Schloss Thun as seen from City Hall Square in Thun, Switzerland. Photo via Flickr:Andrew Bossi

Brienzersee in Iseltwald, Switzerland. Photo via Flickr:thisisbossi

Lakes Trail

Switzerland Bike Tours

Cycling from Lake Constance to Thun Lake

Cycle from Lake Constance to Thun Lake on this fantastic bike tour in Switzerland. Along the route, you'll pass seven more lakes. The Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Einsiedeln Monastery and the mountain panorama of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau are just a few highlights that you'll experience. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the cities of Zurich and Lucerne, known for having the oldest roofed wooden bridge.

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Where You’ll Stay

Overnight accommodations in 3 star hotels

What’s Included

  • Overnight accommodations in 3 star hotels
  • Breakfast buffets
  • 7/24 speed hybrid bicycle
  • Luggage transport
  • Entrance Rosgartenmuseum Constance (7 day tour only)
  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock (7 day tour only)
  • Train ride Pfäffikon - Einsiedeln incl. bike
  • Train ride Giswil - Brienz incl. bike
  • Comprehensive travel information (1 set per room)
  • 7-day service hotline

What’s Not Included

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillDifficult
Length7–10 days
From789 Rates
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Tour Dates

7 or 10 Day Tours
Daily arrival from April 22 to October 15, 2017

Skill Level

Mostly along dedicated cycle paths and sometimes on bike lanes. Between Einsiedeln and Lucerne the route is quite hilly and includes a few sections along which you might prefer to push. A basic level of fitness is recommended.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

7 DAY TOUR

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance
Day 2: Constance - Stein am Rhein - Schaffhausen, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 3: Schaffhausen - Zurich, 40 mi. (65 km)
Day 4: Zurich - Pfäffikon - Einsiedeln, 22 mi. (35 km) + train ride
Day 5: Einsiedeln - Luzern, 47 mi. (75 km)
Day 6: Luzern - Giswil - Brienz - Interlaken, 40 mi. (65 km) + train ride
Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance
Your tour begins in the city of Constance, the largest city around the lake.

Day 2: Constance - Stein am Rhein - Schaffhausen, 31 mi. (50 km)
Along the Lower Lake, cycle through small fishing towns to the well-known city of Stein am Rhein. From there you follow the Rhine to Schaffhausen.

Day 3: Schaffhausen - Zurich, 40 mi. (65 km)
Your first highlight is the visit of the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. You cycle through the Glatt valley to Zurich, the fascinating Swiss cosmopolitan city.

Day 4: Zurich - Pfäffikon - Einsiedeln, 22 mi. (35 km) + train ride
Along the shores of the Zurich lake, also knows as Gold Coast, you cycle to to Rapperswil where you cross the lake on a dam. The route includes a train ride which takes you up to Einsiedeln.

Day 5: Einsiedeln - Luzern, 47 mi. (75 km)
Today's route leads along Lake Ägeri, Lake Zug, and Lake Lucerne. Your overnight stay is in the town of Lucerne which sits surrounded by beautiful snow capped mountains.

Day 6: Luzern - Giswil - Brienz - Interlaken, 40 mi. (65 km) + train ride
The mountains on each side of the Sarner and Lungerersee lakes get higher and more impressive as you cycle further. Today you will conquer the famous Brüningpass by train and cycle along the Brienzersee lake to Interlaken where you will stay overnight.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay


10 DAY TOUR

Day 1: Individual arrival in Zurich
The city located at the Zurich lake is seen as the only metropolis in Switzerland. Enjoy the well-preserved old town.

Day 2: Zurich - Pfäf kon - Einsiedeln, 22 mi. (35 km) + train ride
Along the shores of the Zurich lake, also knows as Gold Coast, you cycle to Rapperswil where you cross the lake on a dam. The train takes you up to Einsiedeln.

Day 3: Einsiedeln - Lucerne, 40 mi. (75 km)
Along the Ägeri, Zuger, and Vierwaldstättersee lakes you cycle to Lucerne. 

Day 4: Luzern - Giswil - Brienz - Interlaken, 40 mi. (65 km) + train ride
The mountains on either side of the Sarner and Lungerersee lakes get higher and more impressive as you cycle further. You will conquer the famous Brüningpass by train and cycle along the Brienzersee lake to Interlaken.

Day 5: Interlaken - Thun - Bern, 25 mi. (40 km) + boat trip
This morning you cross the Thunersee by boat and then you cycle to Bern. The poet, Goethe, thought it was the most beautiful Swiss city and it is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6: Bern - Biel, 31 mi. (50 km)
Along the Aare and the Wohlensee lake to the bilingual city of Biel/Bienne which is famous for the Swiss clock and watch industry.

Day 7: Biel - Solothurn, 18 mi. (30 km)
In the morning there is enough time to stroll through the old town or enjoy the lake before you take the bikes and cycle to Solothurn, the capital of the canton of Solothurn.

Day 8: Solothurn - Aarau, 37 mi. (60 km)
Through small towns and meadows the route leads to Aarau which was once the capital of the Helvetic Republic.

Day 9: Aarau - Zurich, approx. 37 mi. (60 km)
On your way to Zurich you pass the impressive moated castle of Switzerland through which almost half of Switzerland‘s water resources flow.

Day 10: Individual departure or extension of stay

*All distances are approximate.

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