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Highlights
  • Fresh alpine air amid glaciers, meadows and impossibly blue lakes
  • Pedal and stroll through archetypal Swiss villages with cheery wooden chalets
  • Cross sparkling Lake Thun on a historic paddleboat
  • Embrace your inner kid on a Trotti Bike push scooter
  • Decadent raclette, fondue, apple strudel, local wines...give into temptation!

Escape with us to greener pastures, where waterfalls tumble and soft-eyed cows graze. Where alpine lakes dazzle you with outrageous shades of blue and gondolas carry you within yodeling distance of glaciated peaks. And where a fine day's ride or hike brings the reward of hearty cuisine and gracious hospitality in truly spectacular surroundings. You'll even sleep in the shadow of Eiger's north face. And somehow, you won't quite believe what you see. An altitude-induced mirage? Just another moment of alpine bliss in Switzerland.

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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
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Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip.
https://vimeo.com/97188922 Biking in Netherlands, May 2014

https://vimeo.com/97536546 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Itinerary

Day 1: Savor fresh mountain air amid glaciers, meadows and pristine lakes

Commute the Swiss way: by chairlift! Hike on a ridge above Lake Oeschinen, its crystal waters surrounded by limestone cliffs capped with snowy peaks and hanging glaciers Ready for a cold beer or cup of cocoa? Refreshment awaits at a traditional alpine hut.

Day 2: Decadent raclette and fondue paired with regional wines

From cheerful flower-laden chalets to milk cows adorned with leather collars and brass bells, the scenery is quintessentially Swiss as you pedal through a serene valley Ride past turquoise Lake Thun en route to Interlaken  Hop aboard a cogwheel train bound for Grindelwald  An alphorn serenade: music to a cow's ears and perhaps yours too.

Day 3: The famed Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau towering above the emerald-green landscape

Hike from First Peak to Bachalpsee, one of Switzerland's most beautiful lakes  Continue to the enclave of Bussalp or let loose on an exhilarating descent by Trotti bikes into Grindelwald Valley.

Day 4: Postcard-perfect Swiss villages

Pedal in the idyllic Lauterbrunnen Valley, home to more glacier-fed waterfalls than you can count  Be awed by the sight of magnificent Trummelbach Falls, set deep inside a slot canyon  Spin to beautiful Lake Brienz, then ferry to Giessbach.

Days 5-6: Explore the hidden Reichenbach Valley and marvel at the Rosenlaui Glacier and the Engelhörner Mountains

Hike to the top of Reichenbach Falls Amble along the shores of Lake Brienz to the charming town of Iseltwald.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 4,198

Price Per Day:

$ 700 per person
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 590
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
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Trip Includes
  • All meals except 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Internal Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Accommodation
Trip Excludes
  • International transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal Expenses
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Start City
Kandersteg
End City
Giessbach or Iseltwald
Cancellation Policy:

Number of days Prior to trip start (Per Person)

96+ days: Cancellation Fees is $200        

61-95 days will be 30%

31-60 days Cancellation Fees is 60%

0-30 days will be 100%

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