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|Nationale Routen 7 und 9 von Veloland Schweiz August 2016
tour started August 2016, submitted 27 November 2016
language: de, en, nl
Route 7 und 9 von "Veloland Schweiz", mit ein paar Abweichungen.
|Rund um den Napf (CH)
tour started May 2016, submitted 27 November 2016
language: de, en, nl
Die Wetteraussichten für die nächsten 4 Tage versprechen kein Regen aber viel Sonne. Eine ideale Ausgangslage für eine Frühlingsfahrt. Dieses Jahr steht eine Umrundung vom Napf auf meinen Wunschzettel, ausgehend vom Camping Mauensee.
|From lake Geneva to lake Constance
tour started June 2015, submitted 14 July 2015
language: en, de, nl
We want to ride the National Route no.5 of Velo-Land-Switzerland (There are 9 different routes throughout Switzerland.)
|The "Herzroute" from Lausanne to Zug (Switzerland)
tour started June 2013, submitted 8 August 2013
language: en, nl, de
To start our bike season, we want to cycle the "Route 99" from Lausanne to Zug in Switzerland, called the "Herzroute".
We had to wait a long time due to the miserable spring weather.
Eventually, on 21 June 2013, the longest day of the year, we take the train to Lausanne in the afternoon, so we can begin the journey early next morning.
|From Geneva to Interlaken on the Alpine Lake Route
tour started June 2012, submitted 2 January 2013
language: en, fr
A 3-day, 250-km bike and train ride on the Lake Road in Switzerland, from Geneva to Interlaken
|Radtour um das Gotthardmassiv
tour started June 2003, submitted 25 January 2012
Eine Rundfahrt über fünf Pässe rund um das Gotthardmassiv in 4 Tagesetappen über 276 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 33 und 103 Kilometern
|Radtour Bodensee - Genfer See (Querpass)
tour started July 2009, submitted 25 January 2012
Eine Fahrradtour vom Bodensee zum Genfer See in 7 Tagesetappen über 401 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 33 und 87 Kilometern
|An autumn tour through West-Switzerland
tour started September 2011, submitted 10 October 2011
language: en, de, nl
The weather forecasts are good for the next few days, although the sky is now still overcasted. My tour to the western part of Switzerland begins in Bremgarten AG. The farther I cycle to the west, the more the sun shines through the clouds.....
|Switzerland 2011 (German and French Switzerland)
tour started July 2011, submitted 2 August 2011
A bicycle trip along some Switzerland lakes, from Luzern to Lausanne.
|My Rominger Classic Tours
tour started May 1998, submitted 28 July 2011
Time to report my Rominger Classic tours. Very well organized. An enjoyable ride! I would do it again, if I would be younger... Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!
|Cycling in Switzerland
tour started September 2009, submitted 14 December 2010
Without any doubt Switzerland is a very scenic country. The lakes and the mountains are very picturesque with the sound of cow bells in the background. If you are lucky you might even hear the enormous Alpine horn!
|Swiss Alpine passes with an E-Bike, Sept./Oct.2010
tour started September 2010, submitted 7 November 2010
language: en, de, nl
I want to find out if I can surmount higher passes with my e-bike as the passes I made in Corsica last May. Therefore, I cycle a few passes in the Swiss Alps on some beautiful days in September/October.
|Svizzera, Agosto 2000
tour started August 2000, submitted 22 July 2010
A short tour in German Switzerland
|Svizzera, Agosto 2001
tour started August 2001, submitted 22 July 2010
Some lakes, and the great capital: Bern
|Svizzera, Agosto 2002
tour started August 2002, submitted 22 July 2010
The Appenzell region, and the great lake of Bodensee
|Svizzera, Luglio 2003
tour started July 2003, submitted 22 July 2010
The fresh Jura, the great north of Switzerland
|Svizzera 2005 (Svizzera Tedesca e Francese)
tour started July 2005, submitted 22 July 2010
The wonderful Jura, the beautiful lake of Ginevra, the great land of lakes.
|Svizzera 2010 (Svizzera Tedesca)
tour started July 2010, submitted 21 July 2010
This year I made a tour in German language Switzerland. This reportage is completed with some photo that illustrate how to having fun in this wonderful country
|Svizzera 2009 (Da Como a Ginevra, per l'anniversario di Calvino)
tour started July 2009, submitted 21 July 2010
This is a tour in French Switzerland, from Como to Ginevra... this is Calvino anniversary!
|Rhone from Visp to Lake Geneva
tour started 2008, submitted 27 May 2010
This time we're already in a foursome. I am with my three children. The youngest is 10 years old Agatha. We drive along the Pennine Alps. In addition to biking trails great mountain tours - Zermatt with Matterhorn and Chamonix with Mont Blanc. Travel of dreams.
|Svizzera centrale: da Berna a Lucerna (from Bern to Luzern)
tour started July 2008, submitted 18 February 2010
La regione che si trova subito a nord delle Alpi svizzere è ricca di laghi, grandi e piccoli. Agli estremi si trovano i due bacini piú grandi, il lago Lemano a sudovest e il lago di Costanza (Bodensee) a nordest, che segnano anche i confini naturali del vasto altipiano e della stessa Confederazione, dal cantone di Ginevra a San Gallo.
