Switzerlands most beautiful passes 

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.


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. 

approx. 90 km
1235 m
1370 m

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

On to Lake Lucerne: wild when the föhn wind blows. By ship to Beckenried and now in contrast: the shallow Sarnersee with its Obwalden «Brother Klaus» landscape. 

approx. 105 km
2310 m
2000 m

A treat for pedal-pushing fans: the Glaubenbielen Pass (1611m), the steep pass to Entlebuch. 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. Individual departure from Thun. 

approx. 75 km
2050 m
2070 m


This is the «King of all routes» in Veloland Switzerland! Passing between Lake Constance and Lake Thun, 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 wit 100% tarseal roads.

Services & Information

  • 3 nights with breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • shipping Gersau - Beckenried
  • carefully elaborated route
  • detailled tour documents
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-Hotline 


  • Parking in Appenzell. Approx. CHF 8.- per day.
  • Return travel by rail via Zurich and St. Gallen to Appenzell. Duration: approx. 4 hours. 

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