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Intro

The Lakes Route takes you on a trip right across picture-postcard Switzerland. From Lac Léman to the Bodensee, passing 10 larger and smaller lakes and offering stunning views over water in the Alps and Alpine foothills.

Description

Seven lakes, rustic valleys, traditional villages: the journey leads up hill and down dale – a joy for e-bikers – right across the typical image of Switzerland. From Lake Geneva to the Gruyères where the fabled Cailler chocolate com- petes with the legendary Swiss cheese. From fashionable Gstaad to the dream- like setting of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Through fabulous panoramic views over the Brünig to Lake Lucerne, to Lucerne itself and then on to the pilgrim village of Einsiedeln. Finally, the route follows along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen to the expanse of the Rhine valley and on the Direttissima to Lake Constance.

Highlights


  • Montreux, the new Modern Times Museum Chaplin’s World
  • Gstaad, detour to the much vaunted Lauenensee
  • Brienz, Ballenberg Open-Air Museum
  • Einsiedeln, monastery and Black Madonna
  • Werdenberg, castle and village with its medieval timber houses and population of 60
  • Rorschach, picturesque harbour town on the shores of Lake Constance

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Montreux Riviera
Destination
Rorschach
Direction
One way
Ascent
6000 m
Descent
6000 m
Distance
510 km
Distance on tarred ways
459 km
Distance on natural surface
51 km
Multiday route
10 days
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Medium
Elevation profile
6000Meter ascents
6000Meter descents
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Theme
Along Water, Over a pass
Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/veloland/route9

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Map

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Quick Facts

Route number

No. 9
Stages: 10

Distance

510 km

Ascent

6000 m