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 4: Gruyère -> Thun

The grass is wet, the cows are out and so is the sun. We’ll start slowly and quietly by veering off route #4 and onto Regional Route #59 to keep things pastoral.

This first stretch of road is relatively flat and will take you past the dairy farms that have made the region and its cheese legendary. The silhouette of Fribourg will eventually appear in the distance as we get back on our Alpine Route. We’ll then bike through the deep cut ravines of the “Sensegraben” and then into the Gantrisch nature park for our picnic lunch.

Turn your ear and hear the sing-song calls to the cows in Schwyzerdütsch and see the cabbages growing: you’ve passed into the Swiss-german side of Switzerland.

We’ll be doing gentle climbs the rest of the day until we see the city of Thun. It’s castle and lake shine in the distance and we’ll coast down to our 4-star hotel situated directly on the lake.

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