Grade

Challenging

When

June-September

Accommodation

3* and 4* Hotels

Price 3* and 4* Hotel

€ 3495

Bike hire

€ 315 Road bike

3,495

Description

Cycle the Swiss Alps

Guided cycling Tour the Swiss Alps. Any date between June and September
Private groups only from 6 persons or more.

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Guided cycling Tour the Swiss Alps on road bike

Sparkling lakes, majestic landscapes and fresh mountain air are synonymous for this cycle the Swiss Alps tour. There are plenty of “Must do’s ” ingredients on this beautiful cycling holiday in Switzerland and a bit of Italy. You start in the Italian hometown of George Clooney; Cernobbio. Cycle up to the Madonna del Ghisallo and Bellagio on your first cycling day. From Italy you’ll cross the border to Switzerland and back to Italy again for the highlight “Passo dello Stelvio”. You’ll climb this first class challenger twice. As you cycle through Switzerland you’ll discover the beauties of the Swiss Alps.

A memorable day will be the climbs to Passo San Bernadino, Nufenen pass or the climb to the summit of the Furka pass. You will see amazing mountain views and typical countryside villages all along the way. Last but not least we will visit the cosy and exclusive villages like Saint Moritz and Andermatt. Saint Moritz has one of the most famous ski resorts on earth and the favourite place for millionaires, actors and all kinds of other celebrities. Cycle Switzerland you won’t regret!

Cycling Switzerland is a once in your lifetime experience!

  • Cycle up the number one mountain in Italy “Passo dello Stelvio”
  • Fantastic scenery, perfect roads and fine food make the Swiss/Italian Alps a road cycling paradise
  • Climb the Madonna del Ghisello and visit the museum
  • Wander through the beautiful villages like Saint Moritz, Cernobbio or Andremat
  • Panoramic views from on your way through the Alps
  • Many medieval & picturesque villages of Switzerland
  • Classic climbs over Passo San Bernardino & the Nufenen pass
  • The Sparkling Lakes of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano
  • You stay in Cernobbio “the Italian hometown” of George Clooney
Day 1
Check in
The tour guide (s) will collect you at Milan Malpensa Airport and bring you to your hotel in Cernobbio. This beautiful town will be your starting point for the upcoming Cycle the Swiss Alps Trip. The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary.
Day 2
Cernobbio to Chiavenna 111 km
After breakfast you'll first leave for the beautiful town of Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como before the ride up starts to the old Borgo of Bellagio. From here you continue to the 8 km hill leading to the famous Madonna del Ghisallo. On top you jump off your bike and visit the world famous little church. The church/chapel is the best known cycling museum in Italy. All the history of Italian road cycling you can find here, like the bikes of Coppi & Bartali. This famous hill, with its spectacular view hosted many times the Giro d'Italia and the Giro di Lombardia. Later you we continue our ride to Chiavenna.
Day 3
Chiavenna to Livigno 99 km
Today you cycle from Chiavenna to Livigno. It will be a hard day in the saddle! You will ride over the Passo del Maloja before reaching Engadina. From here you start the climb to the top of the famous Bernina and Forcola pass. The Bernina summit is at an altitude of 2328meters. Relax on top before you continue up to the Forcola pass. From here starts the descend back to Italy to the pleasant and well known tax free town of Livigno.
Day 4
Livigno to Passo Foscagno 85 km
From lovely Livigno right in the Dolomites you continue your cycling adventure up to the Passo Eira and Passo Foscagno. Today’s ride is impressive, you will face Passo dello Stelvio. You will climb the famous Stelvio, "attack this mountain with respect". The climb has 48 switchbacks to tackle. Starting from Bormio, the Passo dello Stelvio ascent is 22km (13.7 Miles) long with 1533 height meters (5029ft). The average percentage is 7.1 %. The top is on 2757m (9045ft). On top it can be cold. The ride down is with several sharp hairpin bends be careful!
Day 5
Passo Foscagno to Pontresina 140 km
Description: today you will be climbing Passo Stelvio from his most prestigious side: the Prato allo Stelvio's side. From here you continue with a beautiful ride along the picturesque Val Mustair and the climb of Passo del Forno (2149 m). But of course, considering the length of the ride, you have the option to ride only the first (Stelvio & the descent down Umbrail Pass to Santa Maria) or the second part (Passo del Forno/Zernez/Pontresina). You stay in Pontresina. The small village lies next to St Moritz. This the favourite place for millionaires, actors and all kinds of other celebrities. Wander around in this jet set village.
Day 6
Pontresina to Splugen 98 km
Unfortunately say goodbye to Pontresina & St Moritz and leave this flamboyant village behind you. The most important climb today will be the Julier Pass. This pass (2284 meters) connects the Engadin valley with the Canton of Graübunden. You will reach our final destination Splugen over the Viamala pass.
Day 7
Splugen to Gletsch 114 km
Today’s ride includes the climbs to the top of the San Bernardino Pass and the Nufenen Pass reaching the village of Gletsch just below the Grimsel Pass. The San Bernadino pass is one of the most famous mountain passes in Switzerland with an elevation of 2.066 meters. The pass is featured in the BBC Top Gear programme when the three presenters try to find the best driving road in the world…..they did! After the San Bernadino Pass you get another top class climb to the Nufenen pass. This pass connects the German Canton Wallis with the Italian speaking part of Switzerland Ticino. There will be a van transfer from Bellizona to Airolo.
Day 8
Gletsch to Andermatt 44 km
A relaxing day with only 44 cycling kilometres however you have to conquer the Furka Pass 2436m and the Grimsel Pass 2165m.
Day 9
Andermatt to Locarno 144 km
A longish day. In front of our hotel you get on your bike again. First you'll follow your way up over the Oberalp pass (2046m) before reaching the climb to Passo del Lucomagno another though climb and a summit of 1926meters. Overnight will be in the pleasant village of Locarno.
Day 10
Locarno to Cernobbio 92 km
Unfortunately your last cycling day. From Locarno you will ride back to your hometown Cernobbio. This beautiful ride lead you along the sparkling lakes of Lago Maggiore, Lago Lugano and last but not least Lake Como. In Cernobbio you‘ll indulge a farwell dinner and you can chat with your fellow bicycle fiends what happen during this remarkable week!
Day 11
Departure day
Departure day…..Time to say goodbye. Transfers to the airports of Milan will be made by the Tour guides.

Airport

  • Milan has three important airports; the most important airport is Milan Malpensa, from here many flights leave /arrive worldwide.
  • Airport Milan Linate which has a lot of domestic and European flights to all important cities in Europe. There is a shuttle bus connecting Malpensa with Linate Airport. The ride between the two airports takes more than an hour.
  • Aiport Bergamo (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) and is northeast of Milan, close to the city of Bergamo. This airport is especially used by budget companies like Ryanair.

Train

  • From Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central station are Malpensa Shuttle busses departing: every 30 to 60 minutes Length: 1 hour.
  • From Milan Linate International Airport to Milan Central station busses departing every 30 minutes Length: 20 minutes.
  • Bergamo Airport has no direct train connection, but there is a shuttle bus that takes you to the station in Bergamo.



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  • 10 nights lodging in boutique three/four star hotels
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • English speaking tour guide(s)
  • Picnic lunches & snacks
  • Airport pick up & drop off airports Milan
  • Support van during whole Tour
  • Airfares & Taxis
  • Other dinners
  • Lunches
  • Single Supplement €350
  • Road bike € 315
  • Beverages
  • Ferry crossings

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