Who we are
SWISS TOURER is a new concept with the aim to pass on knowledge and experience to all those who would like to plan and carry out a bike tour of their dreams on their own.
We are based in the scenic Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where the SWISS TOURER bike shop is located and where most of the workshops take place. In the northern hemisphere winter months we plan to run workshops and tours in tropical countries.
SWISS TOURER is not a tour operator with a tourist guide and a fixed travel route, but merely helps their customers to successfully complete their bike trip according their preferences.
Chris (49) is Swiss and Liechtensteiner, has traveled to almost 60 countries and many of them by bike. He lived as an expat for 5 years in Japan, 4 ½ years in New Zealand and a full year in Mumbai, India. He is fluent in German, French, English and Japanese. In New Zealand, he has created and ran the company "Cycle Touring Academy" from which SWISS TOURER emerged. His philosophy is to see life from the exciting, bright and positive side, to turn every day into a new adventure and to share his experiences with people from different cultures. In particular with people who are enthusiastic about cycling.
Chris has a degree in mechanical engineering, runs his own bike shop in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and shares his skills and experiences with a lot of enthusiasm with everyone who wants to discover the fascinating world of bicycle traveling.
Chris loves cities and metropolitan live just as much as nature and has a keen interest in history. He is also a professional yoga teacher (TTC500) and yoga therapist who has focuses his work on the Niyama Swadyaya (self-realization)- more information. The application of his knowledge in Yoga & Swadyaya and his interest in healthy nutrition helps his customers and himself to live life in a happy manner, while remaining youthful and fit in his body and mind.
Angela is Spanish national, but has lived in Zurich all her life. She’s aged 55, mother of four adult children, very active and full of energy and enthusiasm. Angela is fluent in German, Spanish and Italian. She has been working in sales throughout her life and beside her current occupation she’s responsible for the presentation and marketing of our bike shop. Also she currently is working on a SWISS TOURER project related to healthy nutrition. With her experience on the subject should provide many benefits, particularly to SWISS TOURER customers who are slightly overweight.
She has helped to improve many aspects of SWISS TOURER courses, of course in particular those related to healthy eating.
After a severe illnesses and many surgeries, Angela has lost 24 kg in 4.5 months without ever feeling hungry because she has changed her diet. Angela's secret is not just her knowledge about nutrition, but above all because she puts her knowledge into practice with creativity, enthusiasm and commitment. At the end of the day, despite a diet that imposes severe restrictions, she is able to create sufficient diversity you never get bored.
Angela's project will soon be published as a part of the SWISS TOURER or a separate website.