CHALLENGE

Independent Tour : 3000 CHF

9 nights (Optional rest days)

Shorter tours possible.

Dates : March through September

BOOK TOUR

If you’re good cyclist with stamina, then this is your tour.

We’ll be riding 80 kilometers each day over a variety of terrain.
There will be long flat sections and a few long climbs.

Expect to spend 4 to 7 hours in the saddle each day.
Standard: Tour des Alpes Hybrid, Tour des Alpes Road
Upgrade: Checkpoint AL5: 300 chf
Upgrade: Conduit (Electric): 400 chf
  • Orientation and bicycle fitting at shop
  • Fully equipped new 2020 touring bicycles
  • All accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Return to Geneva or tickets to anywhere else in Switzerland
  • Return of bicycle to Geneva
  • Turn-by-turn cellphone navigation
  • Luggage transfers
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Challenge Route Day 7: Lucerne -> Rapperswil

Today we follow four lakes and go through four cantons. Our ride begins outside of Lucerne on hard dirt paths along the River Reuss until reaching Zug: Switzerland’s smallest (but richest) canton. We’ll picnic on the lake and tour Zug’s medieval old town before climbing out and into the Rothernthurm high marshlands, one of Switzerland’s best-known nature preserves. We’ll bike past peat-covered cabins and through wet rolling fields before reaching the imposing Einsiedeln monastery.

If your legs hold up, you’ll soon be high in the clouds with spectacular views on all sides. As always, narrow and well-maintained bike paths will allow you to venture where few tourists have gone before !

Take a long coast into Rapperswil and settle into your hotel in the town’s center. Once showered, you’ll have some choices to make: explore the cobblestone city center, take a lakeside promenade, visit church and monastary perched over the city, stroll through the reputed rose gardens, enjoy a circus museum, zoo, wine bars or nap. See you at 8 O’clock for dinner.

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