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Switzerland Family Bike + Adventure Tour

All-in-One Adventure: Crossroads of Culture, Language, and Flavor

6 days / 5 nights Level: 1Price From: $5,095Collection: Family, +Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Hike to woodland-surrounded lakes and cycle Alpine landscapes, from lushly forested paths to wildflower-strewn countryside where cows are more common than people
  • See why Switzerland is an all-ages playground: clamber on a ropes course, raft together down the Sarine River, and spark imaginations in ancient castles
  • Discover a diversity of culture and language as you travel from the French-speaking part of Switzerland into the German-speaking one
  • Dig into famous Swiss fondue, take a hands-on lesson in cheesemaking, and indulge your tastebuds with super-rich Swiss chocolate


Emmental, Gruyère, Raclette, and Appenzeller cheeses; fondue, rösti, and excellent Swiss chocolates


Outstanding Pinot Noir, Chasselas, and Gamay wines from the Valais, a continuation of the Rhône

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Switzerland

    Your guides will greet you at the Lausanne train station for a transfer to Epesses. In the heart of the terraced Swiss vineyards, we’ll have a light lunch at our friend’s home while enjoying spectacular views of Lake Geneva. After a bike fitting and safety talk, set out on our first gentle ride through the vineyards. Pass historic Vevey where the world’s largest food company, Nestlé, is headquartered, then ride onto Montreux. Dinner is served at our hotel in Montreux, where the twilit views of Lake Geneva make for a memorable first meal together.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Epesses, Vevey, Montreux
    Accomplished: 11 miles / 17 km, elevation gain: 518 feet / 158 meters
    Accommodations: Eden Palace au Lac

  • Day 2

    Through the Swiss Alps

    Today we visit Château de Chillon, one of the most strategic places in French-speaking Switzerland. Its stronghold on the shores of Lac Leman (or Lake Geneva) will transport you back to the 12th century, with vast dungeons for children to explore. Keep riding along the Rhône river through the towns of Yvorne and Bex until we arrive in Aigle. After lunch, kids of all ages will enjoy today’s ropes course. Choose to finish the day with a climb through cool alpine forests to Villars-sur-Ollon, a well-known winter destination for superior skiing—or get a ride in the van to our hotel for the next two nights. This cute chalet boasts the best mountain views in town!

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch /  Dinner
    Destinations: Yvorne, Bex, Aigle, Villars-sur-Ollon
    Accomplished: 12 miles / 19 km, elevation gain: 617 feet / 188 meters
    Longer Option: 29  miles / 46 km, elevation gain: 3,642 feet / 1,110 meters
    Accommodations: Les Mazots du Clos

  • Day 3

    Hike to the Alpine Lakes

    We’ll take to the Swiss hills on foot today, trekking past summer hamlets right to the emerald Lac des Chavonnes. Its shores are the perfect location for our picnic lunch of local specialties like rösti and an array of famous cheese-based dishes. After lunch, hike back to Villars or opt to kick up your heels on a train ride. For a sweet finish to our day, we’re treated to a chocolate tasting in a village near our hotel. Dine on your own this evening—our guides are equipped with excellent restaurant recommendations where you can try some scrumptious, melty raclette!

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Lac des Chavonnes
    Accomplished: 5 miles / 8 km hiking
    Accommodations: Les Mazots du Clos

  • Day 4

    A Bit More Swiss Cheese and Gstaad

    Start the day with a transfer from Villars to Col de la Croix where we’ll visit a dairy farm to learn the secrets of Swiss cheesemaking with Pascal—with plenty of samples, of course! Then, it’s back to our bikes until we reach the village of Les Diablerets and Col du Pillon. After a lunch, we zoom downhill on an exhilarating ride that crosses from the French-speaking part of Switzerland into the German-speaking town of Gstaad. Willkommen to the Bernese Oberland and our home for the next two nights—get ready for a hands-on fondue feast for dinner!

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Les Diablerets, Gstaad
    Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 1,968 feet / 600 meters
    Longer Option: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 3,091 feet / 942 meters
    Accommodations: Le Grand Chalet

  • Day 5

    River Rafting

    Today we’ll be riding the quiet mountain roads that weave through Saanen and Rougemont. After a picnic lunch near the charming village of Château-d’Oex, discover an even more adventurous side of the Alps on a river rafting excursion. Paddle down the Sarine River and admire an entirely new perspective of the mighty mountains. This evening, we’ll sit down to our last dinner together at our Chalet’s cozy restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Rougemont, Saanen
    Accomplished: 12 miles / 19 km, elevation gain: 1,050 feet / 320 meters; rafting
    Accommodations: Le Grand Chalet

  • Day 6

    Goodbye to Switzerland 

    After breakfast, there’s time for one last Alpine ride or a leisurely hike around Gstaad before your guides send you off from the train station in town. Auf Wiedersehen!

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Arrival Details

Airport City: Geneva or Zurich, Switzerland Pick-Up Location: Lausanne train station Pick-Up Time: 11:45 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Geneva or Zurich, Switzerland Drop-Off Location: Gstaad train station Drop-Off Time: 11:00 am
Travelers Take Note

Hiking shoes are recommended for the hike on this tour. We suggest hiking boots or trail shoes with good traction. You may also find moisture-wicking clothing or a daypack useful, but not required.

Younger Travelers
  • This itinerary is designed with children age 9 and older in mind. The itinerary can be tweaked for your family’s needs. For safety reasons, children must be at least 7 years old to ride their own bike.
  • Trailers and tag-along bikes are available for younger children
  • Safety triangles are provided to all children on tour
  • Please note, children must be age 12 and older to participate in rafting

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  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers


  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal


  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service


  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations


  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

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Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Quick 1 Disc

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Hybrid

Quick Neo

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: E-Bike

Street Kids

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Kids