Switzerland Cycling Paradise

  • Location

    Lausanne to Lauterbrunnen & Thun

  • Duration

    6 days | 5 nights

  • Length

    20 km to 91 km

  • Climb

    130 m to 1,460 m

2 Jul 2024 - 7 Jul 2024 / 3 Sep 2024 - 8 Sep 2024 / 20 Aug 2024 - 25 Aug 2024

​​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, the 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 2,000 m 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 most famous towns and cities: Gruyères, Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux, Gstaad, Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen. Switzerland is full of history and we’ll see Chateaux and stay in a medieval castle on the last night in Thun. The icing on the cake will be riding in the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux Vineyard Region, and don't forget to stop for a nice glass of wine overlooking Lac 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 (02 - 07 July, 03 - 08 September, 01 -06 October) 2024

Private

Any date between May 15 and October 15, please get in touch for a custom experience.

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 3,790 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
  • Maximum group size: 7 riders per group
  • 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 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 Vineyards, 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 we'll descend to Vevey and through Montreux and to the Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland’s premier destination and magnificently situated on Lac Leman with the Alps backdrop. We will continue on to the Rhone River route and ride 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. Finally a 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 m

    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, you can decide if you want to do an extra climb (or two) - the Col des Mosses, featured in the 2022 Tour de France and riding back down to Les Diablerets. Plus an extra climb to Col de la Croix or a transfer 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 followed by a beautiful descent to Les Diablerets. A stunning climb to Col du Pillon takes you to the base of Glacier 3000 before a fabulous descent to Gstaad. We will stop for a coffee in the traditional old town of Saanen and then a climb before a long descent towards Spiez. You can keep riding or be transferred to your hotel in Lauterbrunnen or nearby. There are lots of photo opportunities on today's breathtaking ride. During the late afternoon /early evening, we recommend that you explore this beautiful area.

    Hotel near Lauterbrunnen
  • DAY 5

    To Interlaken via Grosse Shceidegg

    75 km | 1,460 m

    Today, we climb one of the most prestigious passes in Switzerland: the Grosse Scheidegg Pass (1,962 m). One of our favourite passes ever! The majestic climb is closed to traffic and offers breathtaking views of the famous Eiger North Face. After a coffee stop on the top of the Grosse Scheidegg, you have a technical and breathtaking descent towards Meiringen - Enjoy!

    In Meiringen, we can have our lunch or a coffee stop, before heading to Interlaken riding along side the beautiful Brienzersee. In Interlaken, you will be transferred to your last hotel near Thun.

    Hotel near Thun
  • Day 6

    Au revoir!

    Unfortunately, the morning sun never lasts a day, and today is the day to finish the Switzerland Cycling Paradise Tour. Take the morning to relax and the GTP team will assist you in checking out and then transfer you directly to Geneva Airport or your hotel in Geneva.

    If this discovery tour interests you, please don't hesitate to contact the GTP team.