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One week bicycle trip in Switzerland

With my sister we wanted to discover a little bit our own country. So we decided to take our two bikes well equipped and to do one week trip trough Switzerland.

by manonrachelAbout Me:Hi! My name is Manon and I live in Geneva, in the French part of Switzerland. I really enjoy travelling and every time that I have the opportunity I do so. I am used to travel mostly in Europe but I also travelled a little bit in Latina Am... read more

EuropeSwitzerland2 days / July 2018

Highs & Lows

The beautiful lakes around Switzerland

The camping is nice but not that confortable and my back was hurting a lot.

Itinerary Overview

With my sister we decided to prepare for a one week bicycle trip in the German part of Switzerland following “la route du cœur”. We wanted to do it as cheap as possible. So we decided to do wild camping each time we could and cook our own meal with a gaz stove.

We took the train with our two heavy bicycle and get off in Thun. We went then to Saudlauen to visit the grottes and to have a amazing view on the Thun, Lake.

Then we continue a little bit further than Thun to find a place to sleep. We put our tente  on a colline next to a road but in a really quiet place because we were to tired to find a better place. The day after we understood that we took the wrong path and that a neighbor offered us to take a shower in it’s house we finally fund our way to go to Burgdorf.

We visited this small village and then find a farm where they rented place of camping and spent de night there.

We then went to a village where there is an Emmental factory and visit it. Then we headed to Wilisau, Lucern, Zug and finally Zürich to take the train back to Geneva after a storm in Zug which got our stuff wet.

  • 1 Night: Thun
    See the surfers on the Aare river!
  • 1 Night: Lucerne
    It's a romantic city with is beautiful bridge and lake

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I should have checked my bike thoroughly before setting off as it had a problem with the gears.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    The night we slept in Zug a storm broke out and all our belongings and our tent were soaked. Fortunately we were very lucky as a farmer came and offered us to spend the night at his place. We accepted of course. The next day we left with a basket of plums from his farm. I will never forget his kindness and warm welcome despite his precarious farm.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Prepare your belongings thoroughly. Take biodegradable soap so that you can wash in the lakes and rivers and also take long spoons so that you can refresh yourself if a water source is not nearby. And take only the essentials so you don't gain extra weight on your bike.

  • Packing tips?

    If you want to do a bicycle trip, don't forget to pack some special shorts for you butt. Because it will hurt like hell!

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