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Switzerland Bike Tour

Explore the Swiss Alps from Lucerne to Montreux

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level

2, 3

Hotel Level

Combined

Bikes

Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$5,999.00 per person

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Ride from pristine lakes to snow covered mountain peaks on an unforgettable bike tour in the Swiss Alps.

Willkommen! Welcome to Trek Travel's newest adventure, a bike tour through the majestic valleys of Switzerland. This extraordinary cycling vacation takes you through breathtaking landscapes, pristine lakes, and awe-inspiring vistas. Indulge in the world-renowned culinary delights of Swiss cheese and exquisite chocolate as you pedal your way through iconic destinations like Lucerne, the Jungfrau region, Gruyères, and Montreux. Feel the freedom and exhilaration as you ride along picturesque mountain roads, surrounded by towering peaks reaching over 9,000 feet. The melodic sound of cowbells will accompany you on this unforgettable journey, creating a truly unique and immersive experience. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to discover the beauty of Switzerland on this pedal-powered vacation of a lifetime.

Trip Wows
  • Ride with stunning views of postcard-like Switzerland in the valleys of the Swiss Alps

  • Explore the valleys where world famous cheeses like Emmentaler and Gruyère are made

  • Admire typical Swiss architecture from charming shingle-clad structures to enchanting medieval stone houses.

  • Learn about Swiss wines in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Lavaux

  • Feel the spirit of music in Montreux - walk in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury or David Bowie and discover why there was "Smoke On The Water"

2 cyclists with snowy mountains

Switzerland's stunning nature

From the towering peaks of the Swiss Alps to the tranquil shores of its lakes, Switzerland offers an abundance of natural wonders to explore.


What Guests are Saying
A cyclist in Trek Travel gear biking through a village in Switzerland.

This trip celebrates the natural beauty of Switzerland. The scenery gets more and more amazing with every day complemented by the exploration of Switzerland's rich multicultural heritage.

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Suzy S, Trip Designer

As long as you keep going to places we want to see and learn about, we will be steadfast customers.

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Lynn M, Trek Travel Guest

Apart from riding in stunning nature every single day, I like that this trip also brings you closer to Swiss culture as you ride by grazing cows or eat local chocolate at our snack stops.

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Tamas K, Trek Travel Guide

Bike with a pile of wood

To say your bike fleet is superior is an understatement.

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Lynn M, Trek Travel Guest


Alpine meadows with cyclist

Great Ride

A Swiss roller coaster

Ride a real Swiss roller coaster with many downhill sections, rolling hills, and amazing views from the town of Saanenmöser towards the picturesque town of Gruyères.


Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability


Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
Modern hotel room with double bed
Hotel reception with modern interior
Hotel building in city center
Hotel bathroom
Hotel room with two beds
Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Continental Park
Explorer

A historic and elegant hotel situated in the enchanting town of Lucerne. With its prime location, it offers easy access to all the popular attractions. The hotel blends traditional charm with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay for guests. The well-appointed rooms and suites feature tasteful decor, comfortable furnishings, and modern conveniences. In 2018 Hotel Continental Park was certified as the first Swiss Bike Hotel in the city.

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Hotel outdoor pool
Exterior view of Spiez Hotel with garden
Hotel room with queen bed
Hotel bathroom with shower
Hotel restaurant with lake view
Spiez, Switzerland
Hotel Belvédère Spiez
Luxury

Situated amidst stunning natural beauty, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Lake Thun and the surrounding mountains. With comfortable rooms, a welcoming atmosphere, and excellent service, Hotel Belvédère provides a tranquil retreat. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, wellness facilities, and convenient access to Spiez’s attractions and outdoor activities.

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Terrace with lake view
Hotel room with double bed
Lit up hotel by night
Elegant hotel lobby
Restaurant
Montreux, Switzerland
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Luxury

Set along the shores of Lake Geneva, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace provides guests with stunning views and a luxurious ambiance. From its elegant rooms to its exceptional dining choices and top-tier amenities such as a spa and fitness center, it guarantees an indulgent and memorable experience. With a rich history (including the inception of the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival), impeccable service, and an enviable location, it remains a highly coveted destination for discerning travelers.

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Double bedroom at Hotel Trois Couronnes
Ornate dining room at Hotel Trois Couronnes
View of lake and mountains from room window at Hotel Trois Couronnes
Colorful cocktails on a reflective glass table
Double bedroom at Hotel Trois Couronnes
Vevey, Switzerland
Hôtel des Trois Couronnes
Luxury Hotel variation. See dates for details.

Nestled in Vevey, Switzerland, the Hotel des Trois Couronnes & Destination Spa stands as a beacon of luxury since 1842. Overlooking Lake Geneva, it offers guests stunning views of the lake and the Alps. The heart of this historic hotel is the Puressens Spa, a haven of well-being where guests can indulge in sumptuous treatments designed for deep relaxation. This exceptional hotel promises a blend of elegance, sophistication, and top-tier service, making every stay an unforgettable journey of luxury and tranquility.

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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
New in 2023 Domane SL 7 Road
Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the latest Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business.

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Verve+ electric assist lowstep bike E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

Fun from the first pedal stroke, our e-bikes give you the boost you want to venture further on your bike tour. With its low-step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain, with energy to spare.

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

Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, the Domane+ has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, 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 trip dates for details.

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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-SL road style pedals, Shimano SPD mountain style pedals, caged, or flat 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:

  • Switzerland uses its own currency, the Swiss Francs. International credit and debit cards as well as euros are widely accepted.
  • Switzerland has one of the best tap waters in the world. Don’t worry about buying bottled water.
  • Summer weather in the Alps can be tricky: mornings are usually chilly and weather changes in the moment. Make sure to pack a windbreaker and rain gear to be ready for all kinds of weather.
  • While our hotels are all equipped with air conditioning, it is not widely used in the country. A recent law also prohibits the installation of air conditioning into new buildings.

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) 29.0° 32.0° 39.0° 48.0° 55.0° 63.0° 68.0° 65.0° 59.0° 51.0° 41.0° 31.0°
High (°C) -1.7° 0.0° 3.9° 8.9° 12.8° 17.2° 20.0° 18.3° 15.0° 10.6° 5.0° -0.6°
Low (°F) 5.0° 6.0° 15.0° 25.0° 33.0° 39.0° 42.0° 41.0° 35.0° 28.0° 20.0° 9.0°
Low (°C) -15.0° -14.4° -9.4° -3.9° 0.6° 3.9° 5.6° 5.0° 1.7° -2.2° -6.7° -12.8°
Rain (in) 1.44° 0.77° 0.87° 1.35° 3.23° 3.48° 3.55° 2.78° 2.38° 2.16° 1.48°
FAQs

Switzerland's climate is moderate with no excessive heat, cold or humidity. From July to August the daytime temperature range is 65-82 F (18-28 C) but weather in the Alps can change very quickly, from blue skies and sunshine to sudden thunderstorms. Depending on the altitude the temperature range may vary. Remember to pack a sweater, good walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a windbreaker. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with wet-weather gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. 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 trip, we recommend between $240-$300 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.
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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 hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel 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 - 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.

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