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9 Lakes Route
9 Lakes Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Lakes Route

Lakes Route

Montreux–Rorschach
Lakes Route

Lakes Route

The Lakes Route takes you on a trip right across picture-postcard Switzerland. From Lac Léman to the Bodensee, passing 10 larger and smaller lakes and offering stunning views over water in the Alps and Alpine foothills.
On this route you travel though picture-postcard Switzerland from the Bodensee to Lac Léman, with stunning views of the lake landscape in the Alpine region.

Climb away from the shimmering play of light on Lac Léman, enjoy Gruyère cheese at Lac de la Gruyère, experience Alpine farming, tradition and tourist bustle in Saanenland, visit the chalk and cheese twosome, the Thunersee and Brienzersee. Followed by clear lake views conquering the passes; after the Brünigpass the Vierwaldstättersee with its many arms and the Innerschweiz metropolis of Luzern.

The lakes then strung like pearls, the reed-adorned Zugersee, battle-renowned Ägerisee, the «powerful» Sihlsee, the Zürichsee with its villa-lined shores - and the Walensee with the sheer towering cliffs of the Churfirsten. In between mighty passes, busy places of pilgrimage, flower-filled moors and bird paradises, later the lure of asphalt strips on the Rhine, in the distance beckon the shallow river delta and wide reaches of the Bodensee.
The Lakes Route takes you on a trip right across picture-postcard Switzerland. From Lac Léman to the Bodensee, passing 10 larger and smaller lakes and offering stunning views over water in the Alps and Alpine foothills.
On this route you travel though picture-postcard Switzerland from the Bodensee to Lac Léman, with stunning views of the lake landscape in the Alpine region.

Climb away from the shimmering play of light on Lac Léman, enjoy Gruyère cheese at Lac de la Gruyère, experience Alpine farming, tradition and tourist bustle in Saanenland, visit the chalk and cheese twosome, the Thunersee and Brienzersee. Followed by clear lake views conquering the passes; after the Brünigpass the Vierwaldstättersee with its many arms and the Innerschweiz metropolis of Luzern.

