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Lakes route

Charmey | Gstaad-Schönried | Spiez | Wilen am Sarnersee | Lucerne/Weggis

from CHF 1'159.- for 4 nights

Price per person in a double room

bookable from Mid-april until the end of October 2023 (depends on the snow conditions on the Jaun pass - probably without the stage Chamrey - Gstaad).
Not bookable from 19.6. until 1.7. (revision Baths Gruyère) and from 28.7. to 1.8.2023 (swiss national holiday).

The Lakes Route takes you from the Gruyère region through the Bernese Oberland to central Switzerland. You start in the region of "La Gruyère", cycle over the Jaun Pass to Gstaad-Schönried, continue along Lakes Thun and Brienz over the Brünig Pass to Sarnen. And if you still want to, you can cycle on to Lucerne, the city of lights.

This lake tour takes you on a journey right through the picture postcard scenery of Switzerland. Your first destination is the region of Gruyère, home of Switzerland’s favourite cheese. The Jaunbach gorge leads the way to Gstaad-Schönried, a chalet town in the Saanenland, famous for its chic charm and understated luxury. From there, whizz down into the Simmental valley to the (not-quite-identical) twin lakes of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz - two crystal clear mountain lakes with stunningly captivating panoramas. Worth a visit whilst you’re here is the famous town of Interlaken, situated at the foot of the three famous peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. From there it’s pedal hard, up and over the Brünig Pass. When you arrive at the top, the view of the beautiful sparkling Lake Lungern will be worth the effort!
On the last leg of your ride, head past Lake Sarnen as far as Lake Lucerne – in the very heart of Switzerland – where you’ll find a breath-taking mirror-like reflection of the mountains.

The offer can be booked for 4 or 5 nights:
  • 4 nights: Charmey - Gstaad - Spiez - Wilen am Sarnersee
  • 5 nights: Charmey - Gstaad - Spiez - Wilen am Sarnersee - Lucerne/Weggis

Day 1: Arrival in the Gruyère Region


Travel by yourself by train as far as Bulle an then take the post bus to the HOTEL CAILLER. If you have enough time we recommend you to visit the Swiss chocolate factory museum Maison Cailler in Broc or the Swiss cheese factory museum Maison Gruyère in Gruyère.

Day 2: Charmey - Gtaad-Schönried


A beautiful bike ride through the region La Gruyère and its nature parc. After about 3 hours you arrive in Gstaad-Schönried - a charming village with lots of typical Swiss Chalets. Relax in the spacious wellness area of the Hotel ERMITAGE and enjoy a delicious mulit-course dinner in the evening.

Day 3: Gstaad-Schönried – Spiez


Fully replenished, you’ll be ready for the third stage of the Lakes Route. The Simmen Valley runs the length of the river Simme, through tens of dozens of quaintly decorated wooden houses and down towards Spiez. We suggest a stop-off in the Diemtig valley, a 16km-long oasis of pure natural beauty. Diemtig has been awarded the Wakker Prize for its perfectly preserved, beautiful wooden houses. Further on, Port Wimmis is also worth visiting, featuring one of the oldest bridges of the Bernese Oberland.

After you arrive at the HOTEL EDEN SPIEZ, set in a beautiful location with views out over Lake Thun, you can relax in the Wellness and Spa facilities. And to finish off, you’ll be spoiled with a multicourse menu in the hotel restaurant.

Programme:

• Hearty breakfast buffet at the ERMITAGE Wellness- & Spa-Hotel in Gstaad-Schönried

• Bike ride to Spiez

• Check-In at the Hotel Eden Spiez

• Free entry to the Wellness and sauna facilities

• Multi-course fine-dining and overnight accommodation at the Hotel Eden Spiez

Day 4: Spiez – Wilen am Sarnersee


Fully recovered, you’ll embark on the hardest but most spectacular stage. First, you’ll ride the length of Lake Thun as far as Interlaken. Then you’ll continue along the crystal-clear Lake Brienz as far as Meiringen. After that, the crossing of the Brunig Pass awaits you and with the assistance of your E-bike it won’t take long and before you know it, you’ll have the next breath-taking mountain lake in view – Lake Lungern. In case you haven’t already found a perfect spot to get your breath back, the lakeside is an ideal place to relax. Not far to go now until you see the outline of Lake Sarnen with your destination, the SEEHOTEL WILERBAD SEMINAR & SPA, situated close by. After arriving in Wilen, take a well-deserved muscle relaxing session within the lavish Wellness oasis at the hotel. After that, the hotel’s restaurant will spoil you with an exquisite evening dinner.

