Cycle Touring in Switzerland (Paperback)

By Judith Forsyth, Neil Forsyth

Cicerone Press, 9781852845261, 263pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010



There is no other country in the world quite like Switzerland, and travel by bicycle gives you all the benefits of a slower pace of travel, together with the ability to see more of the country and its natural wonders. About 5000km of cycle routes are described in Switzerland, with sections in neighboring Austria, Germany and Italy. These range from gentle routes along rivers and lakesides to thigh-busting climbs over passes.The routes are mainly on superbly well-signposted dedicated cycle tracks and quiet roads, and can be linked to form tours of up to several weeks. The guide also includes information on Swiss traffic laws, equipment including bicycles, economical accommodation, travel to and within Switzerland, what to eat and drink whilst there, and short snippets of information useful to the touring cyclist that cannot easily be found elsewhere. This book is aimed not only at the pass-bagger, but also offers less exacting routes for the not-so-fit.