Schloss Thun as seen from Rathausplatz in Thun, Switzerland. Photo via Flickr:Andrew Bossi

Town of Thun on Lake Thun, Switzerland. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:chensiyuan
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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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  • 2019

    7 Day Tour

    Season A: £ 681 $ 1,371 794 $ 1207 NOK 7543 kr 6963 $ 905

    Season B: £ 792 $ 1,596 924 $ 1404 NOK 8778 kr 8103 $ 1,053

    Season C: £ 835 $ 1,682 974 $ 1480 NOK 9253 kr 8541 $ 1,110

    Single supplement: £ 180 $ 363 210 $ 319 NOK 1995 kr 1842 $ 239

    10 Day Tour

    Season A: £ 1066 $ 2,149 1244 $ 1891 NOK 11818 kr 10909 $ 1,418

    Season B: £ 1186 $ 2,391 1384 $ 2104 NOK 13148 kr 12137 $ 1,578

    Season C: £ 1238 $ 2,494 1444 $ 2195 NOK 13718 kr 12663 $ 1,646

    Single supplement: £ 257 $ 518 300 $ 456 NOK 2850 kr 2631 $ 342

    Season A: April 27 to May 24 + September 15 - October 5, 2019
    Season B: May 25 to June 7 + June 23 to July 12 + August 25 to September 14, 2019
    Season C: June 8 to June 22 + July 13 to August 24, 2019

     

    extra options

    2019

    Electric bicycle: £ 86 $ 173 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114

    Return transfer for 7-Day tour, Interlaken to Constance: £ 81 $ 164 95 $ 144 NOK 903 kr 833 $ 108

    Extra nights: 

    Zurich: £ 86 $ 173 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114

    Single room: £ 120 $ 242 140 $ 213 NOK 1330 kr 1228 $ 160

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    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Zurich

    Local Travel

    There is a direct train from Zurich Airport to Constance, the starting point of the tour. Total trip time is approx. 1 hour. The train from Interlaken back to Zurich takes around 1.5 hours with connections possible. Or, we can arrange return transfers (Saturdays only), must be reserved in advance!

    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 level hotels

What’s Included

  • Overnight accommodations in 3-star level 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
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Tour Dates

2019

7 or 10 Day Tours
Daily arrival from April 27 to October 5, 2019

 

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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  • Susan J. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Unfortunately left a jacket and pair of arm warmers in the pannier and when we contacted the tour company they said they’d check and get back to us but they didn’t and had to be chased several times and then they eventually said they couldn’t find them. This also applied to my partners pedals, they said there would be someone to remove them at our final destination and there wasn’t. We did eventually get these back but not the coat or arm warmers. Panniers must be emptied and checked for tools, locks etc so surprised these weren’t put in lost property. Lack of responses etc was disappointing after what was a good and well organized holiday.

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