This page was last updated Wed 14 September 2022.
This page lists all reports that for Switzerland including those that involve other countries too.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.
|A trip around Patagonia from Ushuaia, Torres Del Paine, Lago Del Desierto and Careterra Austral
tour started 2007, submitted 20 December 2007
Europe, America, Australia: Chile, Argentina, Spain, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Australia
Here is a trip that takes me to places I have dreamed about for 35 years. Mountains, Glaciers, Volcanoes and Easter Island.
Now includes my 2007 tour of Australia.
|Da Berlino a Copenhagen in bicicletta
tour started August 2007, submitted 20 November 2007
La bellissima escursione ciclistica si snoda lungo un percorso di 1000 chilometri attraverso Germania, Svezia e Danimarca. Rispetto alla tradizionale ciclabile che si sviluppa longitudinalmente lungo la verticale Berlino-Rostock-Copenhagen, questa variante permette di visitare anche l;affascinante penisola di Zingst, l'isola di Hiddensee, nota ai tedeschi per il suo fantastico patrimonio naturalistico, la penisola di Rugen ed infine la ventosa isoletta danese di Bornholm, paradiso dei ciclisti. Un traghetto per il sud della Svezia porta a raggiungere e conoscere le bellezze del breve tratto scandinavo. L'itinerario, si sviluppa in una ventina di giorni comprendendo anche un soggiorno a Berlino e nella mitica Copenhagen.
|The Lonely Cyclist in the Alps
tour started July 2007, submitted 20 October 2007
language: en, nl
A new cycle journey. I want to cycle from Vienna to Nice, a complete crossing of the Alps from east to west. Then I have to cycle a bit further to Avignon. The idea is to zigzag as much as possible to fit in as much exciting backroads and extraordinary landscapes as possible. Jeroen van Meijgaarden will join me the first two weeks. Then I will be on my own to complete the crossing of the Alps.
|Swiss Alpine tour 2007
tour started September 2007, submitted 30 September 2007
language: en, de, nl
Like last year the month August was cloudy and rainy, and the prospect for cycling in the Alps was not very promising. September did not seem to get better, until the weather broadcasts predicted some sunny days ahead.
7. Sept. 07 I fastened the panniers onto my bicycle and was ready to start the annual alpine cycle tour.
After 9 days I was back again, without seeing a drop of rain.
|Bikerfab - travels and trips by bicycle
, submitted 24 September 2007
Europe: Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Liechtenstein
language: it, en
Il ciclismo è sofferenza. Il premio è la cima di una montagna o una città a 2000km da casa. Se questo premio vi sembra adeguato allora la domanda ``ma chi te lo fa fare ?'' ha già una risposta. Se non vi sembra abbastanza, semplicemente non potete capire chi pedala.
Cycling is suffering. The prize is the top of a mountain or a city 2000km far from home. If this prize seems you enough, then the question ``why do you do that ?'' already has an answer. If you don't find it enough, you just cannot understand cyclists.
|Basel to Bellinzona
tour started September 2006, submitted 9 September 2007
Another shorter than expected tour, this time in Switzerland, generally following Veloroute 2 (the Rhein Route) from Basel past Rheinfall, Bodensee, Liechtenstein and Chur to Andermatt via Oberalp pass, then over St Gotthard pass and onto the Italian border.
In what seems to be the theme of his years tours, events conspired to thwart the original plan of connecting July's tour (Copenhagen to Freiberg) with it's intended destination: Venice.
A freak, non-cycling related, knee injury on the third evening left me unable to bend my left leg; which meant the only way I was getting to Venice was by train.
Despite this (and the fact that it rained solidly for two and a half of the four days on the bike), it was still an enjoyable tour with some great sights and new personal achievements.
|Paris to Geneva
tour started April 2006, submitted 9 September 2007
Another Easter holiday four day, partially supported, mini-tour extending last year's London - Paris trip onto Geneva.
Once again the weather was still what you might expect in April, with the added bonus of snow and freezing rain in the Jura region, but at least last year's constant headwind had subsided into a mere crosswind.
|A This is a record of our cycle tour through Europe
tour started July 2007, submitted 5 September 2007
This blog (still ongoing) describes our experiences, both good and bad, of cycle touring around Europe. It was a long planned trip - about 15 years before coming to fruition - and we decided that as we were between jobs and countries (from Dubai on the way back to NZ) we would explore some of the places we had always wanted to visit and get a culture fix too!
|Lungo l'Inn in bicicletta
tour started July 2007, submitted 19 August 2007
Viaggio lungo la valle dell'Inn. I primi itinerari sono stati percorsi nell'estate del 2001.
