View of Swiss Alps from a valley field with wild flowers
Cyclist standing at the entrance of a classic Swiss train
Facade of grand hotel in Montreux
Two cyclists riding alongside an alpine lake
Rows of Emmental cheese wheels in a cheese factory
Cyclist on a bike path with vineyards and trees
Swiss Alps cow bells decorating a house
Pot of cheese fondue
View of Swiss village and sailboats
View of Swiss Alps from a valley field with wild flowers Cyclist standing at the entrance of a classic Swiss train Facade of grand hotel in Montreux Two cyclists riding alongside an alpine lake Rows of Emmental cheese wheels in a cheese factory Cyclist on a bike path with vineyards and trees Swiss Alps cow bells decorating a house Pot of cheese fondue View of Swiss village and sailboats

Switzerland Bike Tour

Explore the Swiss Alps from Lucerne to Montreux

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. Book your trip with confidence »
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$6299 Per Person
6 Days & 5 Nights
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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"
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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.
- Suzy Szurovcev, Trip Designer

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Grüezi wohl in der Schweiz! In other words, welcome to Switzerland! Are you ready for lakes and peaks, cowbells, chocolate and cheese? This warm-up ride is going to give you a sneak peek at the incredible adventures that await you this week. Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Hotel Continental Park at 9:30 AM. After a round of introductions, they will give you specific information about riding bikes in Switzerland and do a bike fitting to ensure your comfort on your Trek bicycle this week. From the hotel, you'll start riding out of Lucerne and along the lake, passing lavish 19th century villas such as the house of Richard Wagner. You'll then pedal on rolling hills to the boat station in the town of Vitznau. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by your guides before you board the boat for an approximately hour-long scenic cruise back to town on Vierwaldstättersee, better known as Lake Lucerne. Walk from the boat station to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon before you get ready for social hour and dinner with your fellow travellers.

Today's Ride:

Lucerne to Vitznau
Approximately 26 mi | 42 km and 1,555 ft | 474 m

Today's Activity:

Enjoy a short boat cruise on Lake Lucerne


Hotel Continental Park

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After enjoying a hearty Swiss breakfast at the hotel, your day will commence with a private shuttle to Lucerne's "Wild West." Nestled amidst Lucerne, Berne, and Interlaken, this region is abundant in natural treasures, boasting expansive moorlands and rich flora and fauna of national and international significance. Recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve in 2001, Entlebuch showcases a pre-Alpine moorland and an impressive karst landscape. Begin your cycling adventure in Entlebuch, pedaling through the captivating Emmental Valley while savoring picturesque views and indulging in a delightful lunch along the way, until you finally reach your destination of Spiez. Located on the tranquil shores of Lake Thun, Spiez awaits with our charming hotel, providing the perfect haven for relaxation and rejuvenation following your exhilarating bike ride. Tonight, take the opportunity to explore the local gastronomy in Spiez at your own pace; your guides will provide you with a curated list of their favorite restaurants.

Today's Ride:

Entlebuch to Lunch via Emmental Valley
Approximately 28 mi | 45 km and 1,410 ft | 430 m

Avid Option:

Entlebuch to Spiez via Emmental Valley
Approximately 45 mi | 72 km and 2,053 ft | 626 m


Hotel Belvédère Spiez

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Awake to the serenity of Spiez and savor a delightful breakfast while taking in the breathtaking views of Lake Thun. Are you prepared to immerse yourself in unrivaled natural beauty? Starting from the hotel, you will begin a captivating ride along the lakeside bike path, tracing the route towards Interlaken. As you turn from here to enter the enchanting Lauterbrunnen valley, brace yourself for an ascent that will reward you with awe-inspiring panoramas upon arriving in the town of Lauterbrunnen. Here the true purpose of your journey will become evident. Majestic mountains, lush meadows, and cascading waterfalls will greet you at the valley's end, accompanied by delightful Swiss chalets and inviting cafes. Explore this region at your leisure, find some rösti for lunch on your own, and capture as many photos as you can before you return to our hotel in Spiez, whether by bike, shuttle, or train. Tonight, we will gather for a group dinner in the hotel's esteemed restaurant, sharing great stories and creating lasting memories.

