From Geneva to Montreux

Tour length: 5 nights/6 days

Fitness Level:

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Come and experience the magic that Switzerland has to offer! From international town Geneva, to the musical town of Montreux, your ride will be filled with beautiful views of Europe’s second-largest freshwater lake, Europe’s highest peak, and of course, plenty of chocolate.

You will be cycling from Geneva to Montreux via Lausanne, Gruyères, and Gstaad!

Although designed with the serious rider in mind, the fact that we can provide e-bikes makes this tour an excellent choice for families or groups of friends.

Trip begins in Geneva and ends in Montreux. Geneva is well-served by air and by train

Self-guided tour available any Sunday April through October 2021.
For groups of 4: Tour can be done any weekday.

Daily cycling distance ranges from 42 to 79 km.

Accommodation in 3-star properties.

Starting at 810 euros per person sharing a double room.

Itinerary

Welcome to the global city of Geneva! If you fly to Geneva, the airport and the train station are separated by a 10-minute ride. Your hotel is a 10 minutes’ walk from the train station. If you have spare time, make sure to explore Geneva, which we believe is too often overlooked… walk around the old town, stroll down by the lake, or visit one of its many museums

You’ll follow a scenic route, with the lake never far from sight. Your destination is Lausanne, a picturesque city, located on the shores of Lake Geneva. On your way, you will ride through vineyards, small villages, and experience amazing views over the Alps, right across the lake. 

Make your way to the village that lends its name to the famous cheese, Gruyères!  The route includes a climb from Vevey (500 meters over a 13 km stretch)! If your legs just aren’t feeling it, you can skip this climb by taking a funicular. Once in Gruyères, enjoy picturesque views and medieval architecture including the Castle of Gruyères—a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

As you pedal further into the Swiss Alps, you’ll enter the German-speaking village of Gstaad.  As today’s ride is a short one, make sure to walk through this alpine village, a popular destination amongst high society and international jet setters. There are also plenty of hiking trails with varying difficulties to choose from.

Cycling from Geneva to Montreux” has been designed for the avid rider in mind, hence, get ready for a challenging day of cycling! If you find the climbing to be too daunting, there is the option to take the train from Gstaad to Montreux and do a loop from town. For those who are up for the challenge, Col du Pillon and Col de la Croix will be yours to conquer. The descent down to the valley is simply mesmerizing! Once on the valley floor, you can lunch in class at the UCI World cycling center in Aigle

After breakfast, feel free to organize your day as you please. Traveling to other parts of Switzerland and beyond is easy by train

Map of bike tour itinerary from Geneva to Montreux

Pricing

Note that this tour is highly customizable (route can be altered; extra nights and rides can be added). Just let us know more about your dream cycling vacation in Switzerland and we’ll tell you what can be done. 

Details

5 nights in 3-star hotels

From 985 euros per person sharing a room (single supplement is 390 euros)

  • 5 nights’ accommodation (5 nights in 3-star hotels)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Orientation meeting with one of our staff members
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability) or GPX files
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 110 euros per bike. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 190 euros per bike. Electric bikes are available at the rate of 205 euros per bike. This price includes the drop-off fee for the bike’s return to Geneva.

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