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Cycling holidays Lakes Route Lake Geneva - Lake Zurich

Cycling: Lakes-Route Switzerland

Pure, idyllic alps

The Lakes-Route deserves its name, because many lakes touch the Route from its beginning at the Lake Geneva to its goal at the Lake Zurich. The Route leads through some of the outstanding touristic regions with great sounding names: Montreux, Gruyères, Gstaad, Interlaken, Lucerne, Einsiedeln and Rapperswil…

Whoever completes the Lakes-Route, has seen the most beautiful corners of Switzerland.

Moderate
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

Stroll along the promenade and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Lake Genevaand the snow white glaciers of the nearby Mont-Blanc massif.

From Vevey, take the rack railway up to the Mont-Pèlerin. Tranquil roads lead you to the source of the most popular cheese of Switzerland: the Gruyère, which shares its name with the landscape. A recent symphony of green melancholy, cowbells and customs.

approx. 40 – 50 km

Postcard country Switzerland: cheeseries, chalets, snowy mountains, cable cars, hotel scent and papercutting. Away from the idyll, the Pays d’Enhaut and the Saaneneland are a magnificent landscape, animated by the haze of celebrity and happy mountain goers.

approx. 45 – 55 km

The artfully decorated wooden houses of the Simmental belong to the most beautiful of Europe. The Simme remains a wild river that demands a lot from dinghy riders. And Spiez, a water sports paradies on the cheerful lake Thun.

approx. 50 km

A boat ride from Spiez to Interlaken in the morning. On the shore of Lake Brienz there is a steep rise to get to Meiringen where you take the train across the Brünigpass. You reach Obwalden: a small Canton, a big Valley, a pre-alpine landscape with scattered villages, flat lakes and long traditions.

approx. 50 - 55 km

As soon as you get a glimpse of the Lake of Lucerne the Pilatus is in your path. Bay after bay right to Lucerne, a fixed point for every tourist. Even lovelier is the Lake Zug, todays stage goal.

approx. 60 km

Transfer up to Unterägeri in the morning. An orchid, peat and insect world in the Rothenthurmer moor and a busy place of pilgrimage called Einsiedeln. One last steep stretch up to the “Etzel” and then you rush down to the banks of the Lake Zurich.

approx. 55 km

Characteristic

Along the totally 16 lakes between Montreux and Horn the route is of course smooth and flat – but between the lakes there are some minor passes to cross: Less athletic cyclists are recommended to use an electric bike which is well suited for this route.

Athletic cyclists use the touring bikes.

Prices & dates

All data at a glance
Season 1
Sep 23, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Samstag
Season 2
May 27, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Aug 19, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Samstag
Season 3
May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Jun 24, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
Samstag
Lakes Route Lake Geneva - Lake Zurich, 8 days, Charme, CH-WZRMR-08D
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1135,00
355,00
1185,00
355,00
1235,00
355,00
Season 1
Sep 23, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Season 2
May 27, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Aug 19, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Season 3
May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Jun 24, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
Montreux/St-Légier-Chiésaz D Deluxe
Extra night double room (Top-Class)
Extra night single room
Rapperswil D Deluxe
Extra night double room
Extra night single room
119,00
174,00
79,00
118,00
119,00
174,00
79,00
118,00
119,00
174,00
79,00
118,00
Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
105,00
229,00

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

  • 7 overnight stays in the desired accommodation category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Cable car ride Vevey – Le Mont Pèlerin
  • Boat ride Spiez - Interlaken
  • Train ride Meiringen – Brünigpass

 

  • Transfer Zug – Unterägeri
  • Guide book
  • Detailed tour documentation
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day Helpline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Parking at the train station in Montreux CHF 35 .- per day, (cheaper car parks nearby), mo reservation possible

  • Journey back by train from Rapperswil to Montreux, duration approx. 3½ - 4 hours, costs approx CHF 89.- per person and ride

Customer feedback

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Thomas Bach DE | 25.09.2018
Seen Route - Dossier 5183115
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, was wären wir ohne die Sorgfalt Ihrer geschätzten Frau Spreeuwers gewesen? Aufgeschmissen natürlich. Wir hatten die kompletten Unterlagen von Eurokike erst einen Tag vor Tour Start bekommen und es war fraglich, ob wir diese überhaupt rechtzeitig von Eurobike erhalten. Frau Spreeuwers hatte diese innerhalb kürzester Zeit in Montreux im Starthotel nochmals hinterlegen lassen. PERFEKT, der Urlaub war gerettet. Dafür sagen ich nochmals herzlichen Dank. Die Anmerkungen hier in Kurzform, ich hatte Frau Spreeuwers schon vorab informiert. Das erste Tourhotel in Charmey ist wunderbar, aber durch einen langen Anstieg schwer zu erreichen. Ich würde das Schiffsticket vom Thuner See auch für den Brienzer See f. 2 Tage gültig stellen (wenn man die erste Schifffahrt am Thuner See verpasst, dann kann man am Brienzer See fahren). Ich würde bei Tour-Start Hilfestellung beim Parkhaus geben. Z.B. Donner Parking in Montreux. Da hatte mir ein sehr freundlicher Herr vom trala Hotel geholfen. Das erleichtert die Anreise, vor allem,. wenn man in der Schweiz nicht so viel Erfahrung hat. Alles weitere, was ich vergessen haben sollte, hatte ich schon Ihrer geschätzten Frau Spreeuwers geschrieben ( unser rettender Engel). Betreuung vor Ort, Koffertransport war wunderbar. Mein Gesamturteil. PERFEKTE Arbeit von Ihnen. Bitte nehmen Sie mich in Ihren Katalog- Verteiler auf. Wir werden wieder bei Ihnen buchen. Beste Grüße, Ihr Thomas Bach.

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