LITE

GUIDED TOUR: 4799 CHF

Dates : July 9 – July 19

(11-nights)


Independent Tour : 2990 CHF

(10-nights)

Shorter tours possible.

Dates: March through September

BOOK TOUR

If you’re active and know how to ride a bicycle, then this is your tour.

You’ll be riding 40 to 60 kilometers a day over flat terrain.

Expect to spend 3 to 4 hours in the saddle each day.
Standard: Tour des Alpes Hybrid, Tour des Alpes Road
Upgrade: Espeed Electric Bike, 400 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.
  • Hiking "Day off" with transport to Weissenstein mountain
  • Return train travel back to Geneva with stop-over in Berne
  • 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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Lite Route Day 8: Zofingen -> Baden

The twisting Aare grows more cosmopolitan as we pass through the larger, but little known cities of Olten and Aarau this morning. Olten’s majestic municipal tower and wide wooden bridge are icons of modernity. It’s not surprising that the town was a major train hub back in 1856. Aarau’s streets also deserve a stroll. Founded on a rocky outcropping over 700 years ago, Aarau soon became a city of artisans and has remained so to this day. Family run butchers, bakers and candlestick makers still thrive in Switzerland and Aarau has more than its fair share. Time for some shopping ?

Our path remains flat and follows the river in the afternoon, and although the Canton of Aargau may be Switzerland’s least mountainous, it’s quite diverse: well-wooded hills alternate with fertile valleys, all watered by the river that you’ve come to know so well.

One of our own favorite stops is at the church of Konigsfelden at Windisch. The church is widely thought to contain the most beautiful stained glass in all of Switzerland. It’s right on our path, so you be the judge.

We leave the Aare shortly after Windisch and overnight in the gorgeous town of Baden. As the name suggests, Baden is famous for its sulfur baths and you’ll have plenty of time to soak your legs in the reinvigorating water before going out for supper. If the weather is good, we’ll plan on eating in the city’s beer garden.

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