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Date: 26th - 30th July 2017
Charities you can support: Fred Hollows Foundation, Watoto, ADRA, Compassion
Registration fee: £175 ($325 aud)
Sponsorship Target: £2,000 
Minimum Fundraising: £1,250 ($2,250 aud)
Distance: 175 miles ( 282 Km )
Fitness level: The tour caters to someone with an average level of fitness. Riding as a single group of no more than 12 riders with a support mini bus.

Geneva to St Moritz cycling, white water rafting and mountain bike adventure

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    Day 1 Geneve to Gstaad (26th July 2017)

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    You will arrive from London into Geneva airport on Tuesday. You will then stay the night in Geneva. Wednesday morning you will be met by the team to begin our cycle on Lake Geneva. Lake Geneva is a stunning lake surrounded by mountains on all sides. We will spend the morning cycling from Geneva around lake Geneva towards the town of Gstaad. You will be very pleased to know that when we hit the mountain pass we will be putting you in the mini bus and loading your bikes onto the back for the ride up the mountain to the town of Gstaad.

    Accommodation: Hostel
    Meals provided: snacks
    Distance: 51 miles ( 82 Kilometres )

    Day 2 Gstaad to Interlaken (27th July 2017)

    From Gstaad we have a lovely day heading mostly down hill towards the stunning town of Interlaken. Towards the end of the day we have a fantastic downhill beside a wonderful river. By the end of the day you will be in beauty appreciating overload. The scenery is just stunning. Each day is packed full of its own surprises but if there could be a best day then maybe this day will be it. With the white water rafting in the afternoon this for me is one of my favourites. Interlaken is situated at the intersection of two lakes. You have Thuner See (Lake Thun) to the left of town and Brienzer See (Lake Brienz) to the right.

    Accommodation: Hostel
    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch 

    Distance: 44 miles ( 70 Kilometres )

    Day 3 Interlaken to Luzern - St Moritz (28th July 2017)

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    The ride to Luzern has a nice mountain pass in the middle for those who enjoy a really good challenge. The start of the day begins riding along lake Lake Brienz. Then we have a mountain pass followed by lake Luzern. In the evening we load your bikes onto the back of the mini bus for a drive from Luzern to St Moritz.

    Accommodation: Hostel
    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch 
    Distance: 44 miles ( 70 Kilometres )

    Day 4 St Moritz (29th July 2017) Distance: 60 Kilometres

    Pictures don't come close to capturing the St Moritz area.  St. Moritz is considered the oldest and one of the most famous winter resorts in the world. Due to its favorable location residents enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year.

    I will be taking  you by cable car with mountain bikes (Can be rented for the day 22 chf) into the high mountains. We will be downhill mountain biking for 5 hrs. If you every dreamed of riding in the high alps. Surrounded by snow capped mountains in breath taking scenery then this is the day you will be waiting for.

    Accommodation: Hostel
    Meals provided: Breakfast
    Distance: 37 miles ( 60 Kilometres )

    Day 5 Flying back to London. (30th July 2017)

    You will be taken by the mini bus to the airport for your flight back to London.

    Meals provided: Breakfast
    Total Distance:
    175 miles ( 282 Km )

    What is included?

    1. Accommodation (4 nights).
    2. Food. Breakfast and lunch. Breakfast and lunch as described on trip Itinerary. 
    3. Travel from Lake Geneva to Gstaad (Day 1)
    4. Travel from Luzern to St Moritz (Day 3)
    5. Bike repair
    6. A support mini bus which carries your bag. A support person will be there to help and offer support during the ride.
    7. Your trusty tour guide.
    8. Trip video.

    What isn't included?

    1. Evening meals
    2. Return Flights to Switzerland (Cost will be approx 70 pounds)
    3. Accommodation on Tuesday before we start from Geneva.
    4. Exceess Luggage on your flight.
    5. White water rafting (Optional extra). Approx 99 chf.
    6. Mountain bike hire for the day in St Mortiz if needed. (28 chf for the day). Some people would be riding a mountain bike.
    7. Bike transfer from London to Geneva and Geneva to London. They can be booked onto your flight for an additional fee. Some people may choose to rent their bike for the 4 days in Geneva.

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    Insurance and vaccinations

    It is a condition of joining our trips that you must be adequately insured. All persons are expected to arrange their own travel insurance.

    Cycle support and grading

    All of the time you will have the security of a back-up vehicle. The vehicle will carry our entire luggage (we transport your main baggage by support vehicle from each overnight stop to the next). The back up van will be with us throughout the day stopping around every 15 miles. Our leaders carry a good tool kit and will help to fix any bike problems so all you normally need to carry is a daypack, for your camera etc, however, we cannot guarantee that we will be equipped for all repairs, so you must ensure that your bike is in good working order before the tour. If in doubt, have it fully serviced by a bike shop before you travel.

    Equipment and bike stuff

    This tour is suitable for most bicycles; however, please ensure that you bike is in good working order before you leave on tour. If you are not the most mechanically minded we suggest that you get your bike looked at by a professional bike mechanic. In particularly we would suggest looking and adjusting all wheel spokes, greasing all your bearings, checking your brakes/gears cable, tighten all nuts and bolts, check chain, quick release clamps, tires and put in new inner tubes and check wheel rims are not worn. In addition make sure the bike is well serviced and ride it with as much care and attention as possible.

    We would also advise the following tools to accompany you on your tour: multi-tool, tyre levers, pump, 2 spare inner tube, if applicable, spares for any unique or high-tech items on your bike, e.g. fluid and bleed kit for hydraulic brakes.

    In terms of clothing this is clearly up to you and we can only supply a rough guide as to what to take. This guide is entirely flexible and should be tailored to your specific needs. Sunglasses, cycling footwear, Lightweight socks, 2 spare inner tubes for your bike,  long-sleeved thermal shirt -- lightweight trekking shorts, Padded cycling shorts (2 pairs) -- shorts, T-shirts (2) -- lightweight, long-sleeved shirt, Fleece jacket/pullover, Biking jacket -- waterproof (breathable fabric), Fingerless biking gloves -- warm gloves,  Headlamp - & spare bulbs/batteries, Toiletries -- basic first aid kit, Towel (small) – bike lock, , Sun Cream, Lip Balm. If you have any questions about this list please feel free to contact us.

    Is this trip for me?

    Absolutely! This trip is a fantastic challenge for anyone wanting to do something amazing for a great cause. There will be lots of like minded people on the trip all looking for the challenge of a lifetime and of course to meet new friends. Some people come with friends or family.Places are strictly limited so to avoid disappointment apply to join today.

    How fit do I need to be?

    People from all walks of life take part in the cycle. Most of the terrain is either flat or downhill so you require an average level of fitness to take part in this tour.

    Is there a minimum to be raised?

    A minimum of £1,250 needs to be raised to join the trip. 

    The aim?

    The aim is for each cyclist to raise £2,000.

    How much will the trip cost me?

    Please refer to the Date and Price tab.

    Does it matter when I raise the minimum?

    Yes. You need to have raised the minimum by the 1st of July. 

    What if I don't raise the minimum of £1,250. Can I still go on the trip?

    You can either choose to top up your fundraising to reach the minimum of £,1250 or you will forfeit your deposit and will not be able to join the trip.

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