The lakes then strung like pearls, the reed-adorned Zugersee, battle-renowned Ägerisee, the «powerful» Sihlsee, the Zürichsee with its villa-lined shores - and the Walensee with the sheer towering cliffs of the Churfirsten. In between mighty passes, busy places of pilgrimage, flower-filled moors and bird paradises, later the lure of asphalt strips on the Rhine, in the distance beckon the shallow river delta and wide reaches of the Bodensee.
510 km | 10 Stages
Asphalted: 461 km
Natural surface: 49 km
6000 m | 6000 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Montreux
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Arrival / return travel Rorschach
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel du Port
Hotel du Port
Villeneuve VD
Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Montreux
Hôtel Helvétie
Hôtel Helvétie
Montreux
Astra Hôtel Vevey
Astra Hôtel Vevey
Vevey
Vevey Hotel & Guesthouse
Vevey Hotel & Guesthouse
Vevey
Le Balcon du Mont-Pèlerin
Le Balcon du Mont-Pèlerin
Le Mont-Pèlerin
B&B Bulle Gruyère, Morel
B&B Bulle Gruyère, Morel
Bulle
Hôtel de Gruyères
Hôtel de Gruyères
Gruyères
Camping Enney SA
Camping Enney SA
Enney
B&B Bois-de-rêves Montbovon
B&B Bois-de-rêves Montbovon
Montbovon
B&B Combaz d’Amont
B&B Combaz d’Amont
Montbovon
Hôtel de la Gare
Hôtel de la Gare
Montbovon
La Croix de Fer
La Croix de Fer
Montbovon
Auberge de Jeunesse Château-d'Oex
Auberge de Jeunesse Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
Hotel de la Poste
Hotel de la Poste
Château-d'Oex
Hôtel Roc et Neige
Hôtel Roc et Neige
Château-d'Oex
Le vieux Chalet Swiss BnB
Le vieux Chalet Swiss BnB
Château-d'Oex
Les Chambres d'Hôtes du Berceau
Les Chambres d'Hôtes du Berceau
Château d'Oex
Hôtel de Commune
Hôtel de Commune
Rougemont
B&B SportGenussNatur
B&B SportGenussNatur
Gstaad
BnB Steimandli
BnB Steimandli
Gstaad
BnB Ferienwohnung «Hübelihus»
BnB Ferienwohnung «Hübelihus»
Grund b. Gstaad
Ferienhaus Alpenblick
Ferienhaus Alpenblick
Gstaad
Golfhotel Les Hauts de Gstaad
Golfhotel Les Hauts de Gstaad
Saanenmöser
Hotel le Petit Relais
Hotel le Petit Relais
Saanenmöser
Jugendherberge Gstaad Saanenland
Jugendherberge Gstaad Saanenland
Saanen
Posthotel Rössli
Posthotel Rössli
Gstaad
Sporthotel Victoria
Sporthotel Victoria
Gstaad
Camping Fankhauser AG
Camping Fankhauser AG
Zweisimmen
Camping Vermeille AG
Camping Vermeille AG
Zweisimmen
Forellensee
Forellensee
Zweisimmen
Obegghuus
Obegghuus
Zweisimmen
Simme-Tröimli
Simme-Tröimli
Zweisimmen
Vista Resort Hostel
Vista Resort Hostel
Zweisimmen
Pension Hirschen
Pension Hirschen
Oberwil im Simmental
Chrütz Hof
Chrütz Hof
Oey
Hotel Rössli
Hotel Rössli
Oey
Hotel-Motel Löwen
Hotel-Motel Löwen
Wimmis
ABZ Spiez – Hotel Seaside
ABZ Spiez – Hotel Seaside
Spiez
B&B Tschirren
B&B Tschirren
Spiez
Hotel Restaurant Möve
Hotel Restaurant Möve
Faulensee
Camping Stuhlegg
Camping Stuhlegg
Krattigen
Hotel-Restaruant Kreuz
Hotel-Restaruant Kreuz
Leissigen
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Leissigen
Camping Wang
Camping Wang
Beatenberg
Chalet Hotel Heimat
Chalet Hotel Heimat
Wilderswil
Adventure Hostel Interlaken
Adventure Hostel Interlaken
Unterseen/Interlaken
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Interlaken
Hotel Chalet Swiss
Hotel Chalet Swiss
Interlaken
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Interlaken
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Interlaken
Hotel Artos
Hotel Artos
Interlaken
Hotel Derby Garni
Hotel Derby Garni
Interlaken
Hotel Lötschberg
Hotel Lötschberg
Interlaken
Jugendherberge Interlaken
Jugendherberge Interlaken
Interlaken
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
Interlaken
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Matten b. Interlaken
Bed and Breakfast Chalet Schürli Habkern
Bed and Breakfast Chalet Schürli Habkern
Habkern
Hotel Walida
Hotel Walida
Bönigen b. Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
Bönigen b. Interlaken
Hotel du Lac
Hotel du Lac
Iseltwald
B+B Wyler
B+B Wyler
Brienz BE
Jugendherberge Brienz
Jugendherberge Brienz
Brienz BE
Hof Goldey
Hof Goldey
Unterbach BE
Santschi Hof
Santschi Hof
Unterbach BE
bett und zmorge
bett und zmorge
Meiringen
Truwaaje B+B Brienzwiler
Truwaaje B+B Brienzwiler
Brienzwiler
Hotel-Restaurant Alpina
Hotel-Restaurant Alpina
Innertkirchen
Bärghuis Schönbüel
Bärghuis Schönbüel
Lungern
Erlebnishof Ming
Erlebnishof Ming
Lungern
Grill-Speiserestaurant Camping Obsee
Grill-Speiserestaurant Camping Obsee
Lungern
Camping International Sarnersee Giswil
Camping International Sarnersee Giswil
Giswil
Fluonalp Alpkäserei und Beizli
Fluonalp Alpkäserei und Beizli
Giswil
Hotel Bahnhof
Hotel Bahnhof
Giswil
Hotel Krone Giswil
Hotel Krone Giswil
Giswil
Landgasthof Zollhaus
Landgasthof Zollhaus
Giswil
B&B Restaurant Peterhof Garni
B&B Restaurant Peterhof Garni
Sarnen
Camping Seefeld Park Sarnen
Camping Seefeld Park Sarnen
Sarnen
Haus des Schweizer Rudersports
Haus des Schweizer Rudersports
Sarnen
Hotel Krone Sarnen
Hotel Krone Sarnen
Sarnen
Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Wilen (Sarnen)
Seehotel Wilerbad
Seehotel Wilerbad
Wilen am Sarnersee
Daniela’s BnB
Daniela’s BnB
Kerns
Erlebnisbauernhof Weid
Erlebnisbauernhof Weid
Kerns
Gästehaus Kloster Bethanien
Gästehaus Kloster Bethanien
St. Niklausen
Bio Hof Eggmatt
Bio Hof Eggmatt
Alpnach Dorf
Landgasthof Schlüssel Alpnach
Landgasthof Schlüssel Alpnach
Alpnach Dorf
Bauernhof Familie Waser
Bauernhof Familie Waser
Stans
TCS Camping Luzern - Horw
TCS Camping Luzern - Horw
Horw
B&B Haus im Löchli
B&B Haus im Löchli
Luzern
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Luzern
The Bed + Breakfast
The Bed + Breakfast
Luzern
Bed & Breakfast Schachehof
Bed & Breakfast Schachehof
Inwil
Hotel Garni an der Reuss
Hotel Garni an der Reuss
Gisikon
Kollers-Hoftreff
Kollers-Hoftreff
Meierskappel
Aparthotel Rotkreuz
Aparthotel Rotkreuz
Rotkreuz
Hotel Restaurant Waldheim
Hotel Restaurant Waldheim
Risch
Hotel Löwen am See
Hotel Löwen am See
Zug
Jugendherberge Zug
Jugendherberge Zug
Zug
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Bookable offers

