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Alpine Panorama Route Lustenau - Montreux TO

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.

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 - 1'145m

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 1948m 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

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
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.

Prices & Dates

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
every day
Season 2
Aug 19, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
every day
Season 3
Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
every day
Alpine Panorama Route Lustenau - Montreux 9 days, CH-OSRRM-09X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1.025'-
335'-
1.059'-
335'-
1.089'-
335'-

Category: 3*-Hotels

Season 1
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
Aug 19, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
Season 3
Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Lustenau
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Montreux
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79'-
119'-
85'-
125'-
79'-
119'-
85'-
125'-
79'-
119'-
85'-
125'-
Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
115'-
249'-

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

  • 8 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

This tour has 1 more variation

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Shawn McLelland US | 16.09.2019
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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