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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 - 1'145 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 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

The mighty Vierwaldstättersee with its impressive panorama. In contrast, the shallow Sarnersee in Obwalden. A treat for pedal-pushing fans: the Glaubenbielen Pass (1611m),a steep pass into the Entlebuch.

approx. 55 km
1'440 m
720 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

Tour 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 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
every day
Season 2
May 30, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
every day
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
every day
Alpine Panorama Route Lustenau - Montreux 9 days TO, CH-OSRRM-09X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'069.-
349.-
1'115.-
349.-
1'165.-
349.-

Category: 3*-Hotels

Season 1
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
May 30, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Lustenau
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Montreux
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
75.-
115.-
85.-
125.-
75.-
115.-
85.-
125.-
75.-
115.-
85.-
125.-
Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
125.-
259.-

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

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

Not included: 

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

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

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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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