Il percorso che attraversa la Svizzera centrale si snoda fra questi estremi restando ai margini del grande altopiano, e tocca buona parte dei laghi posti alle pendici della catena alpina, all'incirca fra Thun e Walenstadt, attraversando anche alcuni centri maggiori come Berna, Thun, Lucerna, Zugo, Zurigo, Rapperswil: siamo nel cuore della Svizzera, dove si trovano i cosiddetti cantoni primitivi.
Finché si resta sulle sponde dei laghi il percorso non presenta particolari difficoltà, anzi è spesso pianeggiante; d'altra parte siamo ancora in un territorio segnato dalle Alpi, quindi capita che ci si trovi a dover superare qualche dislivello o passo alpino (è il caso del Brünig fra Meiringen e Sachseln).
Ho suddiviso il tracciato in due parti: la prima da Berna a Lucerna (circa 160 chilometri da percorrere in due giorni, con sosta a Meiringen), la seconda da Lucerna a Rapperswil (100 km , percorso di una giornata). Questo è il resoconto della prima tappa.
|Basel to the Lower Engadine
tour started June 2008, submitted 9 November 2009
A six day ride across Switzerland from Basel to Zernez in the Lower Engadine, taking in some of the easier passes including the Glaubenbielen Pass, the Pragel Pass, the Wolfgang Pass and the Fluela Pass.
|Autumn excursion from Geneva to St. Margrethen 2009
tour started September 2009, submitted 13 October 2009
The weather forecast for the next week looks promising, so I decide to take the train to Geneva, and start a cycle tour crossing Switzerland diagonally till St. Margrethen (at the Austrian border).
|Bishorn e dintorni
tour started March 2009, submitted 24 June 2009
A 9 day bicycle tour through Switzerland, originating from a ski climb to a 4000 m peak. Here is how it works: you go around by bicycle and, from time to time, your friends reach you to perform some ski ascent together. It is understood that the whole mountaineering gear is carried by them!
|Along the Rhone from Visp to Montreaux
tour started August 2008, submitted 26 February 2009
The aim was not only to overcome the cycle route, but also to hold a mountain of interesting excursions. We are four persons: Agata (10lat), Ania (16), Krzysztof (22) and me, father siblings.
Website is in Polish, but it has a google translator. It is written in simple language. Try to understand all in your native language.
|Ice Princess 1963 - The Big Freeze of 1963
tour started 1963, submitted 18 December 2008
The winter of 1963 brought the longest cold spell to central Europe in a many years, freezing the landscape deeper than it had in 100 years. Realizing that such weather probably would not occur again in my lifetime, if ever, I decided to do more than read about frozen lakes and deep frost [...] The ice was glassy smooth here [in Zürich], the sun and warmth from the city having melted the surface during the warmest part of the day. I walked down onto the lake and mounted my bicycle carefully. From having ridden on snow packed streets, I was aware that the best gear was the highest (50-13) to prevent undesired wheelspin that could dump me onto the ice. Traction would have been even poorer had it not been -20 Celsius.
|All round Switzerland
tour started August 2008, submitted 21 October 2008
language: en, nl, de
From 28 August to 08 September 2008 I surrounded Switzerland.
A varied tour of flat country side to hills and Alpine passes.
tour started September 2007, submitted 15 March 2008
After a year's sabbatical from bicycle touring we could not wait to get back in the saddle. After researching our options and spending countless hours on various countries' Web sites, we decided on Switzerland because of the beauty of the country and their national cycling routes. We were not disappointed.
The most difficult part was eliminating routes. Not being able to make up our minds, we decided to do a little of everything - lakes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, national forests and rolling green pastures with ubiquitous Swiss cows and their bells.
Our journal includes lots of photos along with a daily log and an equipment list.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Tour of the Alps 2005
tour started June 2005, submitted 1 January 2006
The Axenstrasse is noted for its rugged cliffs that drop steeply to the dark green lake. The Gotthard railway lies below the road near the water, mostly in tunnels, while the road wound its way through short tunnels on the way to Flüelen in the Reuss valley. The Axenstrasse can best be appreciated from a bicycle with its view of towering snow capped peaks above the lake.
|Tandemtour von den Bergen in die Stadt
tour started September 2003
Nachdem ich schon mit Heidrun eine kleine Alpentour gemacht hatte, waren nun auch meine Söhne Bernhard und Ulrich damit an der Reihe. Weil Bernhard mit seinem eigenen Fahrrad fahren würde, suchten wir uns eine Route aus, die schöne Aussichten auf die Alpen bietet, aber doch nicht die großen Pässe enthält. Merkwürdigerweise gibt es zwischen Zürich und dem Rheintal bei Sargans ein Tal, das über gar keine Paßhöhe zu verlaufen scheint, sondern zwischen den Bergen hindurch auf fast konstanter Höhe bleibt. Vom Zug aus sah dieses Tal nun auch noch immer recht schön aus und da bot es sich an, von Chur aus in dieser Richtung zu fahren. Der Ursprung dieses Tals war wohl einmal ein Gletscherverlauf im Rheintal, der sich während der Eiszeit bei Sargans teilte. Natürlich waren auch Überlegungen im Raum, vielleicht auch den einen oder anderen Paß zu überqueren, aber letztlich entschieden wir uns doch für eine einfache Strecke.
