Spectacular Switzerland Cycling Vacation

Mountains, lakes and exquisite countryside of Switzerland

In Switzerland you will ride through breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. With spectacular mountains, lakes and exquisite countryside, Switzerland is a feast for both your eyes and legs.  The Lucerne Bike Trip is in one of the great European cities to discover and explore. You’ll be charmed by Lucerne’s sense of history and tradition, the misty lake at its doorstep and the snow-capped Mt Pilatus rising above and then there are the evenings to perfectly end your cycling day in style…

Lucerne Bike Trip

This 5 day Swiss Bike Tour accomplishes so much in such a short space of time, with tailored bike routes that have to be experienced to be believed. Pristine roads following the contours of picture postcard Lake Lucerne the bike rolling as if it’s on the famous Swiss Rail system… perfect. Maybe a challenge of some of Switzerland’s highest mountain road passes, possibly the Susten (2224m) or the lesser known Glaubenberg (1543m). Your preferred choice of bike routes or cycling abilities are all taken into consideration in the impeccable class and service of Practice Bicycle Bike Tours on the Lucerne bike trip.

Can’t get enough of the Alps?

Training CampsMake your summer cycling holiday complete with a visit to nearby France with our world famous Lake Annecy Bike Trip!

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Luxury Bike Tours

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Flexible – from 40 km/day to 100 km/day

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Premium: $3511 per person
Includes 4* Hotel Accommodation in the heart of the city of Lucerne

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Lucerne, Switzerland

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June – August

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Small Group Size

4 to 6 people

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Bike hire – $400
Non-cycling partner – $3099

Non-cycling partner?

That’s ok, we cater to non-cyclists too!

This tour package is designed so that you can experience the entire premium sightseeing and pleasures on offer at the Lucerne Bike Trip. In fact, you will enjoy all the same benefits as your cycling wife/husband/partner from this outstanding package only your choice is to take a more leisurely approach to your visit to Switzerland. With regular stops on route each day to share the stunning environment of Central Switzerland with your cycling partner, sights and delights experienced in a very unique way including one of the finest cities in Switzerland to explore.

I'd like to write a short note of thanks following our recent trip with Practice Bicycle Tours. We spent 10 days cycling in the French Alps followed by 5 days in the Swiss Alps. This was one of the best holidays we have had for a long time! The professional manner in which our trip was managed by Bridget and Paul meant we didn't have to worry about any detail of our holiday in Europe. And as busy working people, that is what we consider a real break.
Fantastic memories of the Sustenpass trip with the Bratwurst stop. This tour will not be forgotten for a very long time, it was impressive.
Look forward to Practicebicycle with you again.
Testimonial by B. Annabel – Australia
B. Annabel – Australia

Dates

We run our Switzerland bike tours between June and August.  Below are all our scheduled small-group tours.

2021

Looking for a custom Lucerne cycling tour?

If you want to travel on different dates, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a custom Lucerne bike trip!

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Switzerland Cycling Itinerary

Take a look at the Switzerland cycling adventures waiting for you.
Arrival Day in Lucerne Switzerland
ARRIVAL TIME: 12:00pm

Comfortable Ride Route: Kastanienbaum
Distance 25km/mi
Ascent 460m/1500ft
INCLUSIONS: Zurich Airport Pick Up, Welcome Drinks & Dinner

Welcome to Central Switzerland and the City of Lucerne, Lake and Mountains all in one! This unique mix of nature and man’s work nurtured and preserved over the centuries. Lucerne the ideal warm-hearted city of central Switzerland, full of festivals, art and living the perfect town to fall in love with whilst cycling in Switzerland.
This evening we welcome you in exclusive style with drinks and dinner at one of Luzern’s chic, modern Restaurants to truly arrive in Switzerland!

Lucerne Bike Tour – Rolling Lakeside Dreams
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 80km route Rund di Rigi
Distance 40km/25mi route Weggis
Ascent 210m/690ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast

This superb route is surrounded by the Swiss Alps with amazing views around every gentle curve in the road, as we circumnavigate our loop of the Rigi – ‘Queen of the Mountains’. The Rigi is one of the peaks towering above Lake Luzern and a popular hiking destination for the locals in summer.

This evening feel free to explore the city of lights and dinner of your choice alongside the ‘Reuss’ River. Shadowed by Mt Pilatis, Luzern is gifted in its authentic picture postcard setting in the splendor of the majestic Swiss Alps.

