Ever felt like biking in Switzerland, but scared off by the many mountains that you’d need to bike up, before you could enjoy the long sweeping views on the downward journey?
SwitzerlandMobility (switzerlandmobility.ch) opens up 20,000km of routes to a new audience of hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers, inline skaters and canoeists. And in some areas, they offer e-bikes for rental, to help those who need help getting up those hills.
Switzerland Mobility offers complete service of accommodation, luggage transport, equipment rental and discounted public transport. (And a helpline, although that’s open only 12 hours, rather than 24 a day. But it is open seven days a week.)
The routes involved cater for all levels of fitness, from an easy lakeshore ride to the most difficult mountain-bike descent. Skate along the banks of the Rhine while your friends try to beat your time in canoes.
The Rhône, Rhine, Mittelland and Aare bike routes are all relatively flat. In addition, bike can be taken on a train and many buses, if the riders are getting a bit tired!
The Alpine Passes Tour, taking in eight passes with daily itineraries of 64-101km. Riders can also hire bikes (21-gear touring model, an eight-gear comfort bike, and mountain and racing bikes). Some locations have “e-bike flyers” available. These are conventional bikes with hub gears, but an electric motor to give a boost when the rider needs it, allowing them to get up many of Switzerland’s hills with relative ease.
Planning a trip to Switzerland? Check out their website today!
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