Your 10 day cycling tour in Switzerland

The biggest rivers in Europe have their sources in Switzerland. It is the Land of Water.
We will ride along glaciers, lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls on this tour that takes us from Bern to Walensee via the most prestigious climbs of the Swiss Alps.
On the way, we'll stay in the beautiful of Bern (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and we will have a rest day in Ticino, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

Day 1

Arrival at Zurich airport and transfer to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. There is time to visit the city before dinner, which is hosted in a typical restaurant of the old town.

Above: The old town of Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Day 2

Bern to Interlaken

Our first ride takes us across the countryside and then along the shores of Lake Thun. We stay in the adventure sport mecca of Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland region.

70km, 500m of climbing

Above: Interlaken

Day 3

Interlaken to Ulrichen

We ride to Innertkirchen and start the climb towards Grimselpass through a wild, sparsely grown mountainous landscape marked by granite rocks. After a descent we arrive in Ulrichen, in the canton (province) of Wallis.

75km, 1,800m of climbing

Above: The Grimselpass

Day 4

Ulrichen to Locarno

We start immediately with the climb of the mighty Nufenen (2,478m). After that, a long descent into Ticino, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, awaits us. We spend the night in Locarno.

115km, 1,100m of climbing

Above: Climbing the Nufenen

Day 5

Rest day

After 2 days in the mountains, we enjoy some rest in Locarno. We can spend a lazy day on the shores of Lake Maggiore or explore the beautiful Verzasca valley.

Optional short ride around Locarno.

Above: The charming city of Locarno

Day 6

Locarno to Gravedona

We ride to Lugano over the short climb of Monte Ceneri and cross the Italian border. After an enchanting ride on the famous Lake of Como, we arrive in Gravedona.

85km, 800m of climbing

Above: Lake Como

Day 7

Gravedona to Sils/Maria

We ride back into Switzerland via Malojapass (1,815m). Tonight we stay in Sils/Maria, in Engadin - yet another language region of Switzerland!

75km, 1,700m of climbing

Above: Sils Maria and its beautiful lake

Day 8

Sils/Maria to Filisur

It's a short ride today, but we climb one of the most beautiful Swiss passes: the Albula (2,315m). After that it's all downhill to Filisur, a beautifully preserved village.

55km, 670m of climbing

Above: The top of Albula

Day 9

Filisur to Walenstadt

For our last day, a short climb takes us to the ski resort of Lenzerheide before the final kilometres towards another lake: the Walensee. We have our last dinner in Walenstadt. On the way we’ll ride through Maienfeld, home of Heidi. It can’t get any more Swiss than that.

75km, 600m of climbing

Above: The Walensee

Day 10

Transfer to Zurich Airport after breakfast

What is included

  • 9 night accommodation in simple but comfortable hotels (twin rooms)
  • All breakfasts / lunches / dinners
  • Transfers from and to Zurich Airport
  • Mechanic to assemble and disassemble bikes after and before the flight in Zurich
  • 1 cycling guide for 6-7 riders, 2 guides if 8 to 14 riders
  • 1 support vehicle with driver
  • Energy nutrition during the ride
  • Grand Tours Project cycling jersey
  • Roadbook including all the details you need to know on your trip

What is not included

  • Flights / transportation to the trip pick up location
  • Travel insurance
  • Possible visits and excursions (Bern and Locarno - can be arranged for a fee)
  • Rental bikes (can be arranged for a fee)
  • All beverages