ALPINE

No guided tour

scheduled for 2018


Independent Tour : 3,190 CHF

(10-nights)

Shorter tours possible.

Dates : March through September

BOOK TOUR

If you’re a strong and experienced road cyclist who enjoys climbing, this is your tour.

Cyclists will ride an average 75 km a day with around 1000 meters of daily climbing.

Expect to spend 6 to 7 hours in the saddle each day.
Standard: Tour des Alpes Road, Tour des Alpes Hybrid, Tandem
Upgrade: Trek Emonda SL, 400 chf
Upgrade: Trek Silque SL Lady, 400 chf
Upgrade: Trek Domane SL7 (Di2), 600 chf
  • Experienced local guides
  • Premium lodging (3 and 4 star hotels)
  • A 2017 touring bicycle with bags, bottles, lock, tools, etc.
  • Personal bike fitting at shop
  • Support van for luggage or weary cyclists
  • Catered lunches and restaurant dinners included (except one lunch and one dinner )
  • Cocktail nights
  • GPS navigation on all bikes & our own maps.
  • Special events (wine tasting, farm breakfasts, bonfire night, etc.)
  • Return train travel back to Geneva with stop-over in Berne
  • Note: Transportation for optional bike on Day Five of the Guided Alpine Tour is not included.
  • Orientation and bicycle fitting at shop
  • Fully equipped new 2017 touring bicycles
  • All accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Return train to Geneva
  • Return of bicycle to Geneva
  • GPS navigation, maps
  • Luggage transfers
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Alpine Route Tour Day 3: Chatel -> Gruyère

This morning we have another hundred meters of climbing to the reach the summit and then it’s a long 1000 meter hairpin descent to the town of Monthey and the valley below.

You’re back in Switzerland and will soon be in Aigle, the home to the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), the world's governing body for cycling. The mountains here are the playground of the many elite athletes that come to visit.

You’ve now got our second toughest climb of the trip. Aigle is at 415 meters and within the next hour or so will be ascending to 1500 meters ! Take a look at our goal: the towering mountains immediately north. Once on top you will see the "Tour d'Ai" to your right. It’s eerily quiet up here. You may see other cyclists, a few shepards or the occassional Swiss soldier on patrol.

You will eventually see civilization. This village of Monbovon is the first in a string dedicated to dairy farming and the manufacturing of Gruyère cheese.

You’ll see the medieval village of Gruyère in the distance and continue to have great views from the comfort of your hotel room. You should take time to walk through the old town, visit the castle, follow the ramparts and have a drink at the "Alien Bar".

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