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Biking across Switzerland

Hello Everyone,

Some friends and I are organizing a bicycle ride across Switzerland this summer. We're going to be staying in hotels and all of our luggage is going to be carried in a minibus. We're looking for a few more people to join us. Please contact me directly if you think you might be interested.

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Old 26.03.2007, 11:09
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Re: Biking across Switzerland

A few more details about intensity and price may help some people to decide if they're interested. E.g., How many km's per day? What is the route - mountainous or flat/rolling? Trails or road? What are your estimates for the fixed costs (hotels, bag transport)?
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A few more details about intensity and price may help some people to decide if they're interested. E.g., How many km's per day? What is the route - mountainous or flat/rolling? Trails or road? What are your estimates for the fixed costs (hotels, bag transport)?

Yeah...

I would love to join, but I do not have a bike yet. I am still settling down in Switzerland, been here for 2 months. I am worry I am not fit enough for the long journey too...
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hi guys,

i am from india and like ur idea of cycling around..keep it up..may be i join u guys when i am in swiss
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Hello Everyone,

Some friends and I are organizing a bicycle ride across Switzerland this summer. We're going to be staying in hotels and all of our luggage is going to be carried in a minibus. We're looking for a few more people to join us. Please contact me directly if you think you might be interested.
Hi John,

You're going to love it. I've cycled across Switzerland three times (routes 5, 8, & 9) and this summer a few friends and I are doing the #3. An alternative to hotels is the 'schlaf im Stroh!', where you pay CHF 20.- or so to sleep in a barn. It's not for everybody, but definitely adds to the adventure.

Detailed maps of the nine national cycling routes are available at most sport and book shops.

Have fun! chris
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Old 27.03.2007, 10:44
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Re: Biking across Switzerland

Anyone else wanting to give bike touring in Switzerland a try should be aware that there are many "velotels" around (web link). They are reasonably-priced hotels that are often on the national bike routes and offer services for cyclists like a bike storage room, maybe a work-stand for fixing the bike, and you're likely to meet fellow bike tourers there to share tips and stories with.
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Old 27.03.2007, 10:53
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An alternative to hotels is the 'schlaf im Stroh!', where you pay CHF 20.- or so to sleep in a barn. It's not for everybody, but definitely adds to the adventure.
Just a word of warning about the "sleep in straw" thing. Watch out if you suffer hay fever/allergies, even slightly. I've seen (and heard about) people who never usually have problems suffer quite badly. Myself, I really enjoyed it. Stayed at a nice one cycling from Andermatt to Chur.
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any updates on this thread?
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Re: Biking across Switzerland

Hi John,

I would like to join, but could you give us some more details please.


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Hi John,

I would like to join, but could you give us some more details please.


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Joe
Hi, so you seriously thought this is a live thread .

One relevant post that comes to my mind is http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...bike-tour.html but I am not sure if he was looking for company.

One suggestion: instead of "joining", why don't you start a thread and let the route evolve by discussion, and attract like-minded people.
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