Self-guided cycling vacation in Switzerland
What a way to discover the Swiss Alps – by bike! Pedal past mountains and lakes, fuelled by cheese and chocolate, on this week long self guided tour.
Geneva Lake Geneva Lausanne Châtel-Saint-Denis Gruyères Fribourg bike or train to Schwarzenburg Lake Thun Interlaken visit Trummelbach Falls cycle between 35 and 71km per day stay in small locally run accommodation
€1395 excluding flights
Description of Self-guided cycling vacation in Switzerland
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetTraveling by bike, you are no longer an observer — you are an active participant in the local environment and culture.
Choosing to travel through the Swiss Alps by bike is one way to keep the natural beauty and fresh mountain air unchanged. The way we arrange luggage transfers is to use as few vehicles as possible to transfer as much luggage as possible, thereby reducing CO2 emissions.
We recommend travel by train, a much more eco-friendly solution — Geneva and Interlaken are very easily accessibly by Swiss Rail. To travel within Europe, we recommend taking trains over renting cars using or air transports. Trains are more energy-efficient and will minimize the CO2 emission per capita.
In cities, we recommend clients to use public transportation, or to walk or bike. City bike rentals are more and more widely available in big and medium-sized cities across Europe they are the best way to get around congested cities.
PeopleWe are based in France. This is where we live and work. Our office is located in the French Alps, just a stone's throw from the Swiss border near Geneva, and we ride the very same roads we recommend to you for your cycling vacations. Like the French, the Swiss take pride in serving locally-produced food, so you can count on local restaurants serving farm-fresh meat and produce. You can even skip supermarkets and head straight to the source of chocolate and cheese in Gruyères.
As firm believers of sustainable development, we have established a friendly network of professionals comprised mainly of local tour guides, small operators, and family-run agencies. Most of our people have created their own jobs/enterprises in order to live their passion for the region and cultural heritage. All have extensive travel experience and have lived in various places before falling in love with the area they now call home.
Relying on local guides and family-owned hotels, you will be ensured a warm, personalized welcome. All properties are run by people who have a passion for their region and its cultural, gastronomic, and historical heritage. We use genuine places with local charm, blending harmoniously into the environment. Our hotels offer guests a pleasant, nice-sized environment. Some of them have as few as two rooms, while others are small human-sized hotels.
Traveling with us guarantees that you will be taken care of by caring professionals who chose to build their lives here. Forget the non-descript and indistinguishable big chain hotels — we use genuine places with local charm! All the properties we use are run by people who have a passion for their region and its cultural, gastronomic, and historical heritage.
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