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Cycling Holidays in and around Zurich, Lake Zurich short tour

Touring bike & e-bike
3 Days / 2 Nights
Self-guided tour
499.- CHF
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In town, in the countryside, on the river

The city of Zurich is well-known throughout the world. Anyone looking for a sophisticated lifestyle, a variety of restaurants and bars and a lively cultural scene definitely won’t be disappointed. At the same time, Zurich is quite a compact city surrounded by nature reserves, lakes and authentic Swiss villages. You’ll never cease to be amazed at how quickly the sounds of urban hustle and bustle alternate with the clunking of cowbells. This cycling tour in and around Zurich is an experience no keen leisure cyclist should miss.

Cycling Holidays in and around Zurich, Lake Zurich short tour

Touring bike & e-bike
3 Days / 2 Nights
Self-guided tour
499.- CHF
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You leave the city and head north, passing through the relatively urban districts of Seebach and Affoltern. The route becomes more rural once you pass the Katzensee lake. Follow the route along the Furtbach brook, which is almost completely flat, to Würenlos – shortly afterwards you’ll reach the cosmopolitan little town of Baden. Return to Zurich by cycling along the river Limmat.

The north-eastern shore of Lake Zurich, known by the locals as “Goldküste”, which means “Gold Coast”, is famous for its picturesque location, its exclusive villas, gardens and its proximity to nature reserves. Vines are grown on the banks of the lake and, in the summer, countless boats can be seen floating leisurely on the water. A little distance away from the lively lakefront, you can cycle along quiet side roads and take in the fabulous views all around you. What’s more, the centre of Rapperswil old town is a real gem and well worth exploring.

Today’s highlight is without doubt the protected Lake Greifen, which you’ll reach by leaving Rapperswil and heading up into the Zurich Oberland. Excellent cycle paths and the unspoilt lakefront make this stage a real pleasure to ride. You’ll then pedal on past Schwamendingen and around the Zürichberg mountain, from where quite a long descent takes you back down to Zurich city centre.

Tour character

The area surrounding Zurich is hilly. You can expect to have to negotiate both major and minor inclines every day. The routes are excellently signposted and easy to ride. Occasionally, however, you’ll encounter some sections on unpaved tracks.




Category: 3* and 4* hotels

Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information


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


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


  • Arrival in Zurich using public transport. Luggage drop-off at the hotel.  
  • Departure from Zurich central station using public transport. If departing directly, please collect your luggage from the luggage office 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 "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.

Our rental bikes

27-speed Country Bike

Our "Tour de Suisse" country bike is a robust and comfortable touring bike with 27 gears. 

S = 44 cm (150 - 172 cm)
M = 50 cm (172 - 186 cm)
L = 56 cm (186 - 196 cm)
Electric bike 25 km/h

Our Flyer C8.1 impresses with its high level of comfort and state-of-the-art technology.

Attention: Minimum age 16 years (or 14 years with moped licence)

XS = 41cm (bis 160cm)
S = 45cm (160-170cm)
M = 50cm (170-180cm)
L = 55cm (ab 180cm)
499.- CHF
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