As a landlocked country, water isn’t the first image that springs to mind when you think of Switzerland. However, this mountainous nation is home to a multitude of dreamlike lakes of all sizes. Some have gentle, shallow shorelines, while others boast steep cliffs. Then, there are the countless rivers and streams that criss-cross the country. The crystal-clear waters boast not only incredible views but also the promise of a cooling dip on warm days. Cycling in Switzerland is often hilly but some of the Tours in this Collection prove that there doesn't always have to be a lot of elevation, adventures here can also be flat and relaxed.
In this Collection, we present six different cycling Tours. They are spread throughout the country and all lead you along the water. Some Tours are flat and family-friendly, while others are more challenging. Getting sweaty isn’t a problem on these rides because the next bathing opportunity is never far away.
Soak up the sun at the swimming pool on Lake Pfäffikon, discover impressive highlights on the Aare or cycle through the green Rhone Valley on Lake Geneva. Let the ferry take you across the turquoise Lake Lucerne, jump into the refreshing Lake Thun and enjoy views over the famous Lake Constance. To top it all off, the start and end points of the Tours are easily accessible by public transport.
So, pack your swimsuit and explore Switzerland's wonderful water worlds by bike!
The calmly flowing Aare between Wangen and Solothurn is at the center of this nearly 24-kilometre-long and mainly flat circular tour. You start at Wangen an der Aare train station and cycle through the center to the beautiful wooden bridge. This takes you to the other bank, where you pass the Wehribach…
The small Pfäffikersee is located at the transition between the Glatttal and the Kempttal in the Zurich Oberland. Its flat, natural banks are perfect for a relaxed bike tour. Starting from the Pfäffikon train station, drive counter-clockwise around the entire lake. The bike path along the Usterstrasse…
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The Rhone flows through the beautiful Lake Geneva, which forms the border between Switzerland and France. On this round trip you are on the left and right banks of the Rhone, passing scenic and cultural highlights. From the starting point at Saint-Maurice train station you cycle to the fortified Château…
This bike tour takes you along two wonderful, well-known lakes: the first section runs along Lake Thun, which is up to 217 meters deep, and you cover the final kilometers along the shore of Lake Brienz. You start at Spiez train station, from where you roll down to the village of Faulensee. Directly on…
On this 41-kilometer tour, everything revolves around the beautiful Lake Lucerne, which is framed by gentle hills and steep mountains. Lucerne main station is your starting point and from there you drive south parallel to the lake shore. Between the towns of Kastanienbaum and Stansstad, the path leads…
On this round you can enjoy fantastic views of Lake Constance and the Old Rhine - both directly on the shore and from above. It starts at the main train station in Rorschach, which is conveniently only a stone's throw away from the shore of Lake Constance. You cycle past the Forum Würth with its sculpture…
Bike Touring Collection by Tobias
Bike Touring Collection by Bosch eBike Systems
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Road Cycling Collection by Emilia Romagna