Spectacular Switzerland Cycling Holidays

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. With your accommodation in Lucene, one of the great European cities to discover and the perfect destination for a challenging cycling holiday of Central Switzerland.
You’ll be charmed by Lucerne’s sense of history and tradition, with the misty lake at its doorstep and the snow-capped Mt Pilatus rising above your hotel for this centre based cycling tour.
Spend your evenings relaxing and refuelling with all the traditions of Switzerland to perfectly end your cycling day in style…

Switzerland Bike Tours

This 6 day Swiss Bike Tour accomplishes so much in such a short space of time, with tailored bike routes that must 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. Followed by the challenge of some of Switzerland’s highest mountain road passes, possibly the Susten Pass (2224m) or the lesser known Glaubenberg (1543m). These are just a taste of amazing cycling routes on offer, with ride leaders tailoring each days bike routes to your cycling abilities. All taken into consideration in the impeccable class and service of Practice Bicycle Bike Tours on your Switzerland cycling tour.

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Challenging Bike Tour

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Challenging – 85km/53mi – 110 km/68mi

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Rides Only:
Without Accommodation $2591 per person

Quality Tour:
2* Hotel Accommodation $3318 per person
3* Hotel Accommodation $3670 per person
4* Hotel Accommodation $3953 per person

Or make it custom, from $3818 per person

Centre Based Cycling

Lucerne, Switzerland

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June – August

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Small Group Size

4 to 6 people

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Single Room – $564
Bike hire – $500

Lucerne Centre Based Cycling

Central Switzerland Cycling Holidays

Switzerland became a regular cycling destination for Practice Bicycle in 2001, from the Northern French Alps base of Lake Annecy regular exploration cycling adventures were possible. The team discovered the pristine landscapes, spectacular mountains, and amazing cycling that Switzerland offered. Challenging roads and changeable weather gave the team all the experience and knowledge to offer the best of Swiss Alps bike tours to you today.
European summer months give the greatest reliability for cycling in Central Switzerland with the city of Lucerne the perfect destination on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Around the lake, the pre-Alpine mountains reveal themselves in an impressive 360° Alpine panorama. Meanwhile commanding mountain peaks, and remote Alpine valleys are waiting for memorable cycling days spent in the saddle.
This is Central Switzerland, the Switzerland of freedom and challenging cycling holidays.

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

Join one of our scheduled small-group Switzerland bike tours. To enquire, click the “Enquire Now” button next to the tour date.

2022
  • 18 June — 23 June Book Now Enquire
  • 18 July — 23 July Book Now Enquire
  • 01 August — 06 August Enquire

Looking for a custom Switzerland cycling tour?

If you want to travel on different dates, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a custom Switzerland cycling holiday!

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Switzerland Cycling Itinerary

Challenging and Epic rides each day suitable for experienced cyclists with amazing Swiss climbs.
Switzerland Cycling Tour Arrival Day – Lucerne
Arrival Time: Midday
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 30km/18mi
Ascent 630m/2000ft
Welcome to Central Switzerland and the City of Lucerne, Lake and Mountains all in one! With a midday transfer to your hotel your perfect centre based cycling location for a great week of challenging Swiss Alps cycling.
Once checked-in and the bikes are prepared should time permit warmup the legs with a welcome ride of the Schwarzenberg(823m), the perfect introduction to Switzerland as we pass around the famous Mount Pilatus towering over the city.
Once back on the shores of Lake Lucerne relax and prepare for amazing cycling with this challenge for both your legs and eyes with your spectacular Switzerland cycling vacation in Lucerne.
Switzerland Cycling Tour - Glaubenberg (1550m)
Epic Ride Route:
Distance 85km/53mi
Ascent 1250m/4100ft
With Switzerland the home of Lakes and Mountains, our epic ride to the Glaubenberg pass starts with Lakes as we ride 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 for ourselves.
The Glaubenberg (1550m 14.4km @7.5%) will be the perfect entree and just what you would expect from a challenging cycling vacation to Switzerland.
Switzerland Cycling Tour - Rund di Rigi
Challenging Ride Route:
Distance 85km/53mi
Ascent 550m/1800ft
This superb cycling 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 is the challenging ride route, Practice Bicycle are highly experienced guides and skilled in tailoring the rides to all cycling abilities, this route can become one of your epic Switzerland bike rides when we include the Klausenpass.
Riding to the Southern tip of the Lake, take a café stop in Altdorf and challenge the legs with this long climb pedalling high into the Swiss Alps eventually peaking at the Klausenpass (1948m 22km @ 5.8%).
Epic Ride Route:
Distance 155km/96mi
Ascent 2220m/7300ft
Switzerland Cycling Tour – Glaubenbielen (1604m)
Epic Ride Route:
Distance 110km/68mi
Ascent 1415m/4600ft
Todays ride route is taking us away from Lake Lucerne on an epic cycling journey into the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch. Riding through this natural reserve at the foot of the Alps is an amazing experience as we follow the Emme River valley. Almost no other region in Switzerland has as many natural treasures as the “Wild West” of Lucerne.
Leaving the valley behind us we are targeting the ski resort of Sorenberg and then finally up to the Summit of the Glaubenbielen Pass (1604m 22.7km @ 4%), we have chosen the long gradually route with plenty of time to take in the views!
Switzerland Cycling Tour - Brunig Pass (1008m)
Challenging Ride Route:
Distance 95km/60mi
Ascent 850m/2800ft
Our final ride together with your amazing cycling holiday amongst the majestic mountain passes of Central Switzerland, finish in style with this challenging cycling route of the Brunig Pass (1008m).
Total flexibility is needed with great cycling routes during your Switzerland cycling tour, so if the legs are starting to appreciate the rigours of the Swiss Mountains, enjoy the views and soft pedal to end a great week.
If you still have the legs for an epic ride route, then we can take on one of the most famous Swiss climbs by continuing up from the Brunig Pass to reach the dizzy heights of the Susten Pass (2223m), where the air is thin and the views breathtaking!
Epic Ride Route:
Distance 180km/112mi
Ascent 2800m/9200ft
Switzerland Cycling Tour Departure Day
Departure Time: Midday
Your Switzerland cycling vacation finishes today, say farewell to Lucerne and the Mountains of Central Switzerland as we transfer you to Zurich International Airport (Switzerland) for your onward travels.

