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Biking holidays Panorama Bike Fribourg

Biking: Panorama Bike

From Lake Thun to Lake Geneva

Challenging climbs and thrilling descents and single trails. A bike trip in Switzerland cannot get any better than riding in the Fribourg Alps. You start the tour at Lake Thun, with the ascent through the Gantrisch region being a real challenge for the legs.

You will be rewarded for your efforts by the sparkling Schwarzsee and beautiful trails. Enjoyment in Charmey, fresh mountain air in Les Paccots and finally a walk along the lake promenade in Montreux are the crowning moments of the panorama bike on the last kilometres.  

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Itinerary

Luggage drop-off in Thun. From the scenic town of Thun by the same-named lake, the route heads up towards the Gurnigel Pass into the untouched Alpine foothills of the Gantrisch region. Panoramic single trails lead into the Fribourg Alps and Lake Schwarzsee. 

approx. 48 km (Singletrails: 7 km)
1'535 m
1'105 m

Deep blue Lake Schwarzsee lies in a rock basin surrounded by rugged cliffs. Cross the language border and continue past the idyllically situated Carthusian monastery at Valsainte and on to the Pays de Gruyère, known worldwide for its cheese. 

approx. 15 km (Singletrails: 3 km)
500 m
650 m

Striking Gruyères Castle from the 11th century and the Lac de la Gruyère – the hallmarks of the region – can bee seen close-up on this tour. The route leads around the Moleson, over Alpine meadows and through forest to Les Paccots.

approx. 40 km (Singletrails: 7 km)
1'410 m
1'230 m

The final stage of the Panorama Bike is nothing less than spectacular: From the tiny ski area of Les Paccots, the route climbs continually to the Col de Soladier, on along an attractive high-level route to Col de Jaman, above Montreux. Then follows a thrilling 1'200 metre descent to the shores of Lac Léman. Departure from Montreux.

approx. 30 km (Singletrails: 1 km)
780 m
1'445 m

Tour character

Good physical condition is essential for the ascents in the Gantrisch area. The first stage is also technically more difficult. After that it will be easier and occasional trails will bring variety. 

Find more information about the region here.

The Panorama Bike at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Thun
  Season 1
14.09.2024 - 29.09.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
18.05.2024 - 13.09.2024

Arrival daily
Panorama Bike: Fribourg, 4 days, CH-BDATM-04X
Base price
725.-
749.-
Surcharge single room 189.- 189.-

Category: middle class hotels

Season 1
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Arrival daily
Panorama Bike: Fribourg, 4 days, CH-BDATM-04X
Base price
Surcharge single room
725.-
189.-
749.-
189.-

Category: middle class hotels

Season 1
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024
Season 2
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Thun
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
Montreux
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
135.-
60.-
85.-
45.-
135.-
60.-
85.-
45.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Thun
  Season 1
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024

Arrival daily
Thun
Double room p.P. 135.- 135.-
Surcharge single room 60.- 60.-
Montreux
Double room p.P. 85.- 85.-
Surcharge single room 45.- 45.-
Price
MTB Fully
E-MTB Fully
215.-
249.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as mentioned incl. breakfast 
  • Daily luggage transfers 
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure) 
  • Subsidy for arrival by train 
  • Boat trip Gersau - Beckenried 
  • Carefully elaborated route 
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) 
  • Navigation app and GPS data available 
  • SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year  
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Thun. For direct arrival: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Montreux. For direct departure: Suitcases will be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest.
Arrival by train: 
Leave the car at home! For every bike, biking or hiking tour in Switzerland, you will receive an SBB coupon per participant, which you can use to deduct CHF 10 from the ticket price for traveling by train. The reduction can be obtained in the SBB online store or in the SBB app. On many trips, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and at the end to hand over the suitcases. You can conveniently combine this right away when you arrive by train. If you are a GA owner, you can provide this information when booking. We will credit you the amount on the invoice. If you don't need the coupon for the trip itself, you can use it during the year. Unfortunately, a retroactive refund is not possible for administrative reasons.  
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online.

