The Rhine is one of the most important waterways in Europe. Its two sources are connected by perfect asphalt. Over three days we will discover monumental alpine passes, culinary highlights and breathtaking scenery on quiet roads.
If you've been following our recent ten-part series on Switzerland, you'll know that we've traversed much of the country – from lakeside to mountaintop, on road bikes, mountain bikes and ebikes. What you haven't seen is all the cheese we ate, the crashes we had and the drones that we lost...
Although at opposite ends of the country, the Swiss regions of Aargau and Engadine have one thing in common – an abundance of phenomenal cycling. The rolling hills and historical towns of Aargau offer countless rewards for the road rider, whilst the slopes of St. Moritz represent a mountain-bikers mecca.
Tracing a mountain range from Switzerland's southwest to northeast, much of the Jura & Three Lakes region falls under the protection of the Swiss Parks – set up to preserve the diverse character and culture of the region. And that diversity means that the cycling in Jura is fantastic.
A quintessential Swiss Alpine village, Zermatt is the gateway to the iconic and awe-inspiring Matterhorn. As we found, it's also an incredible mountain biking destination – surrounded by 38 peaks, the slopes circling Zermatt offer flowy trails for riders of every skill-level.
In Ticino, superb riding abounds – from Alpine climbs to the quiet roads around the lakes, which corkscrew up and down through Instagram-perfect villages. But, as we discovered, it’s off-road where Ticino really comes into its own as a cycling destination.
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