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Swiss Alps Gravel Bike Tour

The magic of the Engadin Valley and the Swiss National Park

Tour Duration

5D / 4N

Trip Style

Signature, Gravel

Activity Level

3

Hotel Level

Explorer

Bikes

Trek Checkpoint SLR 7
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$3,499.00 per person

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Set off on our Swiss Gravel Bike Tour for unmatched rides along pristine paths, framed by spectacular scenery and glacier vistas.

Welcome to the heart of the Swiss Alps, where the greeting "Allegra!" ushers you into the Engadin Valley's breathtaking landscapes, cultural riches, and refreshing mountain air. Known in Romansh as the "Valley of Inn," this region boasts pristine gravel paths, healing thermal and mineral springs, the singular Swiss National Park, and the awe-inspiring glaciers of the Upper Engadin. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Scuol's thermal spa, wander through ancient mountain villages, and savor the warmth of an authentic cheese fondue. With a blend of pavement and gravel under your wheels, experience the unique appeal of this Swiss treasure. Ready for an adventure? Join Trek Travel from Scuol to the chic streets of St. Moritz and explore the hidden wonders of the eastern Swiss Alps on an unforgettable gravel journey.
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Trip Wows
  • Ride gravel bike paths through pristine landscape, historic mountaineering villages, and unmatched alpine scenery

  • Pedal to the foot of the largest Upper Engadin glacier, admiring the ever-changing landscapes with unparalleled views

  • Experience authentic fondue and other culinary delights of Switzerland

  • Discover St. Moritz, known as the "Top of the World," where royals spend their holidays

  • Take a ride on the UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railway, an engineering masterpiece with spectacular vistas

Marmots

Marmots

Pristine wilderness defines your Swiss Alps Gravel adventure

The calls of marmots amidst unspoiled nature stand as a testament to the raw beauty and majesty of these glaciated mountains.


What Guests are Saying
Guide Lisa Lieb hugging a beautiful Burnese Mountain dog

The Engadin Valley in Switzerland is a picturesque region known for its charming villages, pristine mountain pathways, and refreshing mountain air. It's a perfect destination for summer cycling and is often referred to as the "unknown and untouched" Switzerland. The region is known for its Nusstorte, a traditional Swiss pastry made with caramelized nuts. The Engadin Valley is a great place to explore and find yourself while enjoying the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps.

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Lisa, Trek Travel Guide

Two cyclists sit on a low stone wall with the Alps in the background

I LOVED this trip and I think gravel is so much more fun than road! This is an area I want to return to it was a great experience and if you doubled the daily mileage I would be really into that as well!

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Mitz, Trek Travel Guest

A cyclist on a gravel track with mountains and blue sky

Everything was my favorite. The scenery, the organization and planning of the trip which allowed everybody regardless of biking abilities to enjoy themselves, the food, the high-tech Trek bikes, exceptional guides who took care of absolutely everything with a smile.

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Edward, Trek Travel Guest

Gillian and I had a wonderful first experience with Trek Travel. Though it would be hard to replicate our amazing Swiss Gravel experience with our guides Lisa and Miqui, we are already thinking about our next trip.

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Tim S., Trek Travel Guest


Mountain lake with flowers

Great Ride

Zernez to Silvaplana

Board a Swiss train and get a head start to Zernez. Ride from the Lower to the Upper Engadin valley, from the Swiss National Park to the land of lakes and glaciers.


Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability


Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
Hotel Belvedere exterior
Hotel Belvedere guest room suite
Hotel Belvedere exterior
Hotel Belvedere wine cellar
Hotel Belvedere spa
Scuol, Switzerland
Hotel Belvedere Scuol
Explorer

This authentic yet modern 4-star hotel mixes a traditional look with sophisticated design and creature comfort. Situated right in the center of Scuol, it has been offering breathtaking views of the Engadine mountains since 1876. The hotel’s wellness spa as well as their wine bar and lounge will ensure that you can relax in style during your Gravel bike vacation.