In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Your travel program
  • Luggage tags
  • Description of how to use the app
  • Any vouchers

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
5 stars
Jean Daniel Béguelin CH | 12.08.2023
4 jours de VTTAE dans des régions magnifiques
Super trek en VTTAE, parcours pas toujours facile mais sublime. On traverse des panoramas magnifiques, par des petits chemins, parfois même très petits chemins mais c’est splendide. Des grosses montées puis des descentes à travers des pâturages, c’est vraiment du vélo tout terrain. La dernière étape, qui part des Paccots à Montreux, est vraiment incroyable. Après quelques km de montée sur une petite route de campagne il faut franchir le col du Soladier. Pas de chemin, juste quelques traces, des trous, de la terre, tout cela sur environ 400 m de montée très raide (il faut pousser le vélo ou même parfois le porter) et si vous avez de la chance comme moi, il aura plu toute la nuit ce qui rendra ce fameux passage encore plus terrible. Mais quel soulagement quand on arrive au sommet, il reste en effet environ 22 km de descente sur Montreux. En résumé un trek parfait merci EUROTREK
5 stars
Tzi Bang AE | 24.07.2023
Amazing Trip - Precious Memories!
Great trip as usual with the Eurotrek team - very supportive prior and during the trip. The cycling was pretty hard on some days (some uphill pushing!) but the time spent with family was definitely worth it. We felt safe with all the necessary gear (phone holders etc.) in place for us. The first day was the hardest up the Gurnigel pass but became gradually more do-able thereafter. Besides the thrilling downhill descent, the other highlight has got to be the complimentary access to the thermal baths at Charmey. Wonderful way to end the day after a long day of cycling. Will do the trip again in a heartbeat!
5 stars
Gery Zaugg CH | 02.10.2022
Panorama Route ehrt ihren Namen
Highlights waren das Hotel Cailler in Charmey , super dass diese Tagesstrecke dorthin kurz ausfällt, damit bliebt mehr Zeit um die Anlage zu nutzen. Ladestationen dürfen in Zukunft noch in den Unterlagen ergänzt werden. Strecken waren abwechslungsreich und spannend.
5 stars
Markus Rast CH | 10.08.2022
Perfekter Gepäcktransport
Vielen Dank für den speditiven und zuverlässigen Gepäcktransport über diese abwechslungsreiche Strecke, welche wir nun schon zum zweiten Mal gefahren sind. Meine Eindrücke zu den Hotels habe ich Ihnen bereits zugestellt.
3 stars
Margrit Hegglin Keller CH | 01.09.2021
Uns hat der erste Teil der Strecke sehr gut gefallen. Nach Greyerz, unterhalb Moléson jedoch beherrschten vielfach nur noch Weidezäune und Kuhfladen übersäte Wege die Tour. Die Auberge du Lac de Joncs in Les Paccots war eine Entäuschung. Der letzte Streckenabschnitt von Les Paccots nach Montreux war völlig uninteressant. Zum Col de Soladier war unfahrbar: 120 Höhenmeter Bikes schieben und tragen.
Schwarzsee und Greyerz zählten zu unseren Highlights
5 stars
André W. CH | 09.06.2021
Super service
Super dass das Eurotrek Team die Reise trotz der sehr kurzfristigen Buchung möglich gemacht hat. Es waren für uns die letzten 3 Etappen der Panoramaroute 2. Das Personal in der Auberge du Lac des Joncs war superfreundlich. Ein besonderes Highlight waren die Narzissen zwischen dem Lac des Joncs und dem Col de Soladier. Der Aufstieg von Gros Caudon zum Col de Soladier war nach dem Heftigen Gewitter in der Nacht kaum zu bewältigen. Der Boden war sehr aufgeweicht und im steilen Anstieg extrem rutschig. ;-) Das Personal hat uns im Hotel Helvetie aber dann trotz unserem sehr verdreckten Zustand sehr freundlich empfangen.

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