Bike Tour Through Mountainous Country Roads To Lake Lucerne
The scenic drive to Engelberg is one to behold, but riding a bike (mostly downhill) back down to Lake Lucerne is an experience you will never forget. Riding on the bike allows you to, not just view the sites but to experience the sites. The first 3 miles are on the main road (Switzerland is very bike friendly) and then we ride along a mountain river through the valley back to Lake Lucerne. We will stop as often as you like to take in the majestic views, take photos, get refreshments, or simply take in the surrounding beauty and rest. Along the way we pass historical sites such as a 17th century manor house and a 400 year Höchhus (historic house), "a truly majestic example of a Central Swiss manor house".
Ascent - 50 m (165 feet)
Descent - 600 m (1970 feet)
Time on Bike - Avg 1 1/2 (not including stops)
Fitness Level - Easy - But you should be comfortable on a bike and riding on roads with cars (mostly the first and miles)
We will meet at the Lucerne train station and take a 40-minute train ride up to a mountain village nestled in the Alps where we will pick up our bikes. We can start the ride off by visiting a 12th-century monastery and the Showcase Cheese Factory, where you can watch them making cheese and pick up snacks for the ride.
The First 4 miles we will ride along the main street where we will turn off and follow back country roads following a mountainous river back to Lake Lucerne. Along the way, we can stop as often as you like to take photographs, buy snacks or simply enjoy a little time soaking in majestic surroundings.
Once we are back to Lake Lucerne we will take a 20-minute train ride back to Lucerne
* If you want a work out we can do this trip in reverse, or ride both ways.
** E-bikes are available at an extra cost. Contact me for a quote
*** Contact me for other biking options (different routes, off road, trail, mountain bike) in Switzerland.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet under the historical arch in front of the Lucerne train station.
End location: We will end the day in the Lucerne train station.
Duration: 6 hours
Train & Bikes Rentals
Bike rentals vary from city bikes to hardtail mountain bikes. E-Bikes and full suspension bikes are available at an extra cost. Contact me for a special quote.
My time and services as your guide, route planning and making reservations.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 CHF - If you want to buy something to eat and drink during the ride.
Bike Rentals - Up to 55 CHF.
Train Tickets - 30 CHF
Depending on which Travel passes you have the prices may be less. I will be more than happy to help you decide which travel pass best suits your needs while you are in Switzerland.
Souvenirs, snacks and drinks are also extra