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Zurich+Genva
Climb. Conquer. Repeat a Swiss climbing menu

  • Duration 5 days Cycling days 4 

Cycling distance: 583 km - 362 miles

Cycling Climbing:12620 mt - 41404 ft

Tour Highlights

  • Grimsel, Nufenen, Gothard, Susten, Grosse Scheidegg, this menu of climbs are our big stars
  • 9.61 km of epic cobblestones on Switzerland's most famous road, Tremola
  • We will visit the 3 largest linguistic regions of Switzerland: French, German and Italian
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Overview

Embark on a 5-day road cycling odyssey through Switzerland's breathtaking landscapes. From the vibrant streets of Zurich to the cosmopolitan shores of Lake Geneva, pedal through iconic mountain passes like Grimsel, Nufenen, and Gotthard. Traverse the Susten Pass and Grosse Scheidegg, reveling in the fusion of challenge and beauty. Explore the French-speaking region, climb Col des Mosses, and descend to Montreux. Conclude your journey in the bustling city of Geneva. This tour promises an unforgettable blend of alpine majesty, cultural richness, and cycling prowess. Ready to make each pedal stroke a story? Join us 🏞️🚴‍♂️on this Swiss Alpine Adventure. #CyclingOdyssey 🏞️🚴‍♂️

Itinerary

DAYS 1:Zurich-Lucerne

Begin your journey cycling from Zurich to Lucerne, winding through picturesque landscapes. Explore the charming town of Einsiedeln, conquer the challenging Ibergeregg mountain pass, and descend to Schwyz. Revel in the breathtaking ride past Mount Rigi before arriving in the captivating city of Lucerne.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Cycling data: Distance 106 km,66 miles - Climbing:1530 meters,5019 feet

DAY 2: Meringen to Andermatt – Conquering Legendary Passes

Embark on a classic yet demanding route from Meiringen to Andermatt, traversing iconic Swiss landscapes. Conquer the Grimsel and Nufenen mountain passes, concluding with the legendary ascent to San Gottardo via the historic Tremola road. Immerse yourself in two linguistic regions—German and Italian—showcasing Switzerland's rich diversity.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Cycling data: Distance 111 km,69 miles-Climbing:3940 meters,12926 feet

DAY 3:Andermatt to Interlaken – Alpine Wonders

In this route, we'll head north from Andermatt, with the initial kilometers being a descent before we commence the ascent to one of the most epic mountain passes in central Switzerland, the Susten Pass. Following a challenging climb, an astonishing descent awaits us down to the village of Innertkirchen. After this extended descent, we'll recharge our energy to face what our team considers the most beautiful mountain pass in Switzerland, the Grosse Scheidegg. Various adjectives could be used to describe the sensation of being at the summit of this climb, but words fall short of capturing the beauty and magnitude of this place. Following the descent from Grosse Scheidegg, we'll pass through Grindelwald and continue our journey until reaching Interlaken, where this stage concludes

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Cycling data: Distance 104 km,64 miles-Climbing:2930 meters,9612 feet

DAY 4:Interlaken to Montreux – French-Swiss Fusion

Experience a cultural shift from German to French-speaking regions on this leg. Conquer the challenging Col du Pillon, enjoying the cultural transition along the way. Conclude the day in Montreux, where a statue commemorates Freddie Mercury's connection to the city.

 

Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/dinner

Cycling data: Distance 124 km,77 miles-Climbing:1950 meters,6397 feet

DAY 5: Montreux to Geneva –Vineyards and cheeses

Savor the beauty of vineyards, the stunning Lake Geneva, and a triumphant climb through the Jura mountain range. Bid farewell to the Alps and conquer the Jura mountains, concluding this epic cycling journey in the vibrant city of Geneva.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Cycling data: Distance 138 km,85 miles-Climbing:2270 meters,7447 feet

Arrival + Departure Details

 

ARRIVE

Airport City: Bogota, Colombia
Pick-Up Location: Aeropuerto el Dorado

DEPART

Airport City: Armenia, Colombia
Drop-Off Location: El Internacional el Eden

Inclusions + Information

Accommodations

All accommodation will be in hotels or guest houses. We choose accommodation on the basis of comfort rather than luxury. Our prices are based on sharing a twin room; single rooms are available at extra cost.

Meals

  • Daily breakfast

  • Lunches and meals on riding days

  • Snacks and local fruit on riding days

  • Welcome dinner and dinner on our last night

Support

  • Expert bilingual guide with extensive cycling experience and local knowledge

  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts

  • Bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

  • Pick up and drop off at the airport.

  • Bike and Helmet

Not Included

  • Airfare

  • Travel insurance

Dates & Prices

  • Price $1200-5 days

You could get in touch with us at alejandro@colombianbeetle.com if you'd like to make a booking

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