This book was written for cyclists on road and touring bikes, and is aimed at:
- experienced cyclists who wish to go to Switzerland to test themselves and their bikes
- those new to the activity who would like to ride amid exhilarating scenery, but without much sweat and certainly no tears.
The nine national routes are described, followed by a series of tours radiating from Interlaken and finally in the Alpine Star, a trio of tours for the very fit. An attempt has been made to grade the routes. Each route is broken down into a series of stages, not days. The easy routes are normally flat or climb imperceptibly, and are suitable for families. The moderate routes have stages that are short and climb a maximum of 800m. The more challenging route stages: difficult or strenuous normally offer between 800 and 1500m climbing. The very demanding tours (Exceedingly Strenuous) described in the Alpine Star chapter are over 100km long and feature climbs of 3000m.
ISBN 9781852845261, ISBN (10) 1852845260,
Originally Published 22 Apr 2008 Price £14
The book is published by Cicerone Press Ltd, 2 Police Square, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7PY, United Kingdom.
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