November 2014 Newsletter


New Website for early December

S_12-1024x575Lots of changes in 2015: new bikes, a new tour and so we’ve decided to create a whole new Bike Switzerland website which our web designer hopes to have on-line by the end of the month.
The new site will have a scrolling-style which will make it more tablet friendly. We’ll also be making use of Google Maps and the application and payment process will take place directly on the website.
If all goes as planned, there will also be a new rentals site and shop site by the time we re-open in March.

Alpine Tour Taking Shape

Route-4-map-pictureAll of the hotels have been secured and we’ve even got our first sign-ups.
The dates are August 2 – August 9th, with the possiblity of an August 10th end date.
Explainer: in doing the reconnaissance, I realized that although it’s possible to do the last stretch in one long day (around 110 kilometers), the region of Appenzell really deserves more time.
I especially like the idea of spending a night in my favorite village: Hemberg. However, it’s the shoulder season in Appenzell and the two hotels in the village are closed until next week, so we’ll need to wait and see if they have rooms for us.

15545337319_256db4ed4c_k-768x1024You’ve done the Challenge Tour and were impressed ? I love all my babies, but have to say that the Alpine Route is even more impressive.
That said, you’ll be earning those views with the climbs. You’ll have 8000 meters of climbing over the course of 500 kilometres in 6 (possibly 7) days of riding.
You’ll have the choice of the following bikes:

Trek 720
Trek Emonda S6 (200 chf surcharge)
Trek Domane 5.9  (500 chf surcharge)

As usual, we’ll be staying in the very best places I’ve managed to find, and I’d be happy to send you a list of those hotels if you email me.
Anyway, the whole itinerary will be up on the new website, but until then, you’ll find the first three days described here:
Riding Day one
Riding Day two
Riding Day three
Riding Day four

You’ll also find a full profile chart of Route 4 here.
However, our itinerary will take us in the opposite direction of what you see here.

Work in Geneva, Switzerland


Required: 2-3 years of shop experience to help out with sales and service this Spring and Summer.
In addition to your salary, you would be given your own room in a shared apartment and free use of our fleet of rental bikes.
You’ll gain international experience and plenty of time to ride the roads of France and Switzerland.

Shop manager

Required: French & English, very good knowledge of bicycles and basic mechanic skills.
Manager should be based in Switzerland or neighboring France. Work starts March 1st.

Anyone interested should apply before January 1st at

Clothing sale

Most of our 2014 clothing line is now on sale on our Sale Page.
Not all sizes are available any longer. If you’re thinking about ordering for Christmas, please order now as there will be no one to send packages for a 3-week period beginning December 10th.

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