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Cycle Touring in Switzerland By Neil Forsyth

Cycle Touring in Switzerland

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This guidebook describes nine Swiss National cycle routes including three difficult Alpine Star tours. The numbered National (R) routes are signposted, and include the Jura, Rhone, Rhine, Engadine and Bernese Oberland. Routes range from gentle three day rides to strenuous routes for the experienced cyclist.

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Cycle Touring in Switzerland: 9 Swiss National cycle routes including 3 Alpine Star tours by Neil Forsyth

A guidebook to nine cycling tours for road and touring bikes, based on Switzerland's national cycle routes. Not only does Switzerland hold many of Europe's highest mountains, glaciers and azure lakes but there is also a wonderful 3300km national Swiss cycling network. Between 1998 and 2006 40 million CHF was invested in cycle routes, planning and signposting. The design philosophy is to guide cyclists onto quiet roads and cycleways (unpaved), and the signing means you don't have to spend the whole time looking at maps or a GPS! This book is aimed at experienced cyclists who wish to go to Switzerland to test themselves and their bikes, and new cyclists who would like to ride amid exhilarating scenery, but without much sweat and certainly no tears. The nine national routes are described, followed by a series of tours radiating from Interlaken and finally in the Alpine Star, a trio of tours for the very fit.

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About Neil Forsyth


Since the early 1980s, Judith and Neil have explored much of southern Germany, eastern France and Switzerland by bicycle, including crossing the Alps from Heidelberg to Brissago on Lago Maggiore. They are both very fond of Switzerland, especially its superbly laid out and signposted cycle routes.

Table of Contents


Contents Introduction An overview of the routes How to use this guide Staying Alive: Safety and route finding Getting there and getting about Money What to take Landscape Weather Accommodation Food and drink Notes on the tables The Routes 1 The Rhone Route, R1 2 The Rhein Route, based on R2 3 The North-South Route, based on R3 4 The Alpine Panorama Route, R4 5 The Mittelland Route, R5 6 An Engadine Circuit, and beyond, based on R6 7 The Jura Route, R7 8 The Aare Route, based on R8 9 The Lakes Route, R9 10 The Berner Oberland 11 The Alpine Star Appendix 1 Useful websites and information sources Appendix 2 Recommended accommodation Appendix 3 Glossary of cycling terms

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GOR002054471
Cycle Touring in Switzerland: 9 Swiss National cycle routes including 3 Alpine Star tours by Neil Forsyth
Neil Forsyth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cicerone Press
2008-04-15
272
1852845260
9781852845261
N/A
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