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 6: Thun -> Fluhli

Today being shorter, take time to enjoy your sumptous breakfast and a last stroll along the lakefront.

We’ll begin our climb out of Thun on the “Col de Schallenberg” to gain around 650 meters. You’re now in the region of Emmental.
During the last ice age, this region was one of the few uncovered areas of Switzerland and the water erosion of the period has formed an intricate system of hills and valleys.
You’ll see hilltop fields with flowered chalets, foggy forests in the clouds and rows of hills stretching one after the other like an army of turtles.

Of course, you know the cheese: Emmental. This is the mild hard cheese with all the holes, the variety we all know as “Swiss cheese”. Although you’ve probably tasted pale imitations at your local deli, it’s here that you’ll see small local “Kaserei” producing massive wheels of the “real deal”. Let’s make sure to stop and buy a slab.

After lunch we’ll be passing into a “biosphere reserve” recognized by UNESCO. The designation confirms what you might suspect: You are in a region whose cultural and natural landscape has changed little over the centuries. The locals voted to become a reserve over ten years ago, and in doing so have made a commitment to promoting their own regional products, cultivating the natural resources (grass, wood, and landscape) and developing ecotourism.

We’ll be staying in the village of Fluhli, in the heart of the biosphere. Our hotel, the Kurhaus, has a long and celebrated history.
Many famous guests have made their way to this isolated hotel to enjoy the healing waters above the village. It’s been a short day, so walk up the “Schwandalp” path to enjoy the views and the refreshing springs up on top.

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