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4 Alpine Panorama Route
4 Alpine Panorama Route
4 Alpine Panorama Route
4 Alpine Panorama Route
4 Alpine Panorama Route
4 Alpine Panorama Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Alpine Panorama Route

Alpine Panorama Route

St. Margrethen–Aigle
Alpine Panorama Route

Alpine Panorama Route

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.
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. A constant up and down in lovely, rolling Appenzell country, more forested and rugged in Toggenburg. A flat stretch in the alluvial Linth Plain before taking the Ziegerschlitz over the Klausenpass. Deep and powerful the Vierwaldstättersee, shallow the Sarnersee, Alpine the marshlands on the Glaubenbielenpass, gateway to Entlebuch, Gullies and hills in Emmental.

A breather in Bernese «cabbage country», limestone and detritus in the Sensegraben, cathedrals galore in Fribourg. Peaceful the landscape, man-made the lake: Lac de la Gruyère. The Gruyères Castle, a picture-postcard town. Idyll giving way to desolate Alpine pastures on Hongrin, with the occasional sound of army artillery fire. Relentless 1000 m height difference to the mild Rhone Valley.
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.
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. A constant up and down in lovely, rolling Appenzell country, more forested and rugged in Toggenburg. A flat stretch in the alluvial Linth Plain before taking the Ziegerschlitz over the Klausenpass. Deep and powerful the Vierwaldstättersee, shallow the Sarnersee, Alpine the marshlands on the Glaubenbielenpass, gateway to Entlebuch, Gullies and hills in Emmental.

A breather in Bernese «cabbage country», limestone and detritus in the Sensegraben, cathedrals galore in Fribourg. Peaceful the landscape, man-made the lake: Lac de la Gruyère. The Gruyères Castle, a picture-postcard town. Idyll giving way to desolate Alpine pastures on Hongrin, with the occasional sound of army artillery fire. Relentless 1000 m height difference to the mild Rhone Valley.
485 km | 9 Stages
Asphalted: 475 km
Natural surface: 10 km
7900 m | 7900 m
difficult

On road

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St. Margrethen
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Traffic volume
Good degree of fitness and traffic experience an advantage on this route. The entire route is asphalted (except alternative section Chüblisbüehl near Sörenberg)

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Aigle
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Accommodation

