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    Anyone here done the Swiss route 5 (Mittelland Route)

    I'm planning on trying this tour next month but I've never done any long range cycling before, most I've done is like 60k in one day. Any pointers? Any idea of how long it will take? Is three and a half days too optimistic? Also is it recommended to buy a special map for this tour or will a regular road map do? I know they have signs all telling you where to go, I see them all over the place, but are they easy to miss?

    Here is the route:
    Mittelland Route - Schweiz Mobil - Veloland

    Here is my FB page to document and share the ride:
    https://www.facebook.com/peacerideHi...akiSwitzerland

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    Never heard of this route. Sounds fun. Also sounds smooth. Might good to get a few more long days in to see how you handle it. 100 km a day is pretty average touring day, so I think 3 and a half days is reasonable except for the part where you haven't ever ridden much more than half that. Doesn't mean you can't handle it, but there's no one on the internet who can answer that better than an actual 100 km loaded ride can. Also it says that it's mostly paved. If that's case, smooth tires might make the ride a little easier/faster. Have fun.

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    Thanks Rob. This weekend I'm going to to a test ride Sunday to see how much I can do in a day, I'll report back here when I'm done.

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    Hi just as an update I did a test ride today and went 141k over a period of about 8 hours. But actually it was pretty hard and I think 100k or 120k would be more realistic for me.

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