Siamo partiti dal passo del Maloja e abbiamo raggiunto dapprima Innsbruck e poi Kufstein.
Nel lugio 2007 abbiamo riscritto gli itinerari, aggiungendo nuove fotografie e rivisitato il percorso, che è stato modificato nel suo primo tratto in Engadina.
|Tour of the Alps 2007
tour started June 2007, submitted 20 July 2007
A lightweight tour of the Swiss, Italian, and Austrian alps, 1501km, 33047m of climbing, and several passes.
|wish tour (world bicycle tour) photos and stories from a bicycle tour around the world
tour started July 2007, submitted 8 July 2007
America, Europe, Asia, Australia: America, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, CzechRepublic, Germany, Holland, UK, Monaco, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia
Welcome to the Wish Tour!
Below you will find the photos and journal from a two-year, 20,000-mile bicycle journey around the world.
Starting in July 2005, this journal will take readers across the United States, Europe, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
The journey began more than 20 years ago, as the seeds of a dream to circumnavigate the globe were cultivated from a deeply personal and painful experience.
[Absolutely stunning pictures.]
|From Athens to Zurich
tour started May 2007, submitted 28 June 2007
language: en, de, nl
This cycle route from 25.04.07 to 25.05.07 was one of the most beautiful but most strenuous I ever made. Greece and Croatia with their many islands are very hilly. The advantage of such a landscape, it offers a different panorama at every bend. The total altitude my odometer shows is over 18.000 meters. That is two times the Mount Everest, not from the foot of the mountain but sea level. The weather is also responsible whether or not a journey remains a in great memory. During the whole journey I have had 4 hours rain on the morning from Pula to Porec (Istrien). That was the only rain I have had. In Greece the sky was sometimes cloudy, but I was not at all sad about this natural sun protection.
|The Rhine, the whole Rhine & nothing about the Rhine.
tour started August 2006, submitted 24 June 2007
The clock was ticking, I was one hour off C-Day with everything packed. I had gone through my checklist time & time again fully knowing that as always with my memory I was bound to have forgotten something.
3 days in, the sun had come out and I was settling down into my monotonous click, click of turning peddles, I was just dwelling on trying to figure out how many revolutions I'll need to turn these things to get me to my final destination, when In front of me not 30m away was a police car blocking the tow-path. On closer inspection its inhabitants were, as I first thought just having a crafty fag break down on the River embankment. But what was he trying to cover up with that white blanket? Like a puzzle it all clicked in, he was covering up a dead body & as it looked (why did I look) a pretty decomposed one at that!
Retching was not a clever idea when you're in a strong head wind & speeding at 25km. But the sight of that body will stick with me for the rest of my life.
Was this the way it was supposed to be? I was planning a pleasant cycle trip along the Rhine to chill out and clear my muddled head of all my earthly problems! But this was turning into a Hollywood horror movie & I was the sucker, who you always knew, was first up to get mutilated.
Well did I survive to tell the tale, did I find the inner me that I was looking for? Read on & find out!
|Raoul to Civitanova marche (it) from Nordkapp (norge)
tour started May 2007, submitted 3 June 2007
At moment Raoul (who has left on 12 May from Civitanova Marche, Italy) on his bicycle is along the road to Kaamanen (Finland) where he is going to stay overnight. In the next two days he will reach Nordkapp!!!!! ;-))
|A short tour to St. Gotthard
tour started April 2007, submitted 9 May 2007
I made this short tour because of a name: my bicycle has ``St Gothard'' written on it. But Gods didn't make it easy for me. My very last kms down from St Gotthard pass were like this:
``The heat was evaporating rapidly from my wet hands, and every gallery on the way down meant a refuge like coming home. I brake intermittently with one hand, sucking the water out of the glove on the other one. Behind the road barrier I can't see anything, it's total whiteness, I'm riding through the cloud. Could be like heaven if I weren't soaked to the bones.''
|Sweden to Switzerland...and back!
