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Cycling holidays Lakes Route Vevey - Lucerne

Cycling: Lakes-Route

Pure, idyllic alps

The Lakes-Route deserves its name, because many lakes touch the route from its beginning at Lake Geneva to its goal at Lake Lucerne. The Route leads through some outstanding touristic regions with great sounding names: Montreux, Gruyères, Gstaad, Interlaken and Lucerne… Whoever completes the Lakes-Route, has seen the most beautiful corners of Switzerland.

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Itinerary

Luggage drop-off in Vevey. From Vevey, take the rack railway up to the Mont-Pèlerin. Quiet roads lead you to the source of the most popular cheese of Switzerland: the Gruyère, which shares its name with the region. A new landscape with green meadows, cowbells and local traditions presents itself.

approx. 40 – 50 km
600 – 855 m
500 – 735 m

Postcard Switzerland: cheese dairies, chalets, snow-covered mountains, cable cars and their well-known regional papercuts. 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. 40 km
735 m
410 m

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

approx. 55 km
740 m
1'150 m

A boat ride from Spiez to Interlaken in the morning. On the shore of Lake Brienz there is a steep ascent to Meiringen to be completed where you can 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. 60 km
1'145 m
1'200 m

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. After arriving in Lucerne, luggage pick-up and individual departure.

approx. 35 km
240 m
310 m

Tour character

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.

The Lakes Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Vevey
  Season 1
06.04.2024 - 26.04.2024
28.09.2024 - 13.10.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
30.03.2024 - 05.04.2024
27.04.2024 - 27.09.2024

Arrival daily
Lakes Route Vevey-Lucerne, 5 days, CH-WDRVL-05X
Base price
989.-
1'059.-
Surcharge single room 225.- 225.-

Category: middle class hotels

Season 1
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024
Apr 27, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Arrival daily
Lakes Route Vevey-Lucerne, 5 days, CH-WDRVL-05X
Base price
Surcharge single room
989.-
225.-
1'059.-
225.-

Category: middle class hotels

Season 1
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
Season 2
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024
Apr 27, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Vevey
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
Lucerne
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
129.-
55.-
129.-
60.-
129.-
55.-
129.-
60.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Vevey
  Season 1
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024
Apr 27, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Arrival daily
Vevey
Double room p.P. 129.- 129.-
Surcharge single room 55.- 55.-
Lucerne
Double room p.P. 129.- 129.-
Surcharge single room 60.- 60.-
Price
Countrybike 27-gear
Electric bicycle
Side bag
125.-
229.-
included
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

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

Note:

  • Optional funicular ride Vevey – Le Mont Pèlerin not included (approx. CHF 6.- with half fare card and bike) 
  • Optional train ride Meiringen – Brünigpass not included (approx. CHF 5.- with half fare card and bike)  
  • 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 Vevey. 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 Lucerne. 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.

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Christa Gonzalez US | 20.05.2024
An experience of a lifetime!
Do this trip if you are able as it was a truly remarkable adventure that we will forever remember! We went on our Ebike trip as a group of 7 friends (from the US), and had the time of our lives. The trails were all very well marked and navigation was relatively simple (although we referred to Google Maps a lot out of our own comfort). The scenery along the way was stunning and all of the sweet cows that we saw were simply charming. Getting into the heart of small villages along the way gave us an experience that we just wouldn't get any other way! Hotels were top notch (our favorite being the Hermitage in Saanen, as we didn't want to leave), and each day was a manageable distance. There were only a few sections on the routes that put us on busy roads with cars, but those didn't last long before getting back on the bike trails. Our luggage always arrived to our next destination even before we did, so that was seamless. For added safety and a greater feeling of confidence...RENT THE HELMET!
Reto Zingg
Reto Zingg answered:
Wow, thank you so much for this lovely feedback. We are very happy that you and your group were so satisfied with the trip on the Lakes Route. The tour is one of the highlights you can do in Switzerland. You made a good choice! (although there are of course many other exciting regions to explore, such as Valais or Graubünden 😉)
5 stars
Grahame Pratt AU | 19.10.2023
FANTASTIC!
First of all, the bikes were excellent. Second, the accommodation was first rate, in some cases exceptional. Third, the booking staff were helpful, patient and efficient. Fourth, the itinerary provided awonderful showcase of rural Switzerland at its finest All up, a wonderful experience which we wished was longer. My only suggestion is to include in the travel documents advice on using Google Maps/diections as a back-up/cross check as it came in handy more than once when the signage was a bit obscure.
5 stars
Anna W. FR | 15.08.2023
Route des Lacs
Nous avons passés un très beau voyage avec Eurotrek. Une organisation parfaite, des vélos de qualité et un trajet de toute splendeur. Merci encore pour cette première expérience réussie de voyage en vélo.

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