Cycle Touring in Switzerland Cicerone Guide Book
The nine cycle tours in the Cycle Touring in Switzerland Cicerone Guide Book are for road and touring bikes and are based on Switzerland’s national cycle routes.
The book also includes tours from Interlaken and three very demanding alpine tours. All routes graded and divided into day stages and containing info on itineraries, accommodation and tips for cycling in Switzerland.
There is no other country in the world quite like Switzerland, and travel by bicycle gives you all the benefits of a slower pace of travel, together with the ability to see more of the country and its natural wonders. About 5000km of cycle routes are described in Switzerland, with sections in neighbouring Austria, Germany and Italy. These range from gentle routes along rivers and lakesides to thigh-busting climbs over passes featured in the Tour de Suisse and similar events.
The routes are mainly on superbly well-signposted dedicated cycle tracks and quiet roads, and can be linked to form tours of up to several weeks. The guide also includes information on Swiss traffic laws, equipment including bicycles, economical accommodation, travel to and within Switzerland, what to eat and drink whilst there, and short snippets of information useful to the touring cyclist that cannot easily be found elsewhere.
This book is aimed not only at the pass-bagger, but also offers less exacting routes for the not-so-fit and shows where judicious use of a Postbus or a train can save much effort in ascending the heights.