Hotel Isebähnli
Hotel Isebähnli
Au SG
B&B Das Gasthaus
B&B Das Gasthaus
Rheineck
Eggen-Hof
Eggen-Hof
Walzenhausen
Genossenschaft Hotel Linde
Genossenschaft Hotel Linde
Heiden
Hof Rosentürmli
Hof Rosentürmli
Thal
Tobelmüli
Tobelmüli
Thal-Staad
Schloss Wartegg
Schloss Wartegg
Rorschacherberg
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Lindenbühl
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Lindenbühl
Trogen
Hof Hohenwiesen
Hof Hohenwiesen
St. Gallen
Jugendherberge St. Gallen
Jugendherberge St. Gallen
St. Gallen
Hotel Linde
Hotel Linde
Teufen AR
Hof Fendrig
Hof Fendrig
Haslen
Am Brunnen B&B
Am Brunnen B&B
Stein AR
Strohgade
Strohgade
Appenzell
Café-Hotel Appenzell
Café-Hotel Appenzell
Appenzell
Hotel Café Adler
Hotel Café Adler
Appenzell
Appenzeller Erlebnisbauernhof - Lillybeizli
Appenzeller Erlebnisbauernhof - Lillybeizli
Urnäsch
Bed and Breakfast Diem
Bed and Breakfast Diem
Urnäsch
Hotel Krone
Hotel Krone
Urnäsch
Hof Stein
Hof Stein
Schwellbrunn
Bauernhof Hasenbüel
Bauernhof Hasenbüel
Dicken
BnB Casa Claudia
BnB Casa Claudia
St. Peterzell
Wirkstatt Auboden «Villa Gioia»
Wirkstatt Auboden «Villa Gioia»
Brunnadern
B&B / Camping Bächli
B&B / Camping Bächli
Bächli (Hemberg)
Brandhof
Brandhof
Bächli (Hemberg)
Bühler's Bauernhof
Bühler's Bauernhof
Bächli (Hemberg)
Gasthaus Rössli
Gasthaus Rössli
Bächli (Hemberg)
Hof Barenegg
Hof Barenegg
Hemberg-Bächli
B&B Ramsy Ranch
B&B Ramsy Ranch
Ebnat-Kappel
Sonnmatt Bergpension + Gesundheitszentrum
Sonnmatt Bergpension + Gesundheitszentrum
Ebnat-Kappel
Eichholz
Eichholz
St. Gallenkappel
BnB Entensee
BnB Entensee
Uznach
B&B Fäh
B&B Fäh
Kaltbrunn
Heubett
Heubett
Kaltbrunn
Brändliberg
Brändliberg
Weesen
Hämmerli-Hof
Hämmerli-Hof
Weesen
Parkhotel Schwert
Parkhotel Schwert
Weesen
Tutz
Tutz
Weesen
Hotel-Restaurant Flyhof
Hotel-Restaurant Flyhof
Weesen
Hotel Schwert
Hotel Schwert
Netstal
Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Braunwald
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
Linthal
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Linthal
im Bahnhof
im Bahnhof
Betschwanden
Berggasthaus Ratzi
Berggasthaus Ratzi
Spiringen
Gasthaus Urnerboden
Gasthaus Urnerboden
Urnerboden
Hof Ratismatt
Hof Ratismatt
Spiringen
Hostellerie Sternen
Hostellerie Sternen
Flüelen
Hotel Tourist
Hotel Tourist
Flüelen
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Wissig-Hof
Wissig-Hof
Seelisberg
Ferienhof Rüti
Ferienhof Rüti
Morschach
Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Holiday Park
Morschach
Chlosterhof
Chlosterhof
Brunnen
City-Hotel
City-Hotel
Brunnen
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Brunnen
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Brunnen
Seminarhotel Seeblick
Seminarhotel Seeblick
Emmetten
Jugendherberge Gersau
Jugendherberge Gersau
Gersau
Biohof Grubisbalm
Biohof Grubisbalm
Vitznau
See- & Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
See- & Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
Vitznau
B&B Bauernhof «Bächli»
B&B Bauernhof «Bächli»
Beckenried
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Beckenried
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Beckenried
Grossbächli
Grossbächli
Buochs
TCS Camping Buochs Vierwaldstättersee
TCS Camping Buochs Vierwaldstättersee
Buochs
Gasthof Schützenhaus Wil
Gasthof Schützenhaus Wil
Oberdorf NW
Etschenried-Hof
Etschenried-Hof
Obbürgen
Bauernhof Familie Waser
Bauernhof Familie Waser
Stans
TCS Camping Luzern - Horw
TCS Camping Luzern - Horw
Horw
Seehotel Pilatus
Seehotel Pilatus
Hergiswil
Bio Hof Eggmatt
Bio Hof Eggmatt
Alpnach Dorf
Landgasthof Schlüssel Alpnach
Landgasthof Schlüssel Alpnach
Alpnach Dorf
Alphütte Chilchschwand
Alphütte Chilchschwand
Ramserberg
B&B Restaurant Peterhof Garni
B&B Restaurant Peterhof Garni
Sarnen
Camping Seefeld Park Sarnen
Camping Seefeld Park Sarnen
Sarnen
Haus des Schweizer Rudersports
Haus des Schweizer Rudersports
Sarnen
Hotel Krone Sarnen
Hotel Krone Sarnen
Sarnen
Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Wilen (Sarnen)
Daniela’s BnB
Daniela’s BnB
Kerns
Erlebnisbauernhof Weid
Erlebnisbauernhof Weid
Kerns
Gästehaus Kloster Bethanien
Gästehaus Kloster Bethanien
St. Niklausen
Gasthaus Engel
Gasthaus Engel
Sachseln
Landgasthof Zollhaus
Landgasthof Zollhaus
Giswil
Camping International Sarnersee Giswil
Camping International Sarnersee Giswil
Giswil
Fluonalp Alpkäserei und Beizli
Fluonalp Alpkäserei und Beizli
Giswil
Hotel Bahnhof
Hotel Bahnhof
Giswil
Bauernhof Salwideli
Bauernhof Salwideli
Sörenberg
Berggasthaus Salwideli
Berggasthaus Salwideli
Sörenberg
Birkenhof
Birkenhof
Sörenberg
Hotel Rischli
Hotel Rischli
Sörenberg
Hotel Sörenberg
Hotel Sörenberg
Sörenberg
Rohrigmoos-Hof
Rohrigmoos-Hof
Flühli LU
Buchhütte
Buchhütte
Schangnau
Gasthof zum Löwen
Gasthof zum Löwen
Schangnau
Hof Kirchbühl
Hof Kirchbühl
Schangnau
Hotel Kemmeriboden-Bad
Hotel Kemmeriboden-Bad
Schangnau
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Heimberg
B&B Dragonfly
B&B Dragonfly
Thun
Congress Hotel Seepark
Congress Hotel Seepark
Thun
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Bookable offers

