Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.

J Dunthorne | UK

Swiss Cycle Tour

The famous German poet, Johann Wolfgang Goethe was enamoured by the alpine landscapes of Switzerland and the ideal balance between well ordered hamlets and grand mountain views. Today, the snow capped mountains, wide lakes and green pastures with traditional wooden houses continue to be a highlight of any travel through the country. Witnessing the unfolding countryside at handlebar level from the charming lakeside city of Zurich to the alpine wonderland surrounding Interlaken is both unique and inspiring. Following a mainly dedicated cycle path the route winds its way between the towns of Lucerne, the capital city of Bern and the baroque city of Solothurn, past castles, thermal springs and the picturesque Rheinfall waterfall near Schaffhausen. At night stay in comfortable family run hotels to truly soak up the famous Swiss hospitality.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Zurich
DAY 2 Cycle along the shores of Lake Zurich then by train to Einsiedeln (35km)
DAY 3 Cycle through typical Swiss countryside to Lucerne (60km)
DAY 4 Continue cycle through stunning mountain vistas, then train over Brüning mountain pass to Interlaken (60km)
DAY 5 By boat on Lake Thun then cycle to Bern (35km)
DAY 6 Cycle to the Swiss watch-making town of Biel/Bienne (50km)
DAY 7 Short cycle to the Baroque city of Solothurn (30km)
DAY 8 Cycle along the Aare River to the town of Aarau (60km)
DAY 9 Continue cycling along the river to the "Wasserschloss" or water castle and the spa town of Baden, before concluding in Zurich (60km)
DAY 10 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: SWC
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  10 days
Activities:  Cycling
Next Trip:  Daily from 26 Apr to 9 Oct


price: £990.00 GBP

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Options & Supplements*
Single Supplement £ 240
Dinner package £ 270
Electric Bike Supplement £ 60
H high season supplement £70

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