tour started 2005, submitted 9 April 2007
A one month cycle tour from Lund Sweden, to Switzerland via the Rhine and Moselle Rivers during the summer of 2005. Total distance 1600km together, plus 1000km solo back to Sweden. We left with a road map book of Europe, a guide book of the Rhine, but without a German phrasebook (we speak English and French). Some hiking in the Alps as a side trip.
|Pictures of my bicycle tours through the Alps
, submitted 2 April 2007
Pictures of my bicycle tours through the Alps.
|Radrundtour München - Bodensee
tour started June 1994, submitted 30 March 2007
Eine Radtour quer durch Süddeutschland über 667 Kilometer. Die Tagesetappen betragen zwischen 105 und 156 Kilometer. Die Tour beginnt und endet in München. Durch das oberbayerische Voralpenland geht es nach Füssen. Nach der Fahrt durch das Allgäu erreichen wir den Bodensee. Mit dem Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen ist der westlichste Punkt der Rundfahrt erreicht. Nur 30 Kilometer weiter nördlich fließt die Donau, der wir ostwärts bis kurz vor Ulm folgen. Ab Laupheim geht es schnurstracks nach Osten bis München.
|Rolling Across Europa
tour started June 2006, submitted 24 March 2007
Europe: Ukraine, Poland, CzechRepublic, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, UK
During the summer of 2006, I traveled with only a bicycle from Lviv, Ukraine down to Napoli, Italy, then north to Calais, France. From Calais I ferried to Dover, then rode to London to complete the voyage. I visited eleven countries and saw a variety of landscapes and weather. I had encounters with many people and most of these were positive. I also used this experience to draw attention to a little orphanage in eastern Ukraine, the Makiivka HIV / AIDS orphanage.
|Tour of the Alps 2006
tour started June 2006, submitted 15 February 2007
Another tour of the mighty Alps, which lasted 25 days. I cycled only 3615 km this time (around the same distance as the Tour de France) and climbed merely 150 different passes (some more than once) of which 103 were new to me. It added up to 79544m height metres.
Maratona-rides: Gran Fondo Marco Pantani & Maratona dles Dolomites.
Places: Aprica, Vivione, San Marco, Garda, Monte Pasubio, Asiago, Misurina, Vallarga, Cuneo, Casterino, Mont Authion, Molini di Triora, Sampeyre, Sestriere, Mont Cenis, l'Iseran, Aréches, Chamonix, Lac d'Emosson, Bretaye, Hahnenmoos, Gemmi, Grosse Scheidegg, Glaspass.
|Dolomites and Alps Bicycle Tour
tour started July 2001, submitted 1 February 2007
This was a credit card tour (stayed in hotels and ate at restaurants). The route was from Como, Italy to Trento and Cortino de Ampezzo, then into Austria and over the GrossGlockner. Return was via Innsbruck and St. Moritz to Como.
|From Munich to the Mediterranean and More
tour started July 2006, submitted 27 January 2007
This time we cycle from our front door in Munich, our goal is my sister's house in southern France, near Toulouse. We ride to Lake Constance and on through Switzerland, then in France we follow the Valley of the Rhone to the Mediterranean. From here we can ride on parts of the Canal du Midi to where my sister spends her summers in the little town of Durfort. After our visit we have enough time to continue on to the Atlantic. We started out as so-called credit-card cyclists and ended up buying a tent along the way and camping whenever we got the chance.
|An Alpine bicycletour onto the next few cols above 2000m - the last / 3rd chapter
tour started July 2006, submitted 14 January 2007
After the last 2 years of my alpine bicycletours, in 2006 I went back to the Alps with the aim that after my tour maybe I would be the first hungarian people who bicycled up to all (74-75) of the asphalted alpine passes above 2000m. After 6 years of alone bicycling, this year I had two guys with me. In Italy and France we had nice, warm, sunny days with cycling a few hard cols, passes, like the 2612m high Passo Nivolet (I'm sure between the 3 best / most beautiful passes, where I had been), or the almost unknown Passo del Preit (2083 m), onto we bicycled in stormy weather with thunderstorms. The Fort Gondran (2347 m)was also very nice next to Briancon, I can suggest to visit it.