Lucerne Bike Tour – Green Bergs of Switzerland
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 80km route Hallwilersee
Distance 50km / 31mi route Hitshkirch
Ascent 490m/1600ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast

Today we head north from Lucerne and into the greenest pastures in all of Switzerland… there must a secret to this amazing sight! Small villages and quiet roads waiting to be explored with all the charm of this wonderful country. As you might expect in this glorious part of the world rolling bergs (small hills) can be found to add to the spectacular day of cycling in Switzerland.
This luxury tour allows for free time to explore this medieval city with a touch of ‘chic Swiss’ or should you wish to explore further afield then the Practice Bicycle team are available to facilitate some of the variety of worthwhile activities available to you in the heart of central Switzerland

Lucerne Bike Tour – Majestic Swiss Passes
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 90km route Glaubenberg Pass
Distance 50km / 31mi route Sarnen
Ascent 530m/1700ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lucerne Restaurant Dinner

Our choice ride today is the route of Lakes as we head south from Lake Lucerne (Luzernersee) to Lake Sarnen (Sarnersee) two of central Switzerland’s magnificent lakes. Following the edge of the lakes makes for great riding with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world passing us by, with challenging roads into the mountains inviting us to experience the Swiss Alps with a Swiss yodel!

Tonight a hearty meal will be the perfect end to a perfect Switzerland alpine cycling experience at one of our favourite Lucerne restaurants.

Departure Day from Lucerne Switzerland
DEPARTURE TIME: 10:00am

INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Zurich Airport Transfer

Today is your departure day and the end of your Switzerland cycling escape, your team will say goodbye this morning with your private transfer to Zurich Airport for your onward travels.
Practice Bicycle hope you had a memorable Switzerland cycling vacation and look forward to further cycling adventures together.

Whether you have years of cycling experience or are just new to the bike, you will experience the very best cycling of your life with these 40 – 50km / 31mi ride routes each day.  As long as you love cycling, this trip is for you!

Each cycling route during your Switzerland Bike Tour will be tailored specifically to your bike riding ability and experience, with a selection of spectacular comfortable bike rides ideal for the leisure cyclist. All rides start and end in the same place, so there are no targets to make each day and you can not be left behind.

Absolutely! Look for our ‘Rides Only’ package to get on this tour without any add-ons or accommodation for your perfect flexible stay cycling experience.
Each day you will join the Practice Bicycle Team at a convenient central Lucerne meeting point. Fully escorted and supported on the very best bike rides of your life.
Whats included:
Fully guided rides exploring Switzerland.
Ride support vehicle & ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance from the professional team.
Sports drinks & bike food for each day’s riding.

Practice Bicycle bike tours choose only the best accommodation for you, with proven, quality, 2* , 3* & 4* Hotel accommodation packages available located in the heart of undoubtedly the most beautiful town in France, Annecy.  Take a look at the type of Hotels for your stay in Annecy.

Hotel du Nord 2 Star Annecy France          Allobroges Park Hotel 3 Star Annecy France          Hotel Le Pre Carre 4 Star Annecy France

Annecy is one of the best places in the world to relax and explore – also off the bike! The ‘Pearl in the box’ town often referred to as the Venice of the Alps is the absolute perfect base for your France bike tour and ideal for relaxing and sharing with non-cycling partners.

You may choose to wander the enchanting streets, do some shopping or just sit by the lake and admire the spectacular views and watch French life pass you by. The team can assist you in choosing from the many superb restaurants, bars and salon du teas in the home of Practice Bicycle, Annecy.  Spend your evening enjoying a lovely meal just like a local, ready for your next day full of new sights, adventures and opportunities with your Lake Annecy cycling holiday.
Bon soiree!

This France bike tour to Lake Annecy is designed for the leisure cyclist at a relaxed pace with rides of 50km/31mi each day.

If you are looking for more challenging rides 70 – 90km with more than 1000m of elevation or your preparing for a specific cycling goal or event, then take a look at our French Alps Bike Tours  with a selection of epic rides that are also available with an Annecy Cycling Day Tour

We love a challenge as much as we love cycling. The team at Practice Bicycle has a history in professional bike racing and coaching, so if it’s a challenge you are looking for, we can definitely find just the right rides for you. After all, the area around Lake Annecy is home to over 20 classic Tour de France Cols!

