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.

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A constant up and down in the hilly Appenzellerland; "every second house a Beiz", they say. It is a peculiar and peaceful farming country, a finely structured landscape at the foot of the Säntis, characterized by quaint dialect and mischievous wit.

approx. 75 km
1'835 m
1'620 m

The Toggenburg is richer in forest and harsher. A notched, humpy landscape, where water once ruled over death and work. Below, the alluvial plain of Linth, "Ziegerland" with huge limestone walls, Glarus once a textile region of world importance. On the ascent to the Klausen Pass, the Urnerboden, the largest Swiss alp, and beyond the 1'948-meter high pass, the Schächental, a mountain landscape with traditional, step-by-step farming.

approx. 105 km
1'985 m
2'145 m

Wild when the foehn blows: the mighty Lake Lucerne with its impressive panorama. Lovely, on the other hand, the shallow Sarnersee with the Obwaldner Bruder-Klausen landscape. A treat for those who like to take the bend: the panoramic road on the Glaubenbielenpass, a flight of fancy into the Entlebuch.

approx. 85 km
1'635 m
945 m

After the alpine marshland in rain-rich Glaubenbielen you arrive at the biosphere reserve around Schrattenfluh. Not less enchanting: the hills and dales of the Emmental, classic, pre-alpine rolling countryside.

approx. 55 to 70 km
835 to 885 m
1'435 to 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 river 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

Much Quieter in Obergreyerz and uphill through lonely, rugged Alpine pastures to Hongrin, occasionally resounding with army artillery fire. Intoxicating 1'000 m descent to the mildness of the Rhonetal, a sensuous downhill run through all climate zones.

approx. 96 km
1'465 m
1'815 m

Tour character

This is the «King of all routes» in Veloland Switzerland! Passing between Lake Constance and Lake Geneva, the Alpine Panorama Route rises up to 2'000 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. 

Find more information about the region here.

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 (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-Hotline

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)


  • Parking garage in Rorschach possible, no reservation possible, payable on site.
  • Return travel by rail from Montreux to Rorschach, duration approx. 4.5 hours.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge. 

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