After Col du Lautaret, Alpe d'Huez, Col du Sabot, we arrived to Chamonix on a nice day, when at last we could see the snowfields of the Mont Blanc before sunset. Next day we got rain and cold as we cycled to Switzerland, and the bad weather remained for 3-4 days long. We had to postpone passes onto the next days, or climbed 1-2 of them partly in rain and arrived to the top in 4-8 degrees Celsius. The Sustenpass was the worst and coldest. The Passo Spluga (2117 m) was also a very beautiful pass, with a lot of hairpins, views and superb hairpin-row on a almost vertical wall, with short straight sections. Because the times went by too fast on that evening I decided to climb the famous Mortirolo (and the 2100m high Passo Val Bighera) in dark, in the night. It was wonderful: in a calm, dark forst in a warm air. I enjoyed very much the nature, air, and the views, because it was light, because I had fortune with the full Moon. I enjoyed the feeling so much, that I spent much time above. Our last pass was the Passo Goletto di Crocette (2070 m), onto we had 8-10% steep kilometers in or after raining for 2-3 hours. With a few passes postponed, we remained 4 passes to climb, that I did in September 2006.
|One week in the Swiss Alps
tour started September 2005, submitted 5 January 2007
This journey I made in Sept.2005. From Bremgarten (AG) cycling in direction Graubünden,the eastern part of Switserland. I enjoyed one week cycling, climbing 7 passes.
|South Spain to Switzerland
tour started May 2006, submitted 27 December 2006
I enjoyed a marvellous bike trip from Alicante (South Spain) back to Switzerland. Three high points I wanted to visit. First; the country of ``Don Quijote'' in Castilla y Mancha. Second; ``El Escorial'' west of Madrid. Third; ``the bridge over the river Tarn'' in South France, build of the English star architect Norman Forster. I avoided busy roads as much as possible and enjoyed the quiet side streets, especial along the Pyrenees.
|From Andermatt to Chur with a detour
tour started September 2006, submitted 26 December 2006
The month August 2006 was one of the worst fore many years. Cold weather and much rain left little hope for a third bicycle tour this year. The weather forecasts of the first weekend in September promised however improvement. Sunday evening I packed my bags and Monday morning 10.15 a.m. I started cycling From Andermatt to Chur with a dertour.
|Der Rhein von der Quelle bis zur Mündung
tour started July 2006, submitted 24 December 2006
Vom 20 Juli bis 08 August 2006 fuhren wir den Rhein entlang von der Quelle (Tomasee) bis zur Mündung in Katwijk aan zee. Dort trägt sie noch den Nahme ``Rijn'', im Gegensatz zu Hoek van Holland.
|Cycling the Alps
tour started August 2003, submitted 2 November 2006
My girlfriend suggested we cycle from her brother's house to her mom's. Of course, her brother lived in Switzerland, and her mom in Austria, and there were a few mountains in between. I immediately jumped at the chance. Little did we realize that it would be the hottest summer in the Dolomites in 250 years. It was swelteringly hot, but we persevered, and had a great trip through some amazing scenery.
|Our trip around the world - we are now in Cambodia
tour started 2006, submitted 1 November 2006
Asia, Africa, Europe, America, Australia: NewZealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakstan, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Morocco, Italy, Switzerland, France
language: en, fr
We are now in Cambodia, after 10 months of cycling thru New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand. Our site is bilingual.
Our web site is about the trip that we are now realizing. We have gone across the world to go back to Canada. We already crossed 5 different countries in 10 months. We will keep biking for around 2 more years. The subject treated by the web page is mostly about our trip (story, pictures, organisation) but we added a lot of other stuff like recipes, rock climbing, and small articles. We are French-Canadian, so our web site is belingual.
|A bicycle tour from Switzerland to South Africa
tour started September 2004, submitted 19 October 2006
Europe, Asia, Africa: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica
I decide to leave Switzerland and cycle until Tibet. The road decide for me and I finally arrive one and an half year later in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a journey dedicated to freedom, people and nature. This tour may continue to South America but I'm still working as a tour guide in Namibia to get money for the next destinations.
Have a look on my cold stage in Turkey, nice time in Syria, amazing Sudanese crossing, wild Tanzanian experience, pure Namibia, etc... I hope you will enjoy and feel free to contact me.
|Cycling from Holland to Rome
tour started July 2004, submitted 8 October 2006
In the summer of 2004 we cycled 2250 kilometer from Holland to Rome. During the trip we passed through 10 countries and cycled through the Ardennes, Vosges, Alps, Apennines and Tuscany. We enjoyed the beautiful italian villages and met a lot of other cyclists. A lot of pictures, tips and travel stories in Dutch (English translations will soon appear).