On each of our Lake Annecy bike tours we tailor the daily rides to the riders experience and ability with many of our favorites that we like to share with you this tour has a selection of choice bike routes of 40 – 50km each day.  Take a look at the detailed itinerary above for what is waiting for you.

Practice Bicycle Tours have over 20 years of France bike tour experience, developing an incredible 100+ ride routes exploring in every direction from Lake Annecy a real thrill for cyclists of all levels and available to you today .

If you or your group are looking for a Custom Lake Annecy Bike Tour  a bespoke experience for your perfect luxury cycling vacation Contact Practice Bicycle today!

Don’t miss out on a France bike tour holiday, just because you do not cycle.

The Lake Annecy cycling trips have a package for those who want to do a little sight seeing in the Venice of the Alps and share the villages of France with their cycling partner! Whilst they pedal this paradise, relax in the comfort of the support vehicle and escape together!
Experience and share beyond what any guidebook will show you this unique region of France, with regular meeting points throughout the tour routes.
Discover this regions culture and traditional way of life, from artisan local products to the joy of relaxing at a hidden gem restaurant lunch in the country.

Whilst in the town of Annecy enjoy the turquoise waters of Lake Annecy with a leisurely boat trip, stroll through the ‘Jardins de l’europe”, crossing the ‘Pont des Amours’ (lovers bridge) and visit two of the most popular attractions Palais de l’Ile and the Château d’Annecy.  Enjoy a ‘Le Goûter’ tea time moment with a salon du tea experience, let time slow down as you wander the old town Annecy markets.

‘Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday’
The one location, one hotel cycling experience is the brain child of Bridget Evans (Owner/Operator).  On retiring from professional cycling it was the pure pleasure of cycling that evolved the proven Practice Bicycle formula of one location.  To include everything enjoyable and removing the less pleasurable is our goal of your perfect cycling holiday experience.

Packing and Unpacking each day was tiring, stressful and time consuming. With insufficient time to relax, enjoy and experience the unique location before it was time to move on again.
With a life spent discovering the very best locations to Practice Bicycle, including endless ride options exploring in every direction all from the one hotel.
Experience the very best cycling of your life when you Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday!

For your added convenience we have quality carbon road bikes as an optional extra available to you with your Lucerne cycling trips.
Many of our guests prefer their own bikes for maximum cycling pleasure. Should logistics and travel arrangements make this too difficult then our bike hire is the perfect solution.
Depending on availability and size we have several brands available including Cannondale, Fuji, Lapierre, Haibike carbon bikes are recent models with Shimano Ultegra or 105 componentry.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon Road Bike Shimano compact 50/34 x 12-32          Fuji Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-34          Haibike Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-32        Lapierre disc brake Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-32

Your Switzerland Bike Tour includes:

  • 4 nights luxury hotel accommodation in the heart of Lucerne central Switzerland
  • Continental Swiss style buffet breakfast each morning
  • 4 days of stunning guided bike rides tailored for your enjoyment
  • Highly experienced professional cycling guides
  • Support vehicle, ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance, sports drinks & nutritional bars
  • 2 gourmet experiences including Swiss gastronomic dinner at one of the fabulous landmark restaurants on Lake Lucern with magnificent views of Mt Pilatus and Mt Rigi
  • Spectacular and unforgettable sights and delights of Switzerland in a unique five-day cycling adventure
  • A Practice Bicycle Tour Gift Pack
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off at Zurich International Airport and Transfers to your accommodation (Tour Arrival & Departure days)

Lucerne Bike Tour Highlights:

  • Historic city of Lucerne, discover its landmark Chapel Bridge, Water Tower and Musegg Wall, admire the old town squares and historic facades
  • Switzerland cycling rewards with the tastes of Alplermagronen (Potato Macaroni) & Luzerner Chugelipastete (Veal, mushroom puff pastry)
  • Idyllic lakeside resort of Weggis the riviera of central Switzerland the author Mark Twain called it ‘the loveliest place’ he had ever visited
  • Spin your pedals along the shore of Lake Lucerne, every curve of the super smooth road brings a variety of amazing scenery
  • Mystical mountain of Mount Pilatus (2132m) incredible panoramic views of 73 alpine peaks!
  • World class shopping, especially if you’re looking for a time piece at the most renowned Jeweler in town Bucherer Schwanenplatz 5 the classic watch makers store.
  • 1st class tailored service every pedal stroke of the way, unique experience & memories of a lifetime
  • Ride & Relax with those that live it and feel like you belong
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