Practice Bicycle wish you great cycling until we share and conquer mythical Mountains together.

Switzerland cycling tours are ideal for the experienced cyclist looking for quality challenging rides each day.  With a combination of spectacular lakes and mountains of central Switzerland.

Each cycling route during this Switzerland cycling holiday will be tailored specifically to your bike riding ability, experience and goals.  With our center based cycling at the ideal location in the city of Lucerne to return to each day, there are no time constraints and no getting left behind.  A cafe stop is never far away and in addition Recovery rides are always available to maximize your cycling week.

Our ‘Rides Only’ package allows you to experience the Switzerland cycling tour without any add-ons or arranged hotel accommodation.
Offering complete flexibility for you to stay where you prefer and join us at a central meeting point in Lucerne just like you would for a ride back home, for the best cycling in Central Switzerland.
What’s included:
* 5 challenging & epic rides in Central Switzerland
* Spectacular cycling routes including the Swiss Alps and Lakes
* Highly experienced ride leader & professional cycling coach
* Vehicle support offering ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance, sports drinks & nutritional bars

If you or your group are looking for a custom experience for your perfect Swiss cycling vacation Contact Practice Bicycle today!

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 Lucerne the most beautiful city in central Switzerland.  Take a look at the type of Hotels for your stay in Lucerne.

 

Barabas Hotel 2 Star Lucerne Switzerland          Aldstadt Hotel Krone 3 Star Lucerne Switzerland          Hotel Rebstock 4 Star Luzern Switzerland

‘Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday’
The one location, one hotel cycling experience is the brainchild 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 Switzerland 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

Switzerland cycling tours are in the perfect one location the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland.

The closest airport is Zurich International Airport and serviced by many airlines including, Swiss International Air Lines, British Airways, American Airlines, KLM, Air Canada, Delta, United and Air France.

For train lovers the Rail Europe TGV network brings you direct to Zurich from many of the capital cities of Europe.

Your Switzerland Cycling Tour includes:

  • 5 challenging & epic rides in spectacular Central Switzerland
  • 5 nights 2*, 3* or 4* hotel accommodation in the heart of Lucerne central Switzerland
  • Continental Swiss style buffet breakfast each morning
  • Highly experienced ride leader & professional cycling coach
  • Support vehicle, ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance, sports drinks & nutritional bars
  • Spectacular and unforgettable sights and delights of Switzerland in a unique five-day cycling adventure
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off at Zurich International Airport and Transfers to your accommodation (Midday tour arrival & departure days)

Switzerland Cycling Tour Highlights:

  • Spin your pedals along the shore of Lake Lucerne, every curve of the super smooth road brings a variety of amazing scenery
  • Challenge both your legs and eyes, riding high into the Swiss Alps
  • Switzerland cycling rewards with the tastes of Alplermagronen (Potato Macaroni) & Luzerner Chugelipastete (Veal, mushroom puff pastry)
  • Swiss Alps Climbs; Schwarzenberg (823m), Glaubenberg (1550m 14.4km @7.5%), Klausenpass (1948m 22km @ 5.8%), Glaubenbielen Pass (1604m 22.7km @ 4%), Brunig Pass (1008m) and the massive Susten Pass (2223m).
  • City of Lucerne shadowed by mystical mountain of Mount Pilatus (2132m)
  • 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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