In 2004 fietsten we van Nederland naar Rome. We fietsten door 10 landen en door/over de Ardennen, Vogezen, Alpen, Appenijnen en Toscane. We genoten volop van de mooie Italiaanse stadjes en ontmoetten heel veel andere fietsers. Veel plezier!
|Fahrrad Touren Berichte
, submitted 1 September 2006
Europe, America: France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Ecuador
language: en, de
Bike Tours: Travelogues, photos, maps and tips about long distance bike traveling in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, France, Spain; Mexico, Canada; South America and others.
Reiseberichte und Reisefotografie von Radtouren in Europa (Italien, Griechenland, Spanien, Mallorca, Frankreich, Tschechien, Slovenien etc.), Kanada, Mexiko, Südamerika und viele mehr. Lass dich inspirieren!
|Lost in Switzerland
tour started June 2006, submitted 31 July 2006
Nancy and Ron take a leisurely 28 day tour through parts of Switzerland, starting and ending in Zurich. Ron took more than 3,000 high quality photos and over 200 are included in this journal.
|South Germany and Switzerland
tour started July 2006, submitted 24 July 2006
This is my July 2006 tour in the south of Germany, from Basel to Ulm (and some days in Switzerland)
|Cycling the River Inn from St. Moritz to Passau
tour started June 1999, submitted 5 July 2006
We left St. Moritz and dropped down the gorge to Celerina. From there we rode through lush green meadows and on smooth paths by the river. It was Saturday and there were lots of people out on their bikes enjoying the warm, sunny weather. Everywhere, there were 'Chocolate Box' views of snow covered mountains, picturesque villages with cows grazing in the wildflower strewn meadows.
With the source of the river at approximately 1,800 above sea level and its mouth at Passau only 313 metres, it was reasonable to assume that this ride was going to be down hill. Well, more downhill than uphill. When we reached the village of Zuoz, the track climbed steeply into the forests and became considerably rougher. It climbed steeply up and down as we bypassed narrow rugged gorges. There were numerous patches of loose stones and soft sand where winter damage hadn't been repaired. In sheltered corners there were patches of ice and snow. At the highest point of the climb, a path had been cut through a two metre high snow drift which covered the track for about twenty metres.
|Flüela, Stelvio, Gavia, Bernina, Albula & Co.
tour started July 2003, submitted 27 June 2006
language: en, fr, de
Pour changer un peu, mon tour 2003 s'est fait en groupe, avec véhicule d'accompagnement et tout le matériel pour camper. Au programme: de grands et beaux cols.
Zur Abwechslung wurde meine 2003er Tour in einer Gruppe gefahren, mit Begleit-Fahrzeug und Camping-Material. Auf dem Programm: grosse, schöne Pässe.
To change a bit, my tour 2003 was done in a group, with accompanying vehicle and camping stuff. On the programme: high, beautiful passes.
|Du Jura au Vercors
tour started June 2004, submitted 22 June 2006
language: fr, en, de
Du Jura Suisse au Vercors en passant par le Bugey et le massif de Chartreuse... mais une fin en queue de poisson.
|Zürich - Wien
tour started June 2005, submitted 3 June 2006
language: fr, de, en
De Zurich à Vienne, ou comment passer 30 cols petits et moyens en une semaine. Avec un peu de chance le tout par beau temps.
|From Basel to Vienna (1036 km in 6 days)
tour started September 2003, submitted 1 May 2006
My trip began in late September 2003, the company I had been working for had finally done me the favour and folded (August would have been nicer ) so this gave me the opportunity I was looking for to fulfil a dream and cycle over 1000km.
Like all good things if you want to accomplish something then you need to have a plan. Mine was to take me from Basel, over a couple of Mountain passes & up to the source of the Danube. Then from Donaueschingen following the path of the river riding through cities such as Ulm, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Krems and finally down to Vienna, 1036 km and as it happened 6 days later, a day quicker than I had expected.
|Tour of the Alps 2004
tour started 2004, submitted 22 April 2006
While the railway stayed mostly in tunnels, our road wound its way through short tunnels on our way to Flüelen at the end of the lake. It was along these cliffs that William Tell was said to have duped the Austrians, who had taken him captive and were returning by boat to their headquarters when a fierce storm arose.
Now with over 50 images.