Biking in Switzerland guide covers the nine biking itineraries in Switzerland that are prepared and maintained by the Veloland organization.
These touring itineraries include steep mountain sections that require adequate preparation, but also manageable parts that can be done by families with children.
The guide describes each stage with highlights of the localities touched
There is also a diagram of the elevation for the section.
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Beauty is in the eye of the holder, for instance, seen from this viewpoint Switzerland makes it easy for its visitors: no other country offers such diversity of accessible magical landscapes within such a small area.
Firstly, mountain bikers move into gear along beautiful trails nestling in ancient mountain slopes. Certainly, fabled routes over mountain passes turn the Alpine crossings into an exciting challenge for road cyclists.
Above all, spectacular trails for leisure, touring and e-bike cyclists lead through beautiful scenery and alongside lakes and rivers. With a unique backdrop of imposing mountain peaks, gently rolling hills and wide plains, dotted with authentic villages and towns as their permanent companion along the way.
In conclusion, by road bike over every mountain, along single trails, uphill and down dale, by e-bike and bicycle along quiet roads, through picture-book panoramic scenery:
SwitzerlandMobility gets you moving. Nearly one million cyclists can be regularly found riding the 20,000 kilometers of a uniformly signposted mountain bike and cycle routes.
Swiss Bike Hotels
Firstly: uniform standards – a diverse range of offers.
A lovely room isn’t enough on its own. When you’re traveling by bike you need more than that. A lockable area, for example, laundry and bike repair facilities. Also a breakfast fit for an athlete to start the day, a packed lunch for when you’re on the road, and tips for tours from like-minded individuals. You can have it all. Whether it’s a remote mountain cabin, a relaxing wellness oasis, stylish city or family B&B hotel – certified Swiss Bike Hotels know what their guests want and provide the corresponding facilities: rental bikes in the hotel, guided tours, riding technique courses, overnight laundry service for sports clothing or charge stations for e-bikes, are all standard.
It goes without saying anyway that personal advice and map material is certainly available from the reception desk of every hotel.
The Swiss Bike Hotels meet the following criteria:
Lockable bike/cycle room with direct access
Bike/cycle cleaning area with repair set
Overnight laundry service for sports clothing, with shower facility on the day of departure
Hearty breakfast and packed lunch on request
Detailed information material and suggested tours
Arrangement with a bike shop for rental, tours, and repairs
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