Private Bike Tour Of The Swiss Knife Valley With A Lake Lucerne Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:15am
  • Departure Details :
    Lucerne train station
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

A combination of exercise and relaxation for a perfect day, a 3-4 hour, 40 km/24 mile ride using a power-assisted electric bikes that most people of normal physical fitness and stamina can do, combined with a scenic 2-hour lake cruise back to Lucerne. Ride along mostly off-road paths and trails on a ridge overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains, through beautiful countryside, green forest, and neatly cultivated farmland. Walk in William Tells footsteps at the Hohle Gasse and learn more about Switzerlands great hero and his enduring significance today. As you wander on back-roads to Brunnen, can visit the Swiss Knife Valley Center and Retail Store; their knife museum and watch how the iconic Swiss army knife is assembled. Note: minimum age to ride an E-Bike is 16 years.

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Starting at the Lucerne train station at 8:15am, you will get your Flyer electric bike and helmet. When everyone is ready, you will ride through town before a short sharp uphill stretch that rewards your efforts with magnificent views over the city, the lake and the surrounding mountains (30 mins). This tour is a great alternative to hiking, or if you have teenage children, or like to bike and want to see as much as you can in a day enjoying beautiful scenery. There is a bonus a the end of this tour: at the only place where you can assemble your own engraved Swiss army knife.

As you continue on a ridge path you will overlook the local golf course, then proceed through a forest and neatly cultivated farmland. Next, you'll cruise downhill to lake level and on to the Hohle Gasse, where where you hear and see the William Tell story told by a unique audio-visual presentation (30 minutes).

Take a break in a picturesque lakeside settlement of wooden chalets, for about 30 minutes before continuing alongside more lakes and then meandering up through orchard farmland, past a busy railway junction and a nature wetland area. Ride on the outer edge of a little lake with a minuscule island that hosts a first-class restaurant accessible only by boat.

Back roads take you finally to the end point of Brunnen in time for lunch at a restaurant or a picnic (1-2 hrs) before visiting the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Visitor Centre where you can assemble your knife (reservation in advance is essential) and wander around the pretty town for about 30 minutes before returning with your bike by Lake Lucerne steamer for a relaxing two-hour boat ride back to Lucerne where you will return the bikes and helmets to the depot.

You reach Lucerne either at around 5pm or 6pm, depending on which boat you take.

Inclusions

  • Private guide for the day
  • Swiss Flyer E-bike and helmet
  • 2 hour Lake Lucerne cruise on return to Lucerne for you and your e-bike

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Minimum age to ride an e-bike is 16 years

Infant seats are available on request; make a note in the 'Special Requirements' box when you book

The pocket knife assembly experience is subject to availability and requires reservation months in advance; inform the local operator to try to make a reservation for you (cost for self-assembly knife is CHF 30) - make a note in the 'Special Requirements' box when you book.