4 Alpine Panoramic Route: Rorschach-Montreux
4 Alpine Panoramic Route: Rorschach-Montreux
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Places

St. Margrethen
St. Margrethen
Rheineck
Rheineck
Heiden
Heiden
Trogen
Trogen
St. Gallen
St. Gallen
Stein AR
Stein AR
Appenzell
Appenzell
Urnäsch
Urnäsch
Schönengrund AR
Schönengrund AR
St. Peterzell
St. Peterzell
Hemberg
Hemberg
Wattwil
Wattwil
Ricken
Ricken
Uznach
Uznach
Schänis
Schänis
Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
Glarus
Glarus
Braunwald
Braunwald
Linthal
Linthal
Klausenpass
Klausenpass
Urnerboden
Urnerboden
Biel-Chinzig
Biel-Chinzig
Altdorf
Altdorf
Flüelen
Flüelen
Sisikon
Sisikon
Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Morschach
Morschach
Brunnen
Brunnen
Emmetten
Emmetten
Gersau
Gersau
Vitznau
Vitznau
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Buochs
Buochs
Bürgenstock
Bürgenstock
Stansstad
Stansstad
Stans
Stans
Alpnachstad
Alpnachstad
Pilatus
Pilatus
Sarnen
Sarnen
Flüeli-Ranft
Flüeli-Ranft
Sachseln
Sachseln
Giswil
Giswil
Schönbüel OW
Schönbüel OW
Brienzer Rothorn
Brienzer Rothorn
Sörenberg
Sörenberg
Schangnau
Schangnau
Thun
Thun
Wattenwil
Wattenwil
Riggisberg
Riggisberg
Rüeggisberg
Rüeggisberg
Schwarzenburg
Schwarzenburg
Freiburg (Fribourg)
Freiburg (Fribourg)
Rossens FR
Rossens FR
Corbières
Corbières
Bulle
Bulle
Gruyères
Gruyères
Moléson-sur-Gruyères
Moléson-sur-Gruyères
Montbovon
Montbovon
Rossinière
Rossinière
Rochers-de-Naye
Rochers-de-Naye
Les Mosses
Les Mosses
L'Etivaz
L'Etivaz
Leysin
Leysin
Villeneuve VD
Villeneuve VD
Aigle
Aigle
Schüpfheim
Schüpfheim
Escholzmatt
Escholzmatt
Marbach
Marbach
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Places of interest

