Lake Route

Montreux - Einsiedeln

The “Tour de Suisse” for electric bikes leads from Lake Geneva to Lake Constance through idyllic scenery, with one particular stretch between the Bernese Oberland and Lake Lucerne offering spectacular beauty.

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1st day:
Spiez–Meiringen (47 km): The parade of peaks reflected in Lake Thun is among the finest in Switzerland: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, a suitable backdrop for a glorious ride. The route mostly follows the southern shores of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, passing through Interlaken, the birthplace of Swiss tourism, and taking in sights such as the spectacular Giessbach Falls. At the end of the trail in Meiringen, reward yourself with the local sweet treat – meringues, which were invented here.

2nd day:
Meiringen–Sarnen (32 km): The big ascent comes right at the start: about 400 vertical metres up to the Brünig Pass at 1,008m, which links the Bernese Oberland with central Switzerland. Thanks to the motor on your electric bike, the climb is easy. From the summit, enjoy a thrilling ride down through a typical Prealpine landscape with scattered farms, still lakes and a strong sense of history, all the way to Sarnen. The best view of the village and lake is from the climb up to Langis – an easy ride by postbus.

3rd day:
Sarnen–Zug (60 km): On one side rises the Bürgenstock, on the other the Pilatus, while ahead of you lie the shimmering waters of Lake Lucerne. The route follows its meandering shores into the picture-postcard city of Lucerne, before crossing cherry country to reach historic Zug. Here, in the Old Town, take in the glory of Switzerland’s most beautiful sunset.

4th day:
Zug–Einsiedeln (46 km): A day of hills and highlights: from Lake Zug, the route climbs past the mysterious Höllgrotten caves to Lake Ägeri, before crossing the historic battlefield of Morgarten (1315) to reach Rothenthurm with its celebrated high moorland. The ride ends on a contemplative note, at the ornate monastery of Einsiedeln, with its famous and spectacularly ornate pilgrimage church, home to the “black Madonna”.

Highlights & tips

  • The Harder Kulm summit above Interlaken offers glorious views of the Bernese Alps and lakes
  • Historic and atmospheric, the Grandhotel Giessbach stands near the impressive Giessbach Falls
  • The Open-Air Museum, Ballenberg, displays centuries-old houses, living crafts and native animals
  • World-famous Lucerne charms visitors with its picturesque Old Town and breathtaking setting
  • Zug’s charming patisseries serve delicious local Kirschtorte, flavoured with Kirsch (cherry brandy)
  • The magnificent monastery of Einsiedeln is a historic place of pilgrimage on the Way of St James

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