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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  • 2017

    7 Day Tour

    Season A: £ 764 $ 1,188 789 NOK 8022 kr 7404 $ 963

    Season B: £ 861 $ 1,339 889 NOK 9038 kr 8343 $ 1,085

    Season C: £ 909 $ 1,414 939 NOK 9547 kr 8812 $ 1,146

    Single supplement: £ 203 $ 316 210 NOK 2135 kr 1971 $ 256

    10 Day Tour

    Season A: £ 1200 $ 1,866 1239 NOK 12597 kr 11628 $ 1,512

    Season B: £ 1296 $ 2,017 1339 NOK 13613 kr 12566 $ 1,634

    Season C: £ 1345 $ 2,092 1389 NOK 14122 kr 13035 $ 1,695

    Single supplement: £ 290 $ 452 300 NOK 3050 kr 2815 $ 366

    Season A: April 22 to April 28 + October 1 to October 15
    Season B: April 29 to June 30 + August 27 to September 30
    Season C: May 20 to June 17 and July 1 to August 26

     

    2018

    7 Day Tour

    Season A: £ 769 $ 1,196 794 NOK 8072 kr 7451 $ 969

    Season B: £ 885 $ 1,377 914 NOK 9292 kr 8578 $ 1,115

    Season C: £ 943 $ 1,467 974 NOK 9902 kr 9141 $ 1,188

    Single supplement: £ 203 $ 316 210 NOK 2135 kr 1971 $ 256

    10 Day Tour

    Season A: £ 1205 $ 1,874 1244 NOK 12647 kr 11674 $ 1,518

    Season B: £ 1321 $ 2,054 1364 NOK 13867 kr 12801 $ 1,664

    Season C: £ 1379 $ 2,145 1424 NOK 14477 kr 13364 $ 1,737

    Single supplement: £ 290 $ 452 300 NOK 3050 kr 2815 $ 366

    Season A: April 21 to May 4 + September 16 - October 7, 2018
    Season B: June 3 - June 29 + August 25 - September 15, 2018
    Season C: May 5 - June 2 + June 30 - August 24, 2018

     

    extra options

    2017

    Electric bicycle: £ 87 $ 136 90 NOK 915 kr 845 $ 110

    Return transfer (Saturday only): £ 82 $ 128 85 NOK 864 kr 798 $ 104

    Extra nights: 

    Zurich: £ 87 $ 136 90 NOK 915 kr 845 $ 110

    Single room: £ 116 $ 181 120 NOK 1220 kr 1126 $ 146

    Other cities: £ 63 $ 98 65 NOK 661 kr 610 $ 79

    Single room: £ 87 $ 136 90 NOK 915 kr 845 $ 110

     

    2018

    Electric bicycle: £ 97 $ 151 100 NOK 1017 kr 938 $ 122

    Return transfer: £ 82 $ 128 85 NOK 864 kr 798 $ 104

    Extra nights: 

    Zurich: £ 97 $ 151 100 NOK 1017 kr 938 $ 122

    Single room: £ 136 $ 211 140 NOK 1423 kr 1314 $ 171

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Zurich

    Local Travel

    Transfer to starting location of the tour (included in tour price).

    Climate

    Average high temperature for the area in °F is April 54º, May 62º, June 67º, July 73º August 72º, September 65º, and October 55º

    Remarks

    E bike rental is possible


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

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillDifficult
Length7–10 days
From789 Rates
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Tour Dates

2017

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

2018

7 or 10 Day Tours
Daily arrival from April 21 to October 7, 2018

 

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 - Pfäfikon - 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, 22 mi. (35 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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