2019
Star Tour from Lucerne

Cycling Tour at Lake Lucerne

Cycling Tours in the Central Switzerland

  • Centre based Tour Luzern
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7
Tage

55
Ø km pro Tag

A cycling holiday as a star-shaped bike tour on Vierwaldstätter Lake from Lucerne in one of the most beautiful areas of central Switzerland. Experience four beautiful lakes on your cycling holiday: Vierwaldstätter Lake, Lake Zug, Lake Baldegg and Sempach Lake. Lucerne is a perfect starting point, located as it is, right on the lake. In addition to the many sights to see in Lucerne, you will discover further treasures and highlights in the surrounding area. From Kappelbrücke and rose gardens to Pilatus mountain - the cycle paths take you past idyllic lakes and dreamlike mountains. A basic level of fitness is preferred but lesser practiced cyclists will also still enjoy this tour.

Itinerary

Cycling Tour at Lake Lucerne

Brief Information

  • Booking code
    OE-CHLU6
  • Start / Destination
    Lucerne
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 275 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 50 and 60 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Wegbeschaffenheit
    On cylce paths and quiet side streets, mostly flat with some short inclines.
  • Parking information
    Paid parking directly at the hotel, CHF 10 per day. No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner

Day 1: Individual arrival in Lucerne

Welcome to Vierwaldstättersee Lake. In Lucerne one of the first things you see is the roofed wooden bridge. It is Europe's oldest wooden bridge and also the town's landmark. The water tower, Mount Rigi and the lion monument are also very sightworthy. Be charmed by the Mediterranean flair of the largest town on Vierwaldstättersee Lake and treat yourself to a tour of this wonderful area on paddle steamer.

Day 2: Trip on Vierwaldstätter Lake, approx. 50 km + boat trip

In the morning there is a short briefing about the tour. This is also when you are given any bikes you have booked. The focus of today's tour is Vierwaldstätter Lake. After you have climbed a small range of hills, you get  a view over the whole valley. Your route takes you via Küssnacht to Weggis. You cross over to Horw peninsula by boat. The view of Lucerne's local mountain, Pilatus, is stunning from here.

Day 3: Trip through central Switzerland, approx. 55 km

In the morning, you cycle through the neighbouring town of Emmenbrücke along the ridge of Brunau Berg to Ruswil, the largest settlement of farmers in Switzerland, with 245 farms. The late baroque parish church is one of the biggest and most valuable church buildings in the Lucerne region. Passing the wonderful monastery in Werthenstein, which can be seen from afar, you roll along the little Emme back to Lucerne.

Day 4: Trip to Sursee on Sempach Lake, approx. 60 km

Today you cycle to the town of Sursee, picturesquely located on Sempach Lake. The tour takes you past peaceful woods and lovely farmhouses. All the while you have great views of the nearby Alpine peaks and Pilatus mountain. According to legend, the Roman prefect Pontius Pilatus is buried here. Sursee which is so beautifully located here on the lake, is a perfect spot for lunch before you begin the return journey along Sempach Lake.

Day 5: Trip to Lake Zug, approx. 50 km + boat trip

The first section takes you to the already familiar Küssnacht on Vierwaldstätter Lake. Next, you cycle just a few kilometres to get to the beautiful Lake Zug in central Switzerland. Behind you is the Mount Rigi. In Arth, a boat is waiting for you to take you to Immensee. There's a short but steep hill to climb before you cycle back to Lucerne along the woody-adventure path.

Day 6: Trip to Heidegg Castle on Lake Baldegg, approx. 60 km

Passing Emmenbrücke, you get to Lake Baldegg which is the only lake in Switzerland to be privately owned. If is home to over 300 species of plant. Cycling around the lake you will enjoy a very picturesque route to Heidegg Castle, in the middle of a well-kept park and cultural landscape of national importance. Take a walk through the rose gardens before you get back on your bike one last time. We can recommend a relaxing stroll through the pleasantly scented rose garden!

Day 7: Individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast your star-shaped cycle tour of Vierwaldstättersee Lake and Lucerne ends with your individual return home. We would be happy to extend your holiday in Lucerne.