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.

Itinerary

approx. 75 km
1'835 m
1'620 m
approx. 105 km
1'985 m
2'145 m
approx. 85 km
1'635 m
945 m

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.

approx. 55–70 km
835–885 m
1'435–1'490 m

From «cabbage country» through the rugged Sense ravines to Fribourg im Üechtland. 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 Gruyère, land of «Crème de la Gruyère» and black and white cows. On a hill, the tiny castle town of Gruyère with its busy mass of tourists.

approx. 95 km
1'675 m
1'520 m

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.

approx. 65–95 km
1'330–1'465 m
1'645–1'815 m

Characteristic

This is 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 wit 100% tarseal roads.

The Alpine Panorama Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Services & Information

  • 7 nights with breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Shipping Gersau - Beckenried (bicycle included)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailled tour documents
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-Hotline

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

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