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Switzerland by bike: spring onto your saddle!

Cycle around our 51 hostels in Switzerland

Around Lake Constance and the Rhine

Time to hop on your bike – ride and sleep

The Rhine Route follows the Alpine river from mountain source to the large Rhine port at Basel. A vastly varied trip through diverse landscapes hewn by the mighty river over the ages.

Cycling trip to Schaffhausen

Two to three days round trip from Zurich to Stein am Rhein

It’s time to hop on your bike and cycle from Zurich towards Schaffhausen. Enjoy the ride through the stunning wine region to the Rhine and explore countless fields full of wild garlic and asparagus. A round trip there and back is ideal for a short tour and takes two to three days.

Dead-end route: Männlichen

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A spectacular and challenging route on asphalt but with no access for motorised vehicles. Start: Grindelwald / Finish: Männlichen at 2,229 above sea level / Highlight: Breathtaking view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains / Distance: 13 km

A partnership for explorers: SwitzerlandMobility and Swiss Youth Hostels

Cycling and hiking – two of Switzerland’s favourite pastimes! Around 40% of the population regularly go for a cycle or hike in the great outdoors. The most important thing before every tour is careful preparation, whether it’s checking the air pressure in your tyres, breaking in your hiking boots or carefully planning your route. As the national network for cycling and walking, SwitzerlandMobility has compiled all the information you need. Benefit from the best hand-picked routes that are all clearly signposted and well-connected to public transport. Furthermore, SwitzerlandMobility also lists services such as accommodation options, car rental and luggage transport around the routes.

Charming towns and the scent of spring in the countryside

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A playground with no limits

Crans-Montana isn’t just the perfect destination for pro snowboarders, it’s also great for bikers too! With countless trails – both on and next to the pistes – pro snowboarders, skiers and bikers alike can enjoy the adrenaline rush these slopes have to offer.

And of course, we have a youth hostel in this sporting paradise that offers everything a biker could possibly need. And you can find out the condition of the slopes right at the destination itself.

Pump track: the rolling route for the whole family

They’re sprouting up like mushrooms these days: everyone is talking about pump tracks. While they were originally used just by BMX riders and mountain bikers, these days they’re suited to the whole family. Our partner CSS Insurance has created an overview on their blog that reveals everything you need to know about these rolling circuits.

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