9 Seen-Route Zentralschweiz
9 Seen-Route Zentralschweiz
9 Lakes Route Berner Oberland
9 Lakes Route Berner Oberland
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Bike Switzerland: Swiss Crossing
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Places

Montreux
Montreux
Vevey
Vevey
Châtel-St-Denis
Châtel-St-Denis
Les Paccots
Les Paccots
Bulle
Bulle
Gruyères
Gruyères
Moléson-sur-Gruyères
Moléson-sur-Gruyères
Montbovon
Montbovon
Rossinière
Rossinière
Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
Rougemont
Rougemont
Gstaad
Gstaad
Saanenmöser
Saanenmöser
Zweisimmen
Zweisimmen
Erlenbach i.S.
Erlenbach i.S.
Oey-Diemtigen
Oey-Diemtigen
Wimmis
Wimmis
Spiez
Spiez
Aeschi b. Spiez
Aeschi b. Spiez
Beatenberg
Beatenberg
Interlaken
Interlaken
Brienz
Brienz
Brienzer Rothorn
Brienzer Rothorn
Brünigpass
Brünigpass
Meiringen
Meiringen
Innertkirchen
Innertkirchen
Lungern
Lungern
Schönbüel OW
Schönbüel OW
Giswil
Giswil
Flüeli-Ranft
Flüeli-Ranft
Sachseln
Sachseln
Sarnen
Sarnen
Alpnachstad
Alpnachstad
Pilatus
Pilatus
Stans
Stans
Stansstad
Stansstad
Lucerne
Lucerne
Rotkreuz
Rotkreuz
Zug
Zug
Baar
Baar
Unterägeri
Unterägeri
Sattel
Sattel
Einsiedeln
Einsiedeln
Richterswil
Richterswil
Pfäffikon SZ
Pfäffikon SZ
Rapperswil-Jona
Rapperswil-Jona
Schmerikon
Schmerikon
Uznach
Uznach
Schänis
Schänis
Filzbach
Filzbach
Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
Amden - Weesen
Amden - Weesen
Flumserberg
Flumserberg
Murg
Murg
Walenstadt
Walenstadt
Sargans
Sargans
Garschlu
Garschlu
Gaflei (FL)
Gaflei (FL)
Triesenberg (FL)
Triesenberg (FL)
Vaduz
Vaduz
Buchs SG
Buchs SG
Malbun SG
Malbun SG
Sennwald
Sennwald
Ruggell (FL)
Ruggell (FL)
Altstätten
Altstätten
St. Margrethen
St. Margrethen
Rheineck
Rheineck
Heiden
Heiden
Rorschach
Rorschach
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Places of interest

Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle
St-Saphorin church
St-Saphorin church
On the Lavaux vineyard terraces
On the Lavaux vineyard terraces
Le Lac des Joncs, Les Paccots
Le Lac des Joncs, Les Paccots
Museum of the Gruyère Region
Museum of the Gruyère Region
Castel of Gruyères
Castel of Gruyères
La Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy
La Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy
Moléson alpine cheese dairy
Moléson alpine cheese dairy
La Maison Cailler
La Maison Cailler
Montbovon – bridges on the «Cheese Road»
Montbovon – bridges on the «Cheese Road»
Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park
Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park
11th century, Romanesque church
11th century, Romanesque church
Natural Reserve of la Pierreuse
Natural Reserve of la Pierreuse
Pumptrack Saanen
Pumptrack Saanen
Petting zoo and playground at Foundation Alpenruhe in Saanen, Switzerland
Petting zoo and playground at Foundation Alpenruhe in Saanen, Switzerland
Pumptrack Zweisimmen
Pumptrack Zweisimmen
Diemtigtal Nature Park
Diemtigtal Nature Park
«Port Wimmis» – 3 generations of bridges
«Port Wimmis» – 3 generations of bridges
Beatushöhlen
Beatushöhlen
Harder Kulm - Interlaken's own mountain
Harder Kulm - Interlaken's own mountain
The Weissenau near Interlaken
The Weissenau near Interlaken
Amman-Hofer Platz Interlaken
Amman-Hofer Platz Interlaken
Hohbühl Pavillon
Hohbühl Pavillon
Bönigen, a village of woodcarved houses
Bönigen, a village of woodcarved houses
Ballenberg
Ballenberg
Bike trail Schwanden-Brienz
Bike trail Schwanden-Brienz
Aareschlucht
Aareschlucht
Meiringen–Reuti
Meiringen–Reuti
Chaltenbrunnen
Chaltenbrunnen
Lungern–Brünigpass
Lungern–Brünigpass
Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
High Bridge, Kerns
High Bridge, Kerns
Mount Pilatus
Mount Pilatus
Hergiswil Glassworks
Hergiswil Glassworks
Medieval town of Stans
Medieval town of Stans
Nidwalden Museum
Nidwalden Museum
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Glacier Garden
Glacier Garden
KKL Luzern
KKL Luzern
Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Musegg Wall
Musegg Wall
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Swiss Museum of Transport
Swiss Museum of Transport
Villette Cham
Villette Cham
Kunsthaus Zug
Kunsthaus Zug
Zug Castle
Zug Castle
Zytturm
Zytturm
Baar–Sihlbrugg
Baar–Sihlbrugg
Lorzentobel – where bridges meet the sky
Lorzentobel – where bridges meet the sky
Höllgrotten Baar
Höllgrotten Baar
Battle of Morgarten
Battle of Morgarten
Bergbahnen Sattel-Hochstuckli
Bergbahnen Sattel-Hochstuckli
Rothenthurm
Rothenthurm
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Alte Etzelstrasse
Alte Etzelstrasse
Altendorf–Etzel
Altendorf–Etzel
The Frauenwinkel
The Frauenwinkel
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Freulerpalast
Freulerpalast
Hinterbetlis–Amden
Hinterbetlis–Amden
Seerenbach Falls and source of the Rin
Seerenbach Falls and source of the Rin
Seebenseen und Seebenalp
Seebenseen und Seebenalp
Walensee (Lake Walenstadt)
Walensee (Lake Walenstadt)
Bikepark at the lake
Bikepark at the lake
Paxmal
Paxmal
BikerBerg Flumserberg
BikerBerg Flumserberg
Mels–Vermol
Mels–Vermol
Gonzen mine
Gonzen mine
Schloss Sargans
Schloss Sargans
Galina falconry
Galina falconry
Walser museum
Walser museum
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Liechtenstein art museum
Liechtenstein art museum
Liechtenstein state museum
Liechtenstein state museum
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Schloss Vaduz
Schloss Vaduz
Vaduz Citytrain
Vaduz Citytrain
Buchs falconry park
Buchs falconry park
Lanes to alps and bridge on Grabser-Berg
Lanes to alps and bridge on Grabser-Berg
Palace and village of Werdenberg
Palace and village of Werdenberg
Hoher Kasten revolving restaurant
Hoher Kasten revolving restaurant
Kobelwald crystal cave
Kobelwald crystal cave
Heldsberg fortress museum
Heldsberg fortress museum
Aviation Museum Althenrhein
Aviation Museum Althenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Henry Dunant Museum
Henry Dunant Museum
Meeting place «Kellen»
Meeting place «Kellen»
Bathing hut of Rorschach
Bathing hut of Rorschach
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Swimming

Outdoor pool with beach Vevey-Corseaux
Outdoor pool with beach Vevey-Corseaux
Swimming pool Broc
Swimming pool Broc
Outdoor baths Saanen
Outdoor baths Saanen
Merligen lido
Merligen lido
Beach bathing place Brienz
Beach bathing place Brienz
Bathing complex Sachseln
Bathing complex Sachseln
Seefeld waterpark Sarnen
Seefeld waterpark Sarnen
Lido Horw
Lido Horw
Park bathing complex Kriens
Park bathing complex Kriens
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Hünenberg lido
Hünenberg lido
Seeliken lido Zug
Seeliken lido Zug
Lido Siehbach Zug
Lido Siehbach Zug
Lido Tellenörtli Oberwil
Lido Tellenörtli Oberwil
Lido Trubikon in Oberwil
Lido Trubikon in Oberwil
Chamer Fussweg bathing beach in Zug
Chamer Fussweg bathing beach in Zug
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Outdoor swimming baths Widnau
Outdoor swimming baths Widnau
Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
Rheineck swimming baths
Rheineck swimming baths
Bathing facility Speck Staad
Bathing facility Speck Staad
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