7/1 - 3-day bike trip: Lake Geneva to Lucerne

We road out of Gland, a small town on Lake Geneva, at about 10am after a hearty breakfast. This first day leads us along the northern shore of Lake Geneva, with beautiful views of the lake, the vineyards, large estates, and beautiful towns.  We ride by Lausanne, through Vevey and Montreux to the eastern end of the lake and then up the Rhone river to Aigle. We arrive in Aigle in time for a couple of hours at the local pool, followed by a walking-tour around the castle, the convent and it's vineyards.
Day two starts early with an ascent out of the river-valley up to the Col du Pillon. From here we see the snowy peaks of Les Diablerets. Via Gstaad and the Simmenthal we quickly cover the many miles to Spiez. The refreshing cool of Lake Thun awaits us, and so does an other old, picturesque castle :-)
The following day we start by riding up and away from Lake Thun towards Schangnau. How scenic! The landscape is so picturesque as we ride along the valley and through the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch. Before heading down towards Lucerne we stop for sandwiches and refreshments. Finally in Lucerne we take another dip in the Lake before boarding the train back home.

1st day: Gland - Aigle: 77k
2nd day: Aigle - Spiez: 93k
3rd day: Spiez - Lucerne: 98k