Switzerland Cycling Paradise

  • Location

    Lausanne to Lauterbrunnen & Thun

  • Duration

    6 days | 5 nights

  • Length

    20km up to 91km

  • Climb

    130m up to 1,460m daily

4 Jul 2023 - 9 Jul 2023 / 4 Sep 2023 - 9 Sep 2023 / 3 Oct 2023 - 8 Oct 2023

​​Discover the Switzerland Cycling Paradise with Chateaux, Cheese Chocolate and Wine. Unlike neighbouring France and Italy which are iconic destinations thanks to the Tour and the Giro, Switzerland is an underrated cycling paradise.

In every Swiss region, options are endless. On this tour, we will discover Western Switzerland having the perfect mix of cycling days: Flat rides around some of the many lakes between Geneva and Interlaken, rolling hills in the plateau of the canton Fribourg, through beautiful Chateaux in the countryside. And then there are the Alps, and we will ride a few of them. Switzerland has 16 epic passes over 2,000m and also there is a network of 9 national and 123 regional bike routes using mostly small, perfectly surfaced roads with little traffic. This makes riding in Switzerland a much better experience than in many other popular European cycling locations.

This tour will bring you on a journey to discover our favourite roads of the Alps Vaudoises and the Bernese Alps, through the region’s most famous towns and cities: Gruyères, Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux, Gstaad, Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen. Switzerland is full of history and we’ll go past Chateaux and stay in a medieval castle on the last night in Thun. The icing on the cake will be riding in the Lavaux vineyard region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and don't forget to stop for a nice glass of wine overlooking Lake Leman and the Swiss Alps while surrounded by beautiful vineyards.

On this tour, our team has designed a great route where transfers will be minimal and if necessary, we will have some transfers in electric trains or provide transfer in electric vehicles in our goal to be environmentally and socially sustainable.

There are 3 versions of this tour:

Classic

Fixed dates (04 - 09 July, 04 - 09 September, 03 -08 October) 2023

Private

Any date between May 15 and October 15, a group of 6 people minimum (For less people get in touch).

Self-guided *Special price

Any date between May 15 and October 15, with hotels, meals, luggage transport, maps and hotline with support vehicle on call.

Contact us for details.

Total price: FROM 3,850 CHF

  • Ride the Lavaux Vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit the Cailler Chocolate Factory & Gruyeres Chateaux
  • Visit the valley of 72 waterfalls: Lauterbrunnen!
  • Discover the rolling hills, charming villages and lakes of the French & German speaking part of Switzerland
  • Experience travelling in the Belle Époque paddle steamed boat on Lac Leman from Montreux to Lausanne
  • Stay in typical Medieval castle Swiss hotel in Thune dating back to the 15th century
  • Maximum group size: 18 riders
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Switzerland!

    We will meet you at Geneva Airport and transfer you to your charming hotel in Lausanne.

    Once at your hotel, we will help you to check in and you can decide if you want to rest at the hotel, go to the wellness centre or stretch your legs and explore Lausanne. In the afternoon, we will help you to set up your bikes and if time allows we will have a short welcome ride.

    We will also provide you with all the information needed for the next few days. Then it's time to relax and enjoy your first evening in Switzerland.

    Dinner at your hotel.

    Hotel in Lausanne - Vevey
  • DAY 2

    Lavaux Vineyars, Chateaux, UCI and Bex

    45 km | 250 m or 68 | 380 m

    After a delicious breakfast, We will start riding from Lutry centre through the magnificent Lavaux vineyards - UNESCO protected and with extensive views across the lake to the Alps. In Chexbres will descend to Vevey. In Montreux, we'llvisit the Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland’s premier chateau destination and magnificently situated on Lac Leman with the Alps background. We will continue on and find the Rhone River route and cycle along the cycle path to the UCI Velodrome. A quick tour of the facilities and a coffee before we set off to Chateau d’Aigle. Ride or transfer back to Villeneuve for a Belle Epoque paddleboat steamer trip back to Lausanne. Time to relax and we recommend that you visit the Olympic Museum.

    Hotel in Lausanne - Vevey
  • DAY 3

    3C Experience - Chateau, Cheese and Chocolate

    65 km | 1,050 m or 80 km | 1,750

    An early transfer will take you to Broc. You will visit the Cailler Chocolate Factory and Museum Tour. Enjoy the tour, buy some delicious chocolate and then we’ll set off on the bikes to Gruyères, a delightful hilltop village with an imposing chateau. We will then cycle to Chateau d'Oex, where the first hot air balloon to circumnavigate the world started. Here we have the opportunity to watch a Fromage demonstration and then enjoy the authentic regional dishes at Le chalet restaurant. After lunch, we will decide if you want to do an extra famous climb (or two), the Col des Mosses, recently featured in the Tour de France 22 riding to Les Diablerets. An extra climb to Col de la Croix or a transfer will take you to your new hotel in Villars Sur Ollon.

    Hotel in Villars Sur Ollon
  • DAY 4

    The Classic passes to Spiez & Lauterbrunnen

    75 km | 1,000 m or 90 km | 1,200 m

    On today's menu are two of the region's classic climbs - Col de la Croix (1,778m) and Col du Pillon (1,546m). You'll start with a warm-up to Col de la Croix. Then a beautiful descent will take you to Diablerets. A stunning climb to Col du Pillon to face Glacier 3000. We will stop for a coffee in the traditional old town of Saanen after crossing Gstaad. We will continue to climb a very gentle ascend before a long descent towards Spiez. You can keep riding or get transferred to your Hotel in Lauterbrunnen. There are lots of photo opportunities on today's breathtaking ride and some alternative routes that we can take. During the afternoon /early evening, we recommend that you explore the area by walking.

    Hotel in Lauterbrunnen
  • DAY 5

    To Interlaken via Grosse Shceidegg

    75 km | 1,460 m

    Today, we climb 1 f the most prestigious pass in Switzerland: the Grosse Scheidegg pass (1,962 m). One of our epic favourite passes ever! The majestic climb is close to traffic and offers a breathtaking view of the famous Eiger North Face. After a coffee stop on the top of the Grosse, we will enjoy a technical and breathtaking descent in direction of Meiringen.

    In Meiringen, we can have our lunch or a coffee stop, before heading to Interlaken riding along the beautiful Breinzersee (Brienze lake). Once in Interlaken, you will be transferred to your last hotel in Thun. An extra ride to Thun can be arranged.

    Schloss Hotel Thun****
  • Day 6

    Au revoir!

    Unfortunately, the morning sun never lasts a day, and today the day has come to leave Switzerland paradise and go home.


    Take the morning to relax and enjoy one last breakfast at the hotel. We will assist you to check out and then transfer you directly to the airport or your hotel in Geneva.


    We trust Switzerland has impressed you and you will return for more cycling adventures with Grand Tours Project.