|Tandemtour über die Alpen
tour started August 2003
So eine diffuse Idee war also schon geboren, irgendwie von Chur über den Oberalppaß und den Gotthardpaß nach Airolo oder so zu fahren. Der spannende Teil war nun, wie man das Tandem hinbekommt. Natürlich nehmen in der Schweiz fast alle Züge Fahrräder mit, aber es gibt oft dafür solche Haken im Eingangsbereich der Wagen, die sich für Tandems weniger eignen als für normale Fahrräder. Aber man kann es ja versuchen, notfalls hätten wir kurzfristig umdisponiert.
|Around Switzerland by bike
tour started 2003
Cycling Switzerland's National Bike Routes, from the high Alps to mountain lakes, rivers and medieval towns with painted houses.
It was months since my knee surgery but when I mentioned bike touring in Switzerland to my orthopedist, he immediately said, ``No pedaling up long hills.''
|Crossing the Swiss Alps
tour started August 2001
With the experiences of 5 tours to the High-Tatras and two cycletours in Austria and Slovenia, in the year 2001 with joining to the holiday of my parents I tried to cross the swiss Alps. The startpoint was a small village Champoussin, situated 1575m high not too far from the Lake Leman. [...] On my first cycletour I biked to France through the not too high, but steep Col de la Forclaz. This pass are usually compared to the famous climb, Alpe d.Huez, because of their comparable steepness and long. Before that time I hadn.t seen the Mont Blanc, so I found amazing the huge mass of snow. [...] (1st training-tour: 171 km + 3741 m height-diff.) On my second cycletour . thanks for the warmer weather . I took sight at the 2469m high Col du Grand Saint Bernard, at the border between Switzerland and Italy. [...] On the last 7-8 km I met with a guy from Netherlands who cycled up with a bike with about 30 kg pack. [...] The tour ended with an almost 2 hour long climb that I got used to two days before. My parents were waiting for me with a warm soup and a delicious supper. (2nd training tour: 173 km + 3371m height-diff.)
|Brig to Brig using the Lotschberg tunnel
tour started August 1998
A long and wide bend on the left takes you into the last 10 kms. quite demanding both beacuse you already are on the climb from 17 km. and because during last 10 Km the average slope is > 7% and there are two flat stretches... After an harpin on the right you meet a tunnel (slope > 11%) that bicycles avoid on the right with a nice route (100 mt. are on pave') coasting some gorge that free climbers use for their training. You see the dam of first lake and you know you'll have to go up there: a set of bends help you on gaining altitude and finally you coast the lake at your right with its peculiar colour. Use the stretch along the lake to rest and don't be deceived by the the fact that you clearly see the [Grimsel]pass not so far.
|Swiss Tour '98
tour started August 1998
language: en, de
In August 1998 I've made a cycling tour through the Swiss Alps. To start, my friend Rübe (Turnip) also known as Percus and I rode from Freiburg in Germany to Lugano, which is nearly Italy. From there I continued to Geneva (nearly France), where I caught up with my sister who lives there. Finally I went North to ride in the Jura mountains.
Im August 1998 habe ich eine Radtour durch die Schweizer Alpen gemacht. Mein Freund Rübe auch Percus genannt und ich sind von Freiburg im Breisgau bis nach Lugano (fast schon Italien) gefahren. Von da an bin ich dann alleine nach Genf weitergefahren, wo ich meine dort lebende Schwester besucht habe. Zum Abschluß bin ich dann nordwärts in den Jura gefahren.
|Look, Ma! No Brakes! A Tour of the Berner Oberland
tour started 1998
It is a general rule of cycling that all hills basically just go up. Once you have gone to all the trouble of climbing a b-I-g hill on your bicycle, however, you should enjoy the luxury of the wind blasting past and a downhill run unimpeded by the need for brakes. But in Switzerland's Bernese Oberland, on some downhill rides it is hard to determine whether the source of all that screaming is the brakes or you. [...] the Bernese Oberland boasts beautiful lakes, picturesque villages and, of course, the magnificent Swiss Alps. Here are the Big Three, all stunning jagged granite peaks--the Eiger, the Jungfrau and the Mönch.
One of the great undiscovered pleasures of European travel is bicycle touring in Switzerland. The scenery is glorious, the roads perfectly-kept and superbly marked. The country is small enough to cover a lot of ground in a short time and there are excellent maps available. The trip can be a strenuous climb through bare mountains or a relaxing roll through alpine meadows.