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Cycling tour of Switzerland

Bought a new bike, a friend gave me some paniers, now I am thinking about what I could do for weekend trips starting from Zürich.

Since exertion does not appeal, and Switzerland is hilly, I was thinking of a route following lakesides and rivers as these routes will by definition be on the flat. So maybe south along Lake Zürich or north along the Limmat or Sihl to the Rhein, then downstream to France, or upstream to Lake Constance.

The maps are available for free on www.veloland.ch

Any suggestions for pleasant routes? Away from traffic, cheap and easy accomodation?

Has anyone tried cycling along rivers / lakes already?
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Old 15.06.2010, 19:55
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Re: Cycling tour of Switzerland

Try the Emmenthal, it's too hilly, there is little traffic on the market routes and by Zurich standards Bern is cheap!

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Don't forget you can put the bike on the train. The Rhone Valley - say Sion to Montreux - is great cycling, almost completely flat and gives you magnificent scenery. It's also for the most part "off road" on tarmac tracks which run alongside the river. I've also done the East side of lake Neuchatel - also flat with plenty of off road, surfaced tracks which are great for biking.
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Re: Cycling tour of Switzerland

put your bike on the train

get off in Airolo and then cycle all the way to Biasca...
and eventually you can cycle all the way to Bellinzona.. and visit the UNESCO castles at the same time....

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