The French and Italian Alps are intrinsically linked to cycling, both at professional level through the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, and for amateur riders heading for the mountains. But could your next cycling holiday be better served in the Swiss Alps?
Capital city Bern – birthplace of one Fabian Cancellara – welcomes the Tour de France in July, with the peloton riding two stages in Switzerland either side of the final rest day.
And it’s easy to see why race organisers ASO have been tempted across the border, with Bern not only a fine city in its own right but a great base for cycling, too.
Still not convinced? Here are five reasons why you should consider Switzerland’s Bern region for your next cycling holiday.