Easy riding – or so we initially think. Yes, admittedly there are less vertical climbs, but these are replaced by endless steady slopes and what seems to be a cat-cradled route without end. On the positive side, are mainly off-road and riding through the skirts of the Alps – an experience that will stay with us for a long time. Then we drop into Lausanne – the contrast almost too harsh, but not quite. Rural riding is fun, but after a few days I am hungry for the colour and atmosphere of urban life, and Lausanne has it all in abundance. We opt to stay in a campsite that is teeming with every nationality and caters for our every need.
At 27 Swiss Francs, this is a reasonably priced site, considering the location. The restaurant overlooks the lake and offers a view most 5-star hotels would charge a premium for. We are well satisfied.