Programme:

• Hearty breakfast buffet at the Hotel Eden in Spiez

• E-Bike ride to Wilen am Sarnersee

• Check-In at the Seehotel Wilerbad

• Free entry to the Wellness facilities

• Gourmet menu and overnight accommodation at the Seehotel Wilerbad

Day 5: Wilen am Sarnersee – Lucerne/Weggis


After a hearty breakfast from the buffet, it’s back in the saddle for the final day’s stage. After passing by Lake Sarnen, it’s not long before Lake Lucerne, with its magnificent mountain backdrop, awaits you. After a short while you’ll arrive in Hergiswil where Switzerland’s famous Glasi glass factory is definitely worth a visit. When you’ve finished marvelling at the glassblowers, it’s time to carry on to Lucerne. There, the landmark Chapel bridge bridge takes you over the Reuss and over to the charming old town which is a perfect place to stop for a coffee in one of the delightful cafés. Its only a few meteres to the HOTEL SCHWEIZERHOF LUCERNE from the old town. There you can round off your journey at the Wellness facilities and you’ll be treated to a 5-course evening dinner with a choice of dishes.

You can finish your bike tour at Lucerne or you can continue from Lucerne to Weggis to the Wellness Hotels Alexander & Gerbi****S. The ride on the Lucerne Hinterland route takes approx. 1.5 hours more and offers breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne and the foothills of the Alps in Central Switzerland. At the Wellness Hotels Alexander & Gerbi****S you are offered a massage of 25 minutes per person to end you bike tour fully relaxed.

Programme:

  • Hearty breakfast at the Seehotel Wilerbad Seminar & Spa in Wilen on Lake Sarnen
  • Ride to Hergiswil
  • Visit to the GLASI HERGISWIL (open Monday to Saturday, free entry)
  • Ride on to Lucerne and visit the pittoresque old town
  • finish the bike tour at the Hotel Schweizerhof***** in Lucerne or continue 1.5 hours further to Weggis and finish at Wellness Hotels Alexander & Gerbi****S    
  • Gourmet multiple-choice menu and overnight accommodation at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne or Wellness Hotels Alexander & Gerbi

Day 6: Departure


Treat yourself to a hearty breakfast from the sumptuous buffet at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne or the Wellness Hotels Alexander & Gerbi. If you have enough time we recommend you to spend some time on a boat on Lake Lucerne.  One lake which unites 4 cantons and where the mountain panorama is picturesquely reflected in the water like a mirror.

Included services


  • 4 or 5 nights in the Private Selection Hotels
    Hotel Cailler****, Chamey
    Ermitage Wellness & Spa Hotel*****, Gstaad-Schönried
    Hotel Eden****S, Spiez
    Seehotel Wilerbad Seminar & Spa****, Wilen am Sarnersee (this is where the 4-night tour ends)
    Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern***** or at the Wellness Hotels Alexander & Gerbi****S in Weggis (the 5-night tour ends here)
  • daily rich breakfast from the buffet and 3-/4-course menu in the evening
  • free use of the wellness area in all hotels (except Modern Times Hotel)
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Route description as well as sightseeing and excursion tips, digital route app for your smartphone
  • Upon request: CountryBike or Flyer rental
  • exclusively at the Wellness Hotels Alexander & Gerbi: massage of 25 minutes per person to end your bike tour fully relaxed

Price per person


The offer can be booked for 4 or 5 nights:

4 nights: Charmey - Gstaad - Spiez - Wilen at Lake Sarnen

  • CHF 1'159.00 per person in a double room without bike rental
  • CHF 1'385.00 per person in a double room incl. country bike rental
  • CHF 1'440.00 per person in a double room incl. e-bike rental

5 nights: Charmey - Gstaad - Spiez - Wilen at Lake Sarnen - LUCERNE (Schweizerhof)

  • CHF 1'520.00 per person in a double room without bike rental
  • CHF 1'745.00 per person in a double room incl. country bike rental
  • CHF 1'830.00 per person in a double room incl. e-bike rental

5 nights: Charmey - Gstaad - Spiez - Wilen at Lake Sarnen - WEGGIS (Alexander & Gerbi)

  • CHF 1'415.00 per person in a double room without bike rental
  • CHF 1'645.00 per person in a double room incl. country bike rental
  • CHF 1'730.00 per person in a double room incl. e-bike rental

Surcharge for a higher double room category from CHF 190.- to 275.- per person for 4/5 nights.
Surcharge arrivals on saturdays: CHF 33.- per person in a double room.

Surcharge for a single room on request.
Surcharge for an additional night at the hotel Eden for one day of relaxation on request.

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Would you like to book this offer? Then contact us via phone +41 41 368 10 05, send us an e-mail at info@privateselection.ch or fill in the enquiry form.

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The Private Selection Hotel Service AG is part of the guarantee fund of the Swiss tourism sector and ensures the repayment of your deposit paid in connection with the booking of a package as well as your return journey. For further details kindly ask Private Selection Hotels or on www.garantiefonds.ch.