Cycling in Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreux

Cycling in Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreux

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comradespear
comradespear
6 posts
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Aug 27, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Hi

I'm a keen cyclists and have very good fitness and wanted to cycle up mountains close to Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreux.

Are there group rides that I can join? Which is the closest mountain to ride in reach of these cities?

What's the best option to rent a road bike?

Thanks in advance.

Arno
Arno
7720 posts
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Aug 27, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Hi comradespear,

I don't know of many group bike tours, but here are two from Interlaken:

These links might be helpful too:

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Aug 27, 2016 - 8:23 PM in reply to comradespear

Hi Comradespear-

Here are a couple of other links that you might find useful:

Excellent detailed topo map:

map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=ech&lang=en&bgLa yer=ch.swisstopo.pixel karte-farbe&layers=ch.bav.ha ltestellen-oev,ch.swisstopo.swiss tlm3d-wanderwege&layers_visi bility=false,true&X=21 2600.00&Y=664540.00&zo om=6

Explanation of trail colors - yellow, red, blue on the Swiss topo map:

www.alpenwild.com/stat icpage/trail-signs-in-the-swiss-alps/

Cycling:

www.mountainbikeland.c h/de/mountainbikeland. html

and-

www.veloland.ch/de/vel oland.html

When you are in /near Montreux, check out Rochers d'Naye,\. They run a fioot race up that one, or used to.

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/rochers-de-naye-viewpoint-above-montreux.html

www.montreuxlesrochers denaye.ch/

I googled "renting a bicycle in Switzerland and got a lot of hits.

Note that the SBB has bike rentals at train stations

Slowpoke

Last modified on Aug 27, 2016 - 9:11 PM by Slowpoke
comradespear
comradespear
6 posts
new member
Aug 27, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Thank you Arno and Slowpoke.

For example in Australia, lots of bike shops organise a local ride where it's typically 30-70km loop depending on the day. I wanted to join one of these rides if possible.

Do you know if any local bike shops organise rides in Lucerne, Interlaken or Montreux?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Aug 28, 2016 - 1:01 AM in reply to comradespear

Please check the links under a Google search for "renting a bicycle in Switzerland."

I thought I saw such offers as you seek, when I was skimming through links.

Who knows..... you might even find one that a speaks 'Strine. ;-)

Also- check the tourist info offices. The one I use all the time in Luzern is by track # 1 in the main station. They 're very knowledgeable.

Slowpoke..

Last modified on Aug 28, 2016 - 1:20 AM by Slowpoke
comradespear
comradespear
6 posts
new member
Aug 28, 2016 - 1:46 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Lol @ 'strine ... good one.

Will do more digging around... Thanks again mate :)

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