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Challenging Swiss Alpine 9-day Self-guided Cycling Tour

  • 9days
  • Switzerland

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Swiss Alps Self-guided Cycling Tour

Alpine Panorama Route, Switzerland's most beautiful passes, approx. 470-540 kms in 9 days

The Alpine Panorama Route crosses the northern Alpine foreland with its many passes and gorges, tradition-rich culture, settlements and mountain farms. The strenuous, stamina-testing trip is rewarded with spectacular views.

Tour character: challenging

This the «King of all routes» in Veloland Switzerland! Passing between Lake Constance and Lake Geneva, the Alpine Panorama Route rises up to 2000 meters above sea level and crosses several major and minor mountain passes. Hard to conquer, sensational in terms of the view! Road bikes can be used here, since this is the only signposted cycle route in Switzerland with 100% sealed roads

Included in the Swiss Alps Cycling Tour:

  • 8 x nights accommodation with breakfast
    Daily luggage transport
    shipping Gersau - Beckenried (bicycle included)
    carefully elaborated route
    detailed tour documents
    GPS-data available

Arrival / parking / departure:

  • Parking at Altfeld near train station St. Margrethen, costs CHF 5.-/day, no reservation possible, fees to be paid locally
    Return travel by rail from Montreux to St. Margrethen, time approx. 4.5 hours

Departures any day from 1st June to 13th October 2019

If you would like to rent a bike (108 euro) or e-bike (235 euro) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Lustenau

  • Day 2

    Lustenau – Urnasch/Hemberg, approx. 55 - 70km, ↑ 1'240 – 1'685 ↓830 – 1'145

    Uphill and down dale in rolling Appenzell, where it͛s said that «every second house is a tavern». Friendly farming country with its own character, a finely structured landscape at the foot of the Santis, marked by a quaint dialect and a dry wit.

  • Day 3

    Urnasch/Hemberg – Linthal, approx. 70 - 80km, ↑ 1'060 – 1'300 ↓890 – 1'135

    Toggenburg more forested and rugged, a land of nooks and crannies where water once provided work and death. Below the alluvial Linth plain, «Zigerland» with mighty limestone cliffs, Glarus once a textile region of international importance.

  • Day 4

    Linthal – Klausenpass – Beckenried, approx. 75km, ↑ 1'585 ↓ 1'800

    On the climb to the Klausenpass: the Urnerboden, the largest Swiss alp. On the other side of the 1948m pass the Schachental, a mountain landscape with the traditional farming method of moving livestock from one grazing ground to the next.

  • Day 5

    Beckenried – Sorenberg, approx. 55km, ↑ 1'440 ↓720

    Wild when the fohn wind blows: the mighty Vierwaldstattersee with its impressive panorama. In contrast, the shallow Sarnersee with its Obwalden «Brother Klaus» landscape. A treat for pedal-pushing fans: the Glaubenbielen Pass (1611m), the steep pass to Entlebuch.

  • Day 6

    Sorenberg - Thun, approx.. 55 - 70 km, ↑835 - 885 ↓ 1'435 - 1'490

    After the alpine marshland in rain-rich Glaubenbielen now the biosphere reserve around Schrattenfluh. No less enchanting: the hills and dales of the Emmental, classic, pre-alpine rolling countryside.

  • Day 7

    Thun - Gruyeres, approx. 95 km, ↑ 1'675 ↓ 1'520

    From «cabbage country» through the rugged Sense ravines to Fribourg im Uechtland. The old city with its cathedral and 200 gothic house facades enjoys a picturesque position in a loop of the Saane. Delightful landscape and a man-made lake: Lac de la Gruyere, land of «Crème de la Gruyere» and black and white cows. On a hill, the tiny castle town of Gruyere with its busy mass of tourists.

  • Day 8

    Gruyeres – Aigle/Montreux, approx. 65 - 95 km, ↑ 1'330 – 1'465 ↓ 1'645 – 1'815

    Quieter in Obergreyerz and uphill through lonely, rugged Alpine pastures to Hongrin, occasionally resounding with army artillery fire. Intoxicating 1000m descent to the mildness of the Rhonetal, a sensuous downhill run through all climate zones.

  • Day 9

    Departure or extend your stay, Ask us about extra nights

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Car rental in Switzerland

If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.

Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.

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