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Switzerland Easygoing E-Bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Montreux to Lucerne

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,499 - $6,799 pp dbl occ

($2,100 for sgl occ)

Switzerland reaches alpine heights. Add in a splash of the country's colorful and flavorful heartland, and you have a pairing as perfect as wine and cheese. E-bike through sloping vineyards overlooking the Mont Blanc. Dip into fondue in the shadow of Gruyères Castle. From stately Lake Geneva to fairy-tale Lake Lucerne. French to German. Cities to villages. Try a sampling of Switzerland at your own sweet pace.

Switzerland Easygoing Bike Tour
Switzerland Easygoing Bike Tour


Start Montreux / End Lucerne

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Pedal against the backdrop of the Alps and ascend dramatic mountain ranges on scenic trains, funiculars and an exterior elevator to behold expansive views.

Immersive Travel
Discover Switzerland’s history and culture with visits to ancient cities and châlet-filled villages, tastings at cheese farms and stories of local traditions.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Vacation at grand castle-hotels with world-class spas and experience European hospitality at its finest with gourmet meals in decadent dining rooms.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Begin in Montreux and enjoy a short journey to the region of Gruyère, world-famous for its cheese | Visit the medieval hilltop town of Gruyères, admiring its historic castle and enchanting location | E-bike between wildflowers and forests in the protected nature park of Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut | Inviting chalets adorned with flowers and flags await in the town of Gstaad.

Exterior view of the Le Grand Bellevue
Le Grand Bellevue
| Premiere Hotel

Bright and tranquil chalet-inspired rooms offer luxurious, cozy furnishings with breathtaking alpine views. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3

Rolling hills and wooden bridges lead past grazing brown and white cows on a mellow ride through the Simmental Valley | Behold the bright-blue waters of Lake Thun and pause to take in its beauty | Climb to the top of Harder Kulm in a historic funicular and bask in the panoramic views | Cycle from the red tile roofs of Thun through the green pastures of Emmental Valley, the heartland of Swiss cheese | Indulge in the art and precision of crafting cheese on a visit to a local cheese farm.

Exterior view of Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
| Premiere Hotel

Classic, stately architecture is combined with chic, stylish décor at this historic hotel in the town of Interlaken. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Embark on a scenic train ride up to Brünig Pass, gently winding past hillside farmlands before a smooth bike ride down | Round Lake Lucerne and marvel at the tree-covered slopes that meet its glacial waters | Explore Lucerne’s medieval architecture and stone streets and a bridge laced with flowers | Hike a picturesque loop before riding up the towering Hammetschwand Elevator, the highest exterior elevator in Europe, and look out on the chain of mountaintops on the horizon.

Waldhotel Burgenstock
Waldhotel Bürgenstock
| Premiere Hotel

With a beautiful blend of warm wooden elements and local stone, the décor of this elegant property is as inviting as the hospitality.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The e-biking terrain on this trip varies from level to rolling. Most of our rides are on car-free bike paths; the Backroads support van will intersect with the routes at strategic points. Keep in mind that we'll be at high elevation, which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 17 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles | 2300
Cheese Farm Visit (1 hour)
Day 4
Level 1 | 12 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 1 | 16 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Lucerne Guided Tour (1 hour)
Day 6
Level 1 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Terrain & Shuttles

For the best riding in Switzerland, we've chosen a combination of small quiet roads and some unpaved bike paths with short stretches of limited van support. Our bikes are equipped with slightly wider tires to accommodate the path and trail surfaces. There are also some sections of urban cycling on busier roads at the end of most rides; you can always hop in the shuttle to skip these.

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