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fromtrektocolnago
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by fromtrektocolnago

anyone know of a good tour outfit. seems harder to research than france. thank you in advance
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basilic
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by basilic

Out of Geneva I know of 2 businesses:
Bike Switzerland
Wamo
Both are run by English speaking nice people, but I have no experience with the tours. Google their names with Geneva.

There is also Eurotrek.ch. Thy have a few biking tours, but mostly hiking. They also have a system where they arrange for your luggage to go from hotel to hotel, and you cycle on your own. No personal experience.

In the summertime you could use a revelate-like saddle bag and set out on your own. Switzerland is very easy for solo travel. If you run into weather you hop on the train or postal bus, they go everywhere. There are marked cycling routes everywhere that ensure you avoid traffic as much as possible, highly recommended. Just follow the wine colored signs.
To check out routes see https://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en

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by fromtrektocolnago

Just found grand tours project. price seemed good and they offered many of the climbs i wanted to get in. only downside might be hotels. they don't mention so i'm guessing 2-3 star. i looked at bike switzerland, it didn't seem a good fit. the routes weren't what i was looking to do.
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NickJHP
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by NickJHP

Lots of useful information at https://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fitn ... rland.html, though some of it is now a bit out of date.

I have a good CD on cycling Swiss passes that I picked up when I was cycling there about 15 years ago, and used quite a bit. It still seems to be available: http://www.bike-explorer.ch/index.php?t ... EX-100.500. The website is in German but the CD is multi-lingual - you can choose to view it in either English, French, or German. The same people also run cycle tours, but all I've used is their CD.

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by Mr.Gib

I can't give you any tour companies sorry, but what I recommend is that if you do go to Switzerland you must ride the St Gotthard Pass. From the Italian side of course.
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