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Conrad's Mountain Lodge guest room suite
Conrad's Mountain Lodge lobby area
Conrad's Mountain Lodge guest room suite
Conrad's Mountain Lodge sauna
Conrad's Mountain Lodge dining area
Silvaplana, Switzerland
Conrad’s Mountain Lodge
Explorer

Glamour and comfort combine in this 25-room hotel, where chiseled wood provides a Swiss chalet fee replete with cozy lodge-like touches that bring a sense of the outdoors inside. This is the very definition of mountain chic and a perfect place to relax after a long day in the saddle.

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Hotel room with pine wood furnishings, double bed, and armchairs.
Hotel room with double bed
Hotel building from the outside
Hotel lobby with fireplace
St. Moritz, Swiss Alps Gravel
Hotel Cervus
Explorer Hotel Variation: You will stay here instead of Conrad’s Mountain Lodge on select dates.

Boutique Hotel Cervus is situated in St. Moritz Bad, only about 20 minutes walk from the town’s center. Its cozy, Alpine-themed accommodations feature modern amenities such as complimentary WiFi, as well as luxurious perks like saunas, a steam bath, and an indoor pool. The spacious rooms at the Cervus Hotel are equipped with flat-screen cable TVs, minibars, and well-appointed bathrooms.

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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
Trek Checkpoint SLR 7 Gravel bike Gravel
Trek Checkpoint SLR 7

Ride with confidence on the best gravel bike in the business, featuring a high-performance frame designed to be nimble yet stable, and the smoothing effect of IsoSpeed technology. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide safe stopping, and with the electronic Shimano GRX Di2 drivetrain, you’re set for smooth shifting on any terrain. Enjoy all the bumps in the road with robust 45mm tubeless tires. The Checkpoint SLR 7 will take you on big adventures beyond the pavement.

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Trek Domane+ SLR bike Road
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Upgrade your experience on the Domane+ SLR 7. It has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. With an ultra-lightweight design and a whisper quiet electric assist motor, this performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance and more fun!
Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. See specific trip dates for available bike options.

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Two cyclist and one rider

Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

Certified Guides

Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD mountain style pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Classic Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • The official currency of Switzerland is Swiss francs. You can pay with euros in all shops, restaurants and hotels, but you will get the change back in Swiss francs.
  • The weather in the Swiss Alps can be chilly, even during the summer month. Days are warm but it cools down in the evenings. Make sure to carry a sweater or even a light packable down jacket – that’s what the locals do!
  • There is no air conditioning on this trip. If you’re feeling warm in the night, you can just open the windows. The fresh Swiss mountain air will cool you down.

Before and After Your Trip

Weather

Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 41.0° 44.0° 53.0° 63.0° 69.0° 74.0° 78.0° 76.0° 69.0° 61.0° 52.0° 43.0°
High (°C) 5.0° 6.7° 11.7° 17.2° 20.6° 23.3° 25.6° 24.4° 20.6° 16.1° 11.1° 6.1°
Low (°F) 28.0° 29.0° 35.0° 42.0° 49.0° 55.0° 58.0° 57.0° 51.0° 45.0° 37.0° 30.0°
Low (°C) -2.2° -1.7° 1.7° 5.6° 9.4° 12.8° 14.4° 13.9° 10.6° 7.2° 2.8° -1.1°
Rain (in) 1.77° 0.94° 1.78° 1.63° 3.01° 3.83° 4.19° 4.86° 3.18° 2.41° 2.11° 2.38°
FAQs

The warmest time of the year in the Swiss Alps is generally mid-July where highs are regularly around 68°F (20°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47°F (8°C) at night. July is also the sunniest month of the year, with an average of 200 hours of sunshine per month! The wettest month of the year is August. Weather can change drastically very fast in the mountains, so make sure to pack layers and don't forget your rain gear just in case. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.

or

Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

We've collaborated with a specialized travel agency committed to delivering tailored vacation planning, ensuring your entire Trek Travel journey is nothing short of unforgettable. Learn more about our Travel Services

Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature Gravel trip, we recommend between $200-$250 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip. See Gravel FAQs


Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Private

If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Luxury:

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

Explorer:

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined:

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of Explorer and Luxury hotels. Rest assured, no matter which hotel level you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discover:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself