Switzerland Highlights Cycling Holidays
Start: Zurich

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Switzerland Highlights Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 10 days | 9 nights | From £1109 per person
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Tour Highlights
• See the stunning cultural and natural highlights of Switzerland
• Explore the cities of Bern, Zurich and Lucerne
• Ride past the mountains and lakes of Switzerland
• Stop off at villages and provincial towns as well as famous attractions

Route: A comprehensive tour of Switzerland
The route runs mainly along its own cycle paths and separate cycle roats. The route is a little hilly in some parts and you may have to dismount and push your bike for short periods.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


1st day: Arrival in Zurich

The city on the lake of the same name is seen as being the only metropolis in Switzerland and has a well-preserved old town. All visitor attractions can be found within walking distance in and around the old town, e.g. stained glass window by Marc Chagall in the Fraumünster-Kirche.

2nd day: Zurich – Einsiedeln, approx.. 35 km

Today you will cycle along Lake Zurich towards Rapperswil with its old castle and will then cross over the lake along a dam. You will be taken by train to Einsiedeln, which to this day is still a popular place of pilgrimage.

3rd day: Einsiedeln – Lucerne, approx. 75 km

Today’s cycling will be through quiet countryside and lively villages as you pass Lake Ägeri and Lake Zug. Küssnacht, Wilhelm Tell und Hohle Gasse are all Swiss national symbols which you will see today before cycling along Lake Lucerne and reaching the city of Lucerne.

4th day: Lucerne – Interlaken, approx. 60 km

The mountains to the left and right of Lake Sarner and Lake Lungerer continue to get higher. You will take the train to get over the famous Brüning mountain pass. Passing Lake Brienz you will reach your destination; the spa town of Interlake between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.

5th day: Interlaken – Bern, approx. 40 km

The day begins with a boat trip on Lake Thun, before you cycle on the Bern. Goethe thought Bern was the most beautiful city in Switzerland. The old town is a world heritage site.

6th day: Bern – Biel, approx. 50 km

Cycling along the Aare river and Lake Wohlen you will come to the bilingual town of Biel/Bienne. The Swisswatch-making industry made the town famous. In the Omega museum you can learn all about the industry.

7th day: Biel – Solothurn, approx. 30 km

Today’s stage is only short so that you have enough time to enjoy the old town or the Lake. Solothurn is also a Canton capital city and is considered the most beautiful baroque city in Switzerland.

8th day: Solothurn – Aarau, approx. 60 km

The river landscape of the, by now large, Aare dominates the landscape. Villages and meadows lie along the route to Aarau, Which is still marked by the 16th Century and was once the capital town of the Helvetic Republic.

9th day: Aarau – Zurich, approx. 60 km

Following the Aare River you will come to the “Wasserschloss” of Switzerland which literally translated means the “Water Castle”. You will cycle back to Zurich through the spa town of Baden with its 19 thermal springs.

10th day: Departure or extension

After breakfast your cycling tour of Switzerland comes to an end.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
The route runs mainly along its own cycle paths and separate cycle roats. The route is a little hilly in some parts and you may have to dismount and push your bike for short periods.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Switzerland Highlights tour stays in Guesthouses, 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Included services

- Accommodation in hotels as mentioned
– Breakfast
– Boat trip Interlaken – Thun incl. Bicycle
– Train journey Pfäffikon – Einsiedeln incl. bicycle
– Train journey Giswil – Brienz incl. bicycle
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
– Comprehensive tour information and maps
– Service Hotline

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About the bikes...

On this tour, you will use the proven and tested quality of KTM bikes, a top Austrian brand.

Modern V-brakes, aluminium-rims, and almost indestructible tires ensure high durability. The heart of each bicycle is a modern, high-resistant aluminium frame. Each bike has a lighting system, carrier, mudguard and comfortable saddle.

Saddles from Selle Royal

The production of saddles takes place according to strict criteria in the matter of quality, functionality as well as a high level of environmental safety. You can also bring your own saddle incl. adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm).

Pedals

You can bring your own SPD pedals and shoes. These will be fitted to the bike for you.

Helmets

We recommend that you bring a helmet with you as these are not supplied.

Gears from Shimano

Our 7-gears-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime – during standstill as well as during cycling.

Our 21-gears-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. It excuses mistakes, is robust and easy to handle.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel
Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm

Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake
Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar
Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 / 46 cm

To provide a bicycle of the right size we request your height when booking the tour.

Equipment supplied with your bike

Saddle bag (water-repellent)
Handlebar bag (water-repellent)
Tools
Repair kit (with extra bicycle tube)
Pump
Combination lock

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Your Prices

Switzerland Highlights, 10 days, 9 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 22.04. – 28.04.2017 | 01.10. – 15.10.2017
Arrival daily
Season 2: 29.04. – 19.05.2017 | 18.06. – 30.06.2017 | 27.08. – 30.09.2017
Arrival daily
Season 3: 20.05. – 17.06.2017 | 01.07. – 26.08.2017
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £1109 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £1209 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £1249 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £279
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: Hotels on national 3*** level

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

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Holiday Price: £1109
Single Supplement: From £279

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