Switzerland En liberté

Stop the clock

While the Swiss have been telling us the exact time for centuries, they also know how to take time to enjoy life. This trip invites you to follow their lead and learn how to stop the clock and savour the moment. Starting from Interlaken, the view of the Jungfrau and its many paragliders from the Höheweg Promenade will be indelibly etched in your memory. From here, you will cycle through Oberwald and Brig, where the baroque-style Stockalper Castle is worth a stop, not to mention the remarkably well-preserved medieval town of Sion. During the second half of the trip, you will bike in in an counterclockwise direction along the north shore of Lac Léman to visit the popular cities of Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva. And before time runs out, take a minute to savour the Valais region’s famous chocolate, fondue and wines!

En liberté formula: a more flexible adventure
Before your departure, as for our other formulas, we plan everything: transportation, accommodations, meals and, of course, our exclusive itineraries. Once at your destination, however, you have more freedom organizing your day.

The En liberté bike trip experience is designed for independent cyclists on the route. By opting for this formula, without a guide or relief vehicle, you will receive all the information you need to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, as well as the daily itineraries. The latter propose routes of interest around certain stopover cities, chosen for their offer of services and their accommodations. The En liberté formula - a different kind of adventure that still has the Vélo Québec Voyages touch.

Travelling En liberté means...
  • Being able to choose your departure date mainly between May and September;
  • Travelling as a couple or a family, with your work colleagues or your cycling club;
  • Relying on a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people. This representative will ensure the success of your trip and advise you on your route choices.


Departure date of your choice
> Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $2,895
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 12 days / 11 nights
Level of difficulty: 4

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day




Day 1 - Rendez-vous in Bâle-Mulhouse airport and transfer to Interlaken (1hr45).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route around Thoune Lake via Därligen, Spiez, Thoune, Merligen (50 km).
Day 3 - Ferry between Interlaken and Brienz and transfer to Oberwald (58 km).
Day 4 - Oberwald, Münster, Grafschaft, Mühlebach, Grengiols, Mörel, Brig (47 km).
Day 5 - Brig, Raron, Gampel, Varen, Sierre, Sion (62 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route via Grône, Chalais, Sierre, St-Léonard  (38 km).
Day 7 - Sion, Riddes, Dorenaz, Collenges, Saint-Maurice, Massongex, Noville, Villeneuve, Montreux (74 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route via Blonay, Châtel-St-Denis, Vevey. Optional looped route via Ecoteau, Bossonnens, Attalens (34 à 47 km).
Day 9 - Montreux, Lausanne, Morges, Rolle, Nyon, Versoix, Geneva (92 km).
Day 10 - Free day.
Day 11 - Transfer from Geneva to Lyon (1hr40)
Day 12 - Transfer to Lyon airport.
Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 12 nights in three to four star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 12 breakfasts and 2 evening meals;
  • ferry and transfer on day 3;
  • transfer from Geneva to Lyon on day 11;
  • baggage transportation between stopover cities (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • a plan of bike routes in the form of GPX data and paper maps;
  • information to ensure that the trip goes smoothly: contact details and phone numbers of the carriers at destination, bike stores, phone number in case of an emergency, etc.;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge from January 1st, 2019;
  • presence of a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people.

Not included: overseas air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle; equipment, such as a bicycle; the presence of a guide; mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle; costs of a mechanical or physical mishap.

Start/Finish: Bâle-Mulhouse airport / Lyon airport

The land portion price indicated is for double occupancy. For further information, including the possibility of reserving a flight, please contact us.
 



Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.