Crossing the Swiss alps from Lake Constance to Lake Geneva surely is a classic route. The Alpine Panorama Route crosses the northern Alpine region with its many high passes and gorges. You will find a region so rich in its culture with beautiful vista, settlements and mountain farms. This route will seem strenuous for many and you will need to be trained. It will be a stamina testing trip but you will be rewarded with spectacular views which will last in your memory for many years.
You will follow the King of all routes as it is known in Veloland Switzerland! You will be cycling between two of its great lakes, Lake Constance and Lake Geneva. This 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 are a must here, indeed this is the only signposted cycle route in Switzerland which is 100% tarmac roads.
Lustenau (Lake Constance)
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrival during the day to the town of Lustenau which is located to the east of Lake Constance right on the Austrian / Switzerland border.
Uphill and down dale in rolling Appenzell, where it’s said that «every second house is a tavern». The 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.
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.
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.
Wild when the föhn wind blows: the mighty Vierwaldstättersee with its impressive panorama. In contrast, the shallow Sarnersee with its Obwalden «Brother Klaus» landscape. A treat for pedal-pushing fans: the Glaubenbielen Pass (1611m), the steep pass to Entlebuch.
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.
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.
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.
Depart after breakfast.
Fly into Zurich or Munich airport and then by train to Lustenau. Zurich is the closest. On departure fly out of Geneva or Zurich airports.
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