Today's Ride:

Spiez to Stechelberg Return
Approximately 43 mi | 69 km and 3,585 ft | 1,093 m

Short Option:

Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg and Spiez Start with Shuttle
Approximately 23 mi | 38 km and 1,735 ft | 530 m


Hotel Belvédère Spiez

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

A trip to Switzerland wouldn't be complete without a ride on the iconic Swiss trains! This morning, we'll bid farewell to our hotel and hop on a train to Saanenmöser. After a scenic journey of approximately one hour and 15 minutes, we'll start our cycling adventure towards Gruyères, renowned for its world-famous cheese. Along the way, we'll make a stop in Gstaad, with its traditional chalet-style architecture, high-end boutiques, and gourmet restaurants. Gstaad's prestigious ski resorts attract visitors from across the globe. Get ready for a remarkable rollercoaster of a ride, with predominantly downhill stretches and occasional rolling hills, providing jaw-dropping vistas in every direction. Once entering the French-speaking Switzerland, we conclude our biking in Gruyères, where you'll have ample time to explore the town's captivating charms or do a self-guided visit of the cheese museum, La Maison du Gruyère. We'll then all board a private shuttle for our final destination: Montreux. The evening is yours to enjoy the hotel amenities and discover this lively town. Your guides will be happy to assist you with their favorite dinner recommendations.

Today's Ride:

Saanenmöser to Gruyères
Approximately 29 mi | 47 km and 1,575 ft | 480 m

Today's Activity:

A self-guided visit of La Maison du Gruyère, the factory where the world's best cheeses are made


Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Awake refreshed, and greeted by breathtaking views of Lake Geneva from your hotel window. Indulge in an extravagent breakfast at this magnificent hotel, where you'll be treated like royalty. Get ready for an exhilarating day of cycling, starting directly from your hotel along the picturesque bike path. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lavaux, an area of immense cultural importance. For all the elevation you conquer today, you'll be rewarded with a delightful picnic-style lunch and a glass or two of Chasselas at a local winery. Descend through the scenic vineyards of Lavaux and pedal back to Montreux along the enchanting shores of Lake Geneva. Prepare for the grand finale: an unforgettable celebratory dinner, where we'll raise our glasses to a remarkable week of awe-inspiring vistas and amazing cycling adventures.

Today's Ride:

Montreux to Lavaux Hills Loop
Approximately 31 mi | 50 km and 2,500 ft | 760 m

Avid Option:

Montreux to Lavaux Hills Loop with Mont Pelerin to Bret Lake Add-On
Approximately 42 mi | 67 km and 4,200 ft | 1,280 m

Today's Activity:

Wine tasting in an authentic Lavaux winery


Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning, you can choose to sleep in and relax at the hotel or enjoy a final early morning easy spin along the shores of Lake Geneva. You will pass Château de Chillon, a magnificent 13th-century fortress, on the way to the Grangettes Reserve, a captivating natural sanctuary and haven for a wide range of plant and animal species. Say goodbye to your guides at the hotel at 10:30 as you board a private Trek Travel shuttle to Geneva's Cornavin Train Station. Please do not schedule a flight out of Geneva airport before 4:00 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays. Our trip has come to a conclusion; however, you may wish to arrange an extra night in Montreux since the town has so much to offer.

Today's Activity:

Montbazon to Saint-Avertin Return
Approximately 15 mi | 24 km and 524 ft | 160 m

Included Meals:



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Hotel Continental Park

Lucerne, Switzerland

Explorer Accommodation | 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 Belvédère Spiez

Spiez, Switzerland

Luxury Accommodation | 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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Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Geneva, Switzerland

Luxury Accommodation | 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.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of our Trek Travel Switzerland bike tour has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.


Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes has launched the all-new Trek Domane and now you can ride it on our trips. 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. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the all-new Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, Domane+ SLR 7 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 help you on the climbs, hang with the fast group, and 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. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

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. Learn More


  • Five nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and three dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your Switzerland cycling trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events


  • Upgrade your ride to the Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7 (+$399, subject to availability)
  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.


Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we suggest a tip for your guides between $240-$300 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help 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.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the bike trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 2/3 - Recreational / Active?

46 kilometers / 28 miles
281 kilometers / 174 miles
570 meters / 1,870 feet
3,440 meters / 11,286 feet
On our Switzerland Bike Tour the terrain is rather hilly with a few punchy climbs but mostly rolling hills. We bike on dedicated bike path and bike routes, prioritizing low traffic roads. While riding doesn't require any special skills, some of the climbs might get your heart rate up. Our Switzerland Bike Tour is best suited for our Type 2 and 3 Riders. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage and elevation that Avid options have to offer. Our Trek Travel guides can accommodate riders who seek less mileage with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option—you still get a workout but can keep up with even the strongest rider.
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options during on our Switzerland bike tour are:
  • Take a stroll in Lucerne's old town
  • Ride a train from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe
  • Discover the medieval town of Gruyères and its cheese museum
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in the Lavaux area
  • Visit Château de Chillon and the Casino in Montreux

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our Today’s Ride options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

Zurich (ZRH)
9:30 AM
Hotel Continental Park, Lucerne

Say Farewell

Geneva (GVA)
12:00 PM Noon
Geneva (Cornavin) central train station


We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your bike tour in Switzerland, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Zurich Airport (ZRH).

You can take a train from Zurich Airport directly to Lucerne's central train station. The trip takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes without any transfers. Our meeting and trip hotel is situated right opposite the train station. To get more information about getting to Zurich city center or Lucerne from the airport, check out the Swiss Federal Railways' website at https://www.sbb.ch/en/ and plan your journey with public transportation.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Hotel Continental Park (Murbacherstrasse 4, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland) at 9:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After a round of introductions your guides will give you specific information about riding bikes in Switzerland and do a bike fitting to ensure your comfort on your Trek Domane or your Trek Verve+ this week. You'll then be ready to ride right from the hotel, out of Lucerne, along the lake and rolling hills, to Vitznau's boat station. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hotel Continental Park in Lucerne (+41 41 228 90 50) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. The best way to reach our first hotel is by train.

View our pre hotel recommendations


You will say farewell to your guides at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux at 10:15 AM. A private Trek Travel shuttle will depart from the hotel at 10:30 AM to drop you at the Place de Cornavin at Geneva's central train station from where you can easily catch a train to Geneva airport or back to Zurich or other Swiss towns, or even get an easy connection to France. The train ride from Geneva's central train station to Geneva airport takes approximately 10 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes. Please do not schedule a flight out of Geneva airport before 4:00 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

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. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip


Before: Lucerne, Switzerland

Nestled amidst the breathtaking Swiss Alps, Lucerne is a destination that captivates with its natural beauty and rich history. Explore the iconic Chapel Bridge, a symbol of the city's charm, while strolling through the picturesque old town with its colorful buildings and cobblestone streets. Take in the serene ambiance of Lake Lucerne with a scenic boat cruise to admire the stunning landscapes. Be sure to visit the Lion Monument, a poignant tribute to the Swiss Guards who lost their lives during the French Revolution. With its blend of stunning landscapes, cultural treasures, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, Lucerne offers an unforgettable experience for every traveler. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:


After: Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, the "Capital of Peace," is a vibrant city on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. It's famous for international diplomacy, hosting organizations like the United Nations. With a rich history, cultural diversity, and natural beauty, Geneva's old town, the "Vieille Ville," is a charming maze of streets with historic buildings, shops, and cafes. Take a stroll along Promenade du Lac for stunning lake views and the iconic Jet d'Eau fountain. Geneva's culinary scene offers a diverse range of international and local cuisines, including must-try dishes like fondue and raclette. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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