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S: SWISS BIKE TRIP - 2009

BC: BOOK OF 2009 SWITZERLAND BICYCLE TRIP COMPILED BY SARA SCHNABEL & JIM BRENNEMAN PICTURES TAKEN BY JIM BRENNEMAN, PAUL SCHNABEL & SARA SCHNABEL

FC: SWISS LAKES, BERNESE OBERLAND & LAC d'ANNECY BICYCLE TRIP JUNE 2009 BICYCLE ADVENTURE CLUB

1: being silly | Our bike trip began in Geneva, Switzerland. We stayed near the airport in Ferney-Voltaire. | Farmers market in Ferney-Voltaire.

2: Ferney-Voltaire to Morges 34 miles along Lake Geneva

3: Morges is on Lake Geneva. Beautiful lake, interesting castle, & wonderful views.

4: We rode to the hill towns outside of Morges. Jim guided the group to the impressive castle in the distance. Bicycling is a fun way to explore the countryside. | Audrey Hepburn's grave

5: Pirate ship in the harbor as we left Morges | We took a ferry boat across the lake to Neuchatel | Morges to Neuchatel - 51 miles | Great medieval towns with wonderful views

6: We rode through Estayer Le Lac with frogs hanging over the street! | Paul and the knight armor | Interesting walled, medieval villages

7: We took a ferry boat across Lac Neuchatel to Neuchatel

8: Neuchatel | Neuchatel .... | ....to Gruyeres - 59 miles

9: Gruyeres is a very picturesque medieval village.

10: Cheese is made the old fashioned way up here. This area is famous for Gruyeres cheese. | Moleson | While in Moleson we toured the cheese factory and then took the fenicular to the ski resort. We had a very nice soup de chateau at a restaurant on the mountain. It was too windy to take the cable car to the very top.

11: We hiked back down to Gruyeres through cow pastures and past an old ski lift. Wonderful views on our way down! | Our hotel in Gruyeres

12: Wonderful fondue dinner in Gruyeres. | Sunset picture

13: Gruyeres to Berne - 50 miles | Great beer in Berne

14: Views around Berne | Albert Einstein's apartment in Berne

15: Sightseeing in Berne The cathedral, the clock tower, and a busy city street

16: Berne to Lauterbrunnen with a side trip to Oberdiessbach, the town that Jim's ancestors came from. 43+ miles

17: Castle in Thun | Great views along our way to Lauterbrunnen

18: Hotel Silberhorn in Lauterbrunnen | Paul played the alp horn.

19: We took the train to Wilderswil and then the cog railroad to Schynige Platte where we hiked and had wonderful views of the Eiger, Munch, and Jungfrau.

20: Lauterbrunnen to Chateau d'Oex 56+ miles We took a detour to Gstaad, the Aspen of Switzerland

21: View from our hotel Hostellerie Bon Accueil in Chateau d'Oex | Jim and Shelee riding up the Col des Mosses. This route was part of the 2009 Tour de France.

22: Aigle, Switzerland Home of UCI World Headquarters

23: Chamonix | Le Hameau Albert 1er, a wonderful 4-Star hotel overlooking Mont Blanc

24: Riding from Chamonix .... | Mont Blanc in the background

25: Ff | ....to Annecy Today was supposed to be 51 miles but due to a deviation (detour) we had to go an extra 15 miles over a steep pass. Part of today's route was also in the 2009 TdF! It was a long, hot day!

26: Annecy, the Venice of Haute Savoie | Olde town and the Bastille on the canal

27: Riding around Lac d'Annecy This was a time trial in the 2009 Tour de France. Beautiful views of the lake and a great pastry shop in Menthon.

28: ANNECY AT DUSK

29: Annecy to Ferney-Voltaire - 38 miles

30: Riding back through Geneva | Packing the bikes to fly home

31: We had a great bicycle trip in Switzerland and France! We enjoyed the wonderful towns, fantastic scenery, great food, and the fun times with the other bikers on our tour! Jim and Shelee | Fondue and gelato

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