Bike Switzerland Challenge Tour – Day 1

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The first day of the Bike Switzerland Challenge Tour began early. There were 10 of us participating in the tour, Claude – our leader, and Mark – who was preparing our lunches and driving the van each day. We started at the Bike Switzerland Welcome Center in Geneva and stopped for lunch in the lakeside city of Rolle. Then we cycled along the shores of Lausanne before climbing through steep hillside vineyards to our hotel in the small town of Chexbres. From our hotel room, my roommate Barry and I had an incredible view of the lake below and the mountains far off in the distance.

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My goal as the Bicycle Touring Pro is to give you the confidence and inspiration you need to travel by bicycle anywhere in the world. I do all of the work on this website by myself. Since 2007, all of the articles, books, emails, interviews, photos, podcasts and videos have been created by me in my spare time. Thanks to the generous donations I receive from readers like you, I'm able to focus on creating regular, high-quality content; invest further in developing the website; and cover the costs related to my bicycle touring activities.

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1 Comment


    February 19, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Dear Darren,

    Wow, beautiful photos, congrats’

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