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Basel to Lugano Self-guided Cycling Tour 8-day Level 2

  • 8days
  • Switzerland

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Self-guided 8-day Basel to Lugano 

The North-South Route connects two of the most beautiful cities of Switzerland. It starts at the tripoint in Basel and crosses the Jura mountains to Lucerne. On it goes through central Switzerlandand up towards the Gotthard pass. Then you roll past the castles of Bellinzona and continue up to Monte Ceneri with a marvellous view of Lago Maggiore. The last kilometres take you on quiet roads to the sparkling waters of Lago di Lugano.

Tour Character: Level 2

Challenging in the beginning in the hills of Jura and smooth during the ride through the Mittelland and past Lake Lucerne. Uphill from Amsteg towards the pass and downhill over the cobblestones of Tremola road. Some traffic around the urban centres. 

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3* hotels, (4* hotel on Gotthardpass)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Shipping Beckenried – Flüelen (bicycle included)
  • Guide book Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day service hotline

Not included in the Tour:

  • Public transport during the tour Göschenen - Andermatt
  • Public transport during the tour Cadenazzo – Rivera-Bironico
  • Tourist tax, if due
  • Tickets for bikes on the train Cadenazzo - Rivera - Bironico and Bioggio-Molinazzo-Lugano (return) appox. 5 CHF 

Notes:

  • Cheap park and ride parking at the airport Basel-Mulhouse
  • Return journey by train from Locarno to Basel, approx. 3.5 – 4.5hrs
  • Departure Daily
  • Extra nights upon request

If you would like to rent a bike (135 CHF) or e-bike (269 CHF) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

(2023 PRICES) If you would like to rent a bike (149 CHF) or e-bike (285 CHF) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Basel

    The day is yours to explore.

  • Day 2

    Basel – Aarau, approx. 55km

    Basel, Liestal and the Ergolztal: a bustling, self-confident agglomeration. In contrast, tranquility and charming countryside in the Baselbiet Jura. On through Aargau's Jurapark hills, followed by a racy descent down the southern Jura slopes to Aarau.

  • Day 3

    Aarau – Luzern, approx. 55km

    From Aarau the way leads to the idyllic Suhrental river valley with views of the Alps spotted south and Jura chain north. Through rich orchards and fertile fields alongside Lake Sempach, this stage finally takes you to Lucerne.

  • Day 4

    Luzern – Amsteg, approx. 50km

    The Vierwaldstättersee is one of Switzerland’s largest and most beautiful lakes. Its many arms link the Mittelland and Alps. When the fierce föhn wind blows, the lake reveals its wilder side! The Urnerland, an incessant, nervously pulsating transit corridor.

  • Day 5

    Amsteg - Gotthardpass, approx. 30km

    The trip continues through the canton of Uri where the wild Reuss plunges down through the Schöllenenschlucht gorge, subdued only by sheer mountain walls and the Teufels Brücke (Devil’s Bridge). If by horse, by train or by car. Everyone always wanted and still want to cross the Gotthard southwards.

  • Day 6

    Gotthardpass – Bellinzona, approx. 80km

    The Leventina has been a transit corridor since ancient times. The further south, the milder the climate. An easy ride along the waters of the Ticino, soon passing chestnut trees and vineyards. Bellinzona, called "La Turrita" because of its many castles.

  • Day 7

    Bellinzona – Lugano, ca. 70km

    You cycle to Cadenazzo and take the train up to Rivera Bironico. From Monte Ceneri a clear view of the Piano di Magadino vegetable fields and Lago Maggiore. Lago di Luganos’ picture-postcard beauty marks the end of this tour.

  • Day 8

    Departure or extension

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jun 17 2023 Jun 24 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 18 2023 Jun 25 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 19 2023 Jun 26 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 20 2023 Jun 27 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 21 2023 Jun 28 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 22 2023 Jun 29 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 23 2023 Jun 30 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 24 2023 Jul 01 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 25 2023 Jul 02 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 26 2023 Jul 03 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 27 2023 Jul 04 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 28 2023 Jul 05 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 29 2023 Jul 06 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jun 30 2023 Jul 07 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 01 2023 Jul 08 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 02 2023 Jul 09 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 03 2023 Jul 10 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 04 2023 Jul 11 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 05 2023 Jul 12 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 06 2023 Jul 13 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 07 2023 Jul 14 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 08 2023 Jul 15 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 09 2023 Jul 16 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 10 2023 Jul 17 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 11 2023 Jul 18 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 12 2023 Jul 19 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 13 2023 Jul 20 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 14 2023 Jul 21 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 15 2023 Jul 22 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 16 2023 Jul 23 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 17 2023 Jul 24 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 18 2023 Jul 25 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 19 2023 Jul 26 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 20 2023 Jul 27 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 21 2023 Jul 28 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 22 2023 Jul 29 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 23 2023 Jul 30 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 24 2023 Jul 31 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 25 2023 Aug 01 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 26 2023 Aug 02 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 27 2023 Aug 03 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 28 2023 Aug 04 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 29 2023 Aug 05 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 30 2023 Aug 06 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Jul 31 2023 Aug 07 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 01 2023 Aug 08 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 02 2023 Aug 09 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 03 2023 Aug 10 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 04 2023 Aug 11 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 05 2023 Aug 12 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 06 2023 Aug 13 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 07 2023 Aug 14 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 08 2023 Aug 15 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 09 2023 Aug 16 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 10 2023 Aug 17 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 11 2023 Aug 18 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 12 2023 Aug 19 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 13 2023 Aug 20 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 14 2023 Aug 21 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 15 2023 Aug 22 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 16 2023 Aug 23 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 17 2023 Aug 24 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 18 2023 Aug 25 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 19 2023 Aug 26 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 20 2023 Aug 27 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 21 2023 Aug 28 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 22 2023 Aug 29 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 23 2023 Aug 30 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 24 2023 Aug 31 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 25 2023 Sep 01 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 26 2023 Sep 02 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 27 2023 Sep 03 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 28 2023 Sep 04 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 29 2023 Sep 05 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 30 2023 Sep 06 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Aug 31 2023 Sep 07 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Sep 01 2023 Sep 08 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Sep 02 2023 Sep 09 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Sep 03 2023 Sep 10 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Sep 04 2023 Sep 11 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Sep 05 2023 Sep 12 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Sep 06 2023 Sep 13 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Sep 07 2023 Sep 14 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Sep 08 2023 Sep 15 2023 10 Single rooms 1,700€
Double rooms 1,285€
Sep 09 2023 Sep 16 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 10 2023 Sep 17 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 11 2023 Sep 18 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 12 2023 Sep 19 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 13 2023 Sep 20 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 14 2023 Sep 21 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 15 2023 Sep 22 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 16 2023 Sep 23 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 17 2023 Sep 24 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 18 2023 Sep 25 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 19 2023 Sep 26 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 20 2023 Sep 27 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 21 2023 Sep 28 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 22 2023 Sep 29 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 23 2023 Sep 30 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€
Sep 24 2023 Oct 01 2023 10 Single rooms 1,610€
Double rooms 1,195€

Car rental in Switzerland

If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.

Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.

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