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Grand Tour of Switzerland by motorcycle

Earn Your Mountain Passes Gold Medal

An indescribable feeling of freedom

Private Selection Hotels and “Swizzlybiker” - who has a degree in Professional Tourism, is a former-hotelier, Blogger and certified motorcycle tour guide - present three special motorcycle experiences. With his route suggestions, Andreas von Allmen - alias Swizzlybiker - shares his memories, his knowledge and experience with you and invites you to discover the indescribable feeling of freedom on the most beautiful and scenic of routes. At the end of each stage you will be made welcome by the hospitality and personalised charm of the Private Selection Hotels. The tours presented here are intended for self-driving participants and can be
booked all through the travel season 2019. For those who would like to join other like-minded Free-riders and share your passion for biking, our Swizzlybiker has reserved some dates during which he will personally accompany a small group of Free-riders through the most beautiful parts of our country.

Tip: Would you rather hook up with a group of like-minded Free-riders than travel alone? With a surcharge of CHF 150.– / EURO 132,– per person and per 3-night program we invite you to experience one or several parts of the «Grand Tour of Switzerland» and/or the «3-Country Alpine Tour» with our guide «Swizzlybiker». Dates of guided tour are between July 3 and 23, 2019 – ask us for the exact dates!!


Grand Tour of Switzerland – or: Earn Your Mountain Passes Gold Medal

The “Grand Tour of Switzerland” combines the highlights of Switzerland with the most attractive roads and scenery – as you go from Private Selection Hotel to Private Selection Hotel.

It is split into 9 stages and literally jam-packed with mountain passes. Our Tip: The Swiss Federation of Motorcyclists (FMS) is the national sporting authority for motor sports in Switzerland. Famous current and former motorcycle racers including Jacques Cornu, Tom Lüthi, Dominique Aegerter and Jesko Raffin are members of the FMS. It organises the annual FMS-Mountain Pass Challenge. 100 passes as well as 30 additional passes and one-way routes for you to cruise and earn a gold medal and certificate to keep. Experience our Grand Tour for yourself in one go – or split it into three 3-night sections. If you complete the suggested route with all the mountain passes and sign up to the FMS you’ll be sure of a podium place and at least a bronze medal!

The Low-Down - The Private Selection Hotels Grand Tour of Switzerland:

• Countless tourist and cultural sights and landmarks including 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, biospheres, natural wonders and breathtaking panoramas.

• Lakes: 22 lakes of over 0,5 km² along the route

• Recommended season: Summer (2nd half of June - October)

• Route: 1'806 km (1'122 miles)

• Passes: 25

• Highest Point of The Grand Tour: Furkapass, 2,429 m above sea level

Lowest Point of The Grand Tour: Lake Maggiore, 193 m above sea level


Please be aware that road closures or other unforeseeable conditions may result in route changes or diversions. Kindly follow respective road signs and indications.

Stage 1


From Lake Thun’s Riviera to Europe’s oldest covered wooden bridge

Start:BEATUS Wellness- & SPA-Hotel,Merligen am Thunersee
End:Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, Lucerne
Length:157 km
Passes and Waypoints:
Schallenberg, Pfaffenmoos, Blapbach, St. Joder


Stage 2


From the central Swiss «City of Lights» to Mark Twain’s «most charming place»

Start:
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, Lucerne
End:Hotels Alexander- & Gerbi, Weggis
Length:
168 km
Passes & Waypoints:
Brünig- and Sustenpass, Aareschlucht Meiringen


Stage 3


From Lake Lucerne to Lake Constance

Start:
Hotels Alexander- & Gerbi, Weggis
End:
Hotel Bad Horn, Horn
Length:
264 km (alternative route 159 km)
Passes & Waypoints:
Klausenpass, Riegelschwendi, Hulftegg, Sternenberg/Hörnli, Tannenberg


Stage 4


From Lake Constance to the regal Prättigau

Start:
Hotel Bad Horn, Horn
End:
Hotel Alpina, Klosters
Length:
173 km
Passes & Waypoints:
St. Anton, Ruppen, Leimensteig, Schwägalp, Wildhaus, St. Luzisteig
Recommended Stops:
Appenzell & Heidi Dorf in Maienfeld


Stage 5


From Grisons to Ticino

Start:
Hotel Alpina, Klosters
End:Boutique-Hotel Remorino, Minusio-Locarno
Length:
256 km
Passes & Waypoints:
Wolfgangpass, Flüelapass, San Bernardino
Recommended Stops:
Hotel Restaurant Castell, Zuoz and Ristorante Ospizio San Bernadino


Stage 6


From the south of Switzerland to the Four-thousanders

Start:
Boutique-Hotel Remorino, Minusio-Locarno
End:Saas-Fee or Zermatt: because the Hotel Ferienart Resort & SPA in Saas-Fee is beeing rebuilt this summer as the «Walliserhof Grand Hotel & SPA» and will remain closed the summer 2019, this stage will end at the Hotel Alpenhof in Zermatt.
Length:
215 km
Passes & Waypoints:
Gotthardpass with Tremola, Furkapass
Recommended Stops:
Grotto al due Ponti, Giornico / Zumdorf,  the smallest village in Switzerland  /Belvédère Ice cave at the Furkapass / Schlosskeller restaurant Brig


Stage 7


From the Four-thousanders to the vineyards of Romandie

Start:
Walliserhof Grand Hotel & SPA, Saas-Fee or Hotel Alpenhof, Zermatt
End:
Hotel La Barcarolle, Prangins bei Nyon
Length:
233 km
Passes & Waypoints:
Moosalp, Erde, Sapins, Raisin
Recommended Stops:
Lac Souterain. Saint-Léonard / Martigny / La Place du Marché, Vevey


Stage 8


From the vineyards at Lac Léman to the oldest chocolate brand of Switzerland

Start:
Hotel La Barcarolle, Prangins bei Nyon
End:
Hotel Cailler, Charmey (Greyerzerland)
Length:
227 km
Passes & Waypoints:
Col du Marchairuz, Col de l’Aiguillon, Col des Etroits, La Bullatone, La Tourne
Recommended Stops:
Le Pont, Vallée du Joux / Murten / Visit to the chocolate museum Cailler in Broc


Stage 9


From the world of chocolate back to the beautiful Beatus

Start:
Hotel Cailler, Charmey
End:BEATUS Wellness- & SPA-Hotel, Merligen
Length:
176 km
Passes & Waypoints:
Gurnigelpass, Interlaken, Trümmelbachfälle
Recommended Stops:
Justistal


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Would you like to book this offer? Then contact us via phone +41 41 368 10 05, send us an e-mail at info@privateselection.ch or fill in the enquiry form.

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The Private Selection Hotel Service AG is part of the guarantee fund of the Swiss tourism sector and ensures the repayment of your deposit paid in connection with the booking of a package as well as your return journey. For further details kindly ask Private Selection Hotels or on www.garantiefonds.ch.