Thun; 93 km & 1,375 meters

Stop At: Thun, Thun, Canton of Bern
You'll be passing from the French-speaking side of Switzerland to the German-speaking side today. No killer-climbs today, but rather gentle rolling hills taking you through the Gantrisch nature park.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Krone, Thun

Day 5: Thun Hiking Day (Optional)

Stop At: Thun, Thun, Canton of Bern
Many of our riders choose to take an extra day in Thun to rest and spend a day hiking in the nearby Swiss alps. You've got a lot of choice: The Niederhorn, The Jungfrau or a day relaxing on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz..so many possibilities.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Krone, Thun

Day 6: Thun to Fluehli; 56 km & 1004 meters

Stop At: Fluehli, Fluehli
You'll be biking on the narrow, deserted roads of Switzerland's "Alpine Panorama", an itinerary that will take you through another cheese heartland: Emmenthal. You'll be staying in a recently renovated historic hotel in the isolated village of Fluehli. Enjoy the cool-water baths just above the town.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Fluhli, Fluhli

Day 7: Fluehli to Beckenried; 62 km & 946 meters

Stop At: Beckenried, Beckenried, Canton of Nidwalden
A break from climbing today, but not until we get over the Glaubenbuelen pass...you're already half-way up. Our descent is going to give you some incredible views of Lake Sarnen and beyond. Once down the mountain, we’ll spend most of the day on flat lake roads until you reach Beckenried on Lake Lucerne.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Seerausch, Beckenried

Day 8: Beckenried to Weesen; 63 km & 1150 meters

Stop At: Weesen, Weesen, Canton of St. Gallen
You'll start with a boat ride to reach the other side of Lake Lucerne. Once you reach Altdorf (the home of William Tell), you'll start the toughest climb of our tour: The Klausen Pass. You'll have a 1600 meter climb (in 20 kilometers) and then a 20 kilometer coast downhill. You'll be staying in the small town of Weseen on Lake Walensee
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Flyhof, Weesen

Day 9: Weesen to Appenzell; 63 km & 1,153 meters

Stop At: Appenzell, Appenzell, Canton of Appenzell
We’ll make our way through Appenzell’s most beautiful valleys with the Santis mountain always in the foreground. It’s an Appenzell icon and we’ll skirt the base of before heading off to the pasture lands and then into the small city of Appenzell, surrounded by flowering meadows.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Appenzell, Appenzell

Day 10: Appenzell to Romanshorn, 70 km & 726 meters

Stop At: Romanshorn, Romanshorn, Canton of Thurgau
We will head northeast for lots of gentle climbing and coasting: Appenzell is a natural roller-coaster. Our last climb of the trip will take us up to the village of Heiden where you can stop for ice cream and get our first look at the sprawling Lake Constance. You'll be staying on the shores of this lake in Romanshorn.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Inseli, Romanshorn

Day 11: Romanshorn -> Bern -> Geneva

Stop At: Bern, Bern, Bern Mittelland District, Canton of Bern
You'll leave your bike in Romanshorn. We'll sort it out. Then board a train back to Geneva (or any other destination in Switzerland). We'll supply the ticket. The return is 4.5 hours and so we encourage riders to stop in Switzerland' capital, Bern. Stretch your legs and see the sites.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Hotel Cornavin, Geneva

Inclusions
  • 11x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 11 nights
  • Use of bicycle
  • 3 and 4-star hotels
  • Breakfasts
  • Luggage transport
  • Orientation and bike fitting
  • Return travel to Geneva or any other destination in Switzerland

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Rue des Grottes 22, 1201 Genève, Switzerland


Departure Time


Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Alpine Tour Across Switzerland
6/30/2022 - 10/9/2023

Tuesday - Saturday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

11 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

kgS3054TD

06 Jul, 2022

Two of us did the Independent Alpine Tour on a tandem for 6 days, which was perfect for us. We could take our time and make side trips from the route. John with Bike Switzerland is very organized and helpful, quickly answered all our preplanning questions and was available via texting while on the trip. The Alpine Tour was challenging with lots of climbing and great views, thrilling descents. Because we were on a tandem, the climbs were well spent in conversation and counting wildflowers! The descents were switchbacks and fast straight runs; the disc brakes were well used. John arranged for wonderful hotels which accommodated the bike in safe locations. Our luggage arrived at the hotels before we did. The dinners and breakfasts kept us going throughout the day. The orientation before the start of the ride was informative, glad we had such expertise to give guidance. We highly recommend Bike Switzerland and plan to do another trip with them again!

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