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.