Swiss Alps

Riding through alpine meadows with the smell of fresh cut hay and the sound of cow bells makes this Bike Tour a holiday to remember. Possibly a little easier than our other Alps bike tours the Swiss Alps is still a challenging ride.

Our Swiss alps tour will take you through a loop of some of the best climbs in Switzerland. We will also cross into Italy for a couple of days so we can clomb Stelvio pass, one of the highest in Europe.

Dates:  We have not scheduled a tour in the Swiss Alps for 2013 but we would be happy to put up custom dates for a booking of 5 or more clients. Our 2011 itinery is listed as an example of our standard tour.

13 Day Camping Tour

Price:  1925.00 Euros

Cost includes transport to the tour from Zurich Airport and back to Zurich Airport, support vehicle, a sweep rider if the group exceeds 8 riders, 12 breakfasts, 9 dinners, all camp fees and friendly guides/cooks.

Not included; Transportation to places other than those on the route, 3 “free night” dinners, any major bike repairs.

More details will be sent to you once your deposit has been received. For payment details please refer to our booking page.

Meeting and Departure
For the Swiss Alps tour we meet at Zurich Airport on July 24 and depart from Zurich Airport on August 5.

2011 Swiss Alps Itinerary

July 25
The group will meet around midday at Zurich Airport. Once we are all assembled we will drive to our camp at Walenstadt ,on the Walenee, where there will be time to set up your bike and go out for a ride or relax before dinner.

July 26
To-day is a free day to warm up before the serious riding starts. There are a number of rides in the area or you can just relax beside the lake and enjoy the mountainous scenery. We stay in Walenstadt tonight.

July 27
Our tour starts with a reasonably easy valley ride which will take us into the mountains. Our camp tonight will be in Davos.  70km (42mii)

July 28
A little warm up would be good this morning as we climb from camp to our first pass, Fluelapass (2383m). A long downhill follows before crossing into Italy and our destination, Prato allo Stelvio where we will stay for 2 nights. 105km (63mi).

July 29
Passo dello Stelvio (2757m) is the destination. You can choose to do a loop or just a there and back ride but be sure to give yourself time to visit the small walled town of Glurns  45 – 70km(27 – 42mi)

July 30
We leave Italy and cross back into Switzerland crossing Ofenpass (2149m). Be sure to save some energy for the long valley climb to our destination in the famous resort town of St Moritz where we will stay for two nights. 75km (45mi)

July 31
St Moritz has a lot to offer, hiking, shopping, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous or you can get back on your bike and ride one or two of the many climbs in the area.  (Optional miles)

August 1
We leave St Moritz crossing over Julierpass (2284m) before a long undulating down hill to our camp for the night in Thusis 60km (36mi)

August 2
Another long vally ride starts our day as we make our way up and over Oberalppass (2044m). Our camp tonight is near Andermatt.  95km (57mi)

August 3
Today is a 2 pass day starting with Furkapass (2165m) followed after a short downhill by Grimselpass (2165m). A good downhill brings us to our camp near Innerkirchen. 65km ( 40mi). An optional ride on a private road up Grosse Sheidegg (1962m) is available from camp.

August 4
Another good climb greets us today as we cross over Sustenpass (2224m) and head on down to our camp for the night on the shores of  Urner See.  85km (51mi)

August 5
Our last day is our longest. Fortunately the climb over Klausenpass (1952m) is in the first half of the day followed by a long downhill and a lake shore ride back to our start point in Walenstadt.  111km (67mi)

August 6
Our tour comes to an end. Transfers to Zurich Airport will be done in the morning, flights to be scheduled after 12 noon.

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