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Geneva Crown

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from US$322,66
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Satnam Sidhu wrote a review Sep 2021
Fresno, California15 contributions
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Review of: Geneva Crown
I rented a road Bike from Bike Switzerland and they gave me awesome Trek Madone road bike. Owner and staff was very friendly and helpful. Marc put me in a group ride 68 km from Geneva to Chaumont and back. It was a wonderful experience with the group and awesome guide. Highly recommend this business. I will do the complete tour with them in future.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Doug S wrote a review Sep 2021
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My wife and I had a wonderful bike tour of the Jura Mountains arranged by Bike Switzerland . The riding was truly spectacular, rolling hills, vibrant green pastures with interludes of forest. Roads are virtually traffic free and the scenery varied. It is so beautiful that we took hundreds of photos. Jura Mountains Tour should be on every cyclists list of places to experience. John, of BikeSwiterland.com , took care of all the details and was extremely responsive when we had questions. The hotels were all comfortable and the food was tasty and plentiful. Our day off in Basel was loaded with activities. We checked out the Tinguely Museum, the Beyler Museum and even did a float down the Rhine . The float was the highlight. Rent a winckelfisch dry bag, throw your clothes inside, and use it as a mini raft while you leisurely float down the river, along with throngs of locals. We look forward to signing up with BikeSwitzerland.com for another tour to explore a different part of Switzerland. Truly magnificent , the entire trip was utterly fantastic. Eva and Doug , California, USA
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Brad wrote a review Mar 2021
Colorado Springs, Colorado1 contribution
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My wife and I had an excellent 11-day tour across Switzerland. John and his very helpful crew of English-speaking staff took time to make us feel comfortable on our bikes and walked us through each day of the tour before taking us out for a drink at the bar across the street. We couldn't have asked for a better introduction. The trip itself was excellent...beautiful scenery, wonderful hotels, etcetera. We were able to use our cellphones and Bike Switzerland's personalized GPS program to keep track of our progress. The shop loaned us a few battery packs to keep our phones charged,. Upon our return to Geneva, the shop let us keep the bikes an exra day to do one of their Saturday club rides. I can't recommend highly enough.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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swazidj wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom21 contributions46 helpful votes
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Hired eBikes for the day. The guys at Bike Switzerland were so helpful and friendly. Will definitely be going back to hire bikes next time we are in Geneva. Great day out to the vineyards and visit to Domaine de Champvigny.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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jonbonrosie wrote a review Mar 2019
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
Last summer my wife and I took the independent "Lite Tour" to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. What a great decision that turned out to be! We had been looking for a tour that had the following elements: great hotels, fantastic scenery, more than 6 days of cycling and daily distances in the 50-70 km range. This tour met all of our expectations and more. Each of the hotels was unique in its own way, and most had gorgeous rooms and amenities. Even the stay on the 2nd last day in a monastery was surprising -- the room was large, modern, quiet and "saintly" (each room is named after a Saint). Each breakfast was a meal in itself, and set us up well for the day's journey. A GPS application on our phone (that did not use data) guided us on our way through the Swiss countryside, with no need to be flipping pages of maps or a booklet. Switzerland is such a beautiful country -- spectacular views of picturesque farms, lakes, rolling hills, farm animals and greenery. The days were just right -- we would reach our destination mid-to-late afternoon, and then have time for a swim or exploring the local environment. We also took the option of a "rest day" in the middle of the tour, which was really a hiking day through a beautiful forested area, followed by a gondola ride up to a hotel/farm basically on a mountainside. This was a good change of pace, and perfect for us because we like to walk a lot as well. Since we are in our mid-60s and not "mountain climbers" we were a bit worried about our ability to negotiate some of the hills. However, the route is really through rolling hills and not mountainous areas. Except for a very few spots (no more than 3-5) where we decided to walk our bikes where there were exceptionally steep inclines, we were able to complete the route without any problem. As noted, the scenery was spectacular. Many of the towns we visited had huge public swimming pools, which allowed us to cool off on some of the hotter days. We ate well without spending a fortune, which you can do if you just explore the area around your hotel. The luggage transportation worked flawlessly. The trip starts and ends in a beautiful hotel right near the bike shop in Geneva. The tour leaves you with a real sense of accomplishment -- for biking from one end of Switzerland to the other. This tour is a case of "you get what you pay for" -- and then some.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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