Heldsberg fortress museum
Heldsberg fortress museum
Henry Dunant Museum
Henry Dunant Museum
Abbey District of St.Gallen
Abbey District of St.Gallen
City Lounge
City Lounge
Drei Weieren
Drei Weieren
Textile Museum
Textile Museum
The A.Vogel Show Garden at Teufen
The A.Vogel Show Garden at Teufen
Kronberg bob run and rope park
Kronberg bob run and rope park
Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
Main street Appenzell
Main street Appenzell
Freulerpalast
Freulerpalast
Mettmen-Alp climbing park
Mettmen-Alp climbing park
Rüti–Braunwald
Rüti–Braunwald
Via Ferrata climbing routes
Via Ferrata climbing routes
Tell museum
Tell museum
InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
Rütli
Rütli
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Aussichtsparadies Stoos-Fronalpstock
Aussichtsparadies Stoos-Fronalpstock
Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Holiday Park
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confeder
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confeder
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
Medieval town of Stans
Medieval town of Stans
Nidwalden Museum
Nidwalden Museum
Hergiswil Glassworks
Hergiswil Glassworks
Mount Pilatus
Mount Pilatus
Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
High Bridge, Kerns
High Bridge, Kerns
Mire landscapes Salwiden
Mire landscapes Salwiden
Mooraculum Sörenberg Entlebuch
Mooraculum Sörenberg Entlebuch
Kneipp facility in Flühli-Sörenberg
Kneipp facility in Flühli-Sörenberg
The «HD-Weg» near Habkern
The «HD-Weg» near Habkern
Schloss Thun
Schloss Thun
Lakes of Amsoldingen and Uebeschi
Lakes of Amsoldingen and Uebeschi
Abegg Foundation
Abegg Foundation
Gantrisch Rope Park
Gantrisch Rope Park
Rossgrabebrügg / Schwandbachbrügg
Rossgrabebrügg / Schwandbachbrügg
Gantrisch Nature Park
Gantrisch Nature Park
Schwarzenburg–Freiburg
Schwarzenburg–Freiburg
Sensler Museum
Sensler Museum
Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
Jean Tinguely/Niki de Saint Phalle
Loretto Oratory, Fribourg
Loretto Oratory, Fribourg
St. Nicholas Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
Urban golf - a first for Switzerland
Ste-Apolline bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)
Ste-Apolline bridge (Villars-sur-Glâne)
Museum of the Gruyère Region
Museum of the Gruyère Region
La Maison Cailler
La Maison Cailler
Castel of Gruyères
Castel of Gruyères
La Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy
La Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy
Moléson alpine cheese dairy
Moléson alpine cheese dairy
Montbovon – bridges on the «Cheese Road»
Montbovon – bridges on the «Cheese Road»
Alpine cheese making
Alpine cheese making
Lioson lake
Lioson lake
Alpine cheese making - Chalet Temeley
Alpine cheese making - Chalet Temeley
Gentiana botanical garden
Gentiana botanical garden
Revolving panoramic restaurant Kuklos
Revolving panoramic restaurant Kuklos
The Lapies
The Lapies
Castle of Aigle
Castle of Aigle
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Heiligenkreuz - a place of power
Heiligenkreuz - a place of power
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Swimming

Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
Outdoor swimming pool Heiden
Outdoor swimming pool Heiden
Unterrechstein spa Heiden
Unterrechstein spa Heiden
Drei Weieren St. Gallen
Drei Weieren St. Gallen
Outdoor swimming pool Lichtensteig
Outdoor swimming pool Lichtensteig
Swimming baths Altdorf
Swimming baths Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Flüelen lido
Lido Seelisberg
Lido Seelisberg
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Lido Horw
Lido Horw
Seefeld waterpark Sarnen
Seefeld waterpark Sarnen
Bathing complex Sachseln
Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Thun lakeside beach
Thun lakeside beach
Outdoor swimming baths Perle Eywald
Outdoor swimming baths Perle Eywald
Swimming pool Broc
Swimming pool Broc
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