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Alpine Panorama Route Lustenau - Montreux

Cycling: Alpine Panorama Route

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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Itinerary

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

approx. 55 – 70 km
1'240 – 1'685 m
830 – 1'145 m

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. 70 – 80 km
1'060 – 1'300 m
890 – 1'135 m

On the climb to the Klausenpass: the Urnerboden, the largest Swiss alp. On the other side of the 1'948 m pass the Schächental, a mountain landscape with the traditional farming method of moving livestock from one grazing ground to the next. 

approx. 75 km
1'585 m
1'800 m

The mighty Vierwaldstättersee with its impressive panorama. In contrast, the shallow Sarnersee in Obwalden. A treat for pedal-pushing fans: the Glaubenbielen Pass (1'611 m), a steep pass into the Entlebuch.

approx. 55 km
1'440 m
720 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 – 70 km
835 – 885 m
1'435 – 1'490 m

From «cabbage country» through the rugged Sense ravines to Fribourg in 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. 65 – 95 km
1'330 – 1'465 m
1'645 – 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

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Rorschach/surrounding
  Season 1
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

every day
Season 2
21.05.2022 - 09.09.2022

every day
Alpine Panorama Route Rorschach - Montreux 9 days TO, CH-OSRRM-09X
Base price
1'129.-
1'179.-
Surcharge Single Room 325.- 325.-

Category: 3*-hotels

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
every day
Alpine Panorama Route Rorschach - Montreux 9 days TO, CH-OSRRM-09X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'129.-
325.-
1'179.-
325.-

Category: 3*-hotels

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Rorschach/surrounding
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Montreux
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Rorschach/surrounding
  Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

every day
Rorschach/surrounding
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Montreux
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
145.-
289.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 8 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

Note: 

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

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Parking garage in Rorschach, 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.

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Shawn McLelland US | 15.09.2019
Fantastic Route!
This is a challenging route with significant elevation gain, but so worth it! The views are spectacular and hotel destinations were awesome.

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