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Grand Alpine Circle Tour

Ascona | Lenzerheide | Celerina | Davos

from CHF 935.- for 4 nights

Prices per person in a double room

The offer is valid from 1 June to 24 October 2022 (depending on snow conditions on the passes)

Self drive round trip by Private Selection Hotels & Tours. Getting there is half the fun! The self-drive round trip through Graubünden - with a detour to Ticino - is the perfect adventure for experienced pass riders. Tip: Try out a current Tesla model at a special rate!

Day 1: from the rhine gorge to the palms

Recommended routes:
(driving time 2h50)

Start your self-drive tour in Chur or Landquart. For a special gorge experience we recommend the route from Bonaduz via Versam to Ilanz. This takes you high above the Rhine Gorge on a narrow road through adventurous natural rock tunnels. Take advantage of the stops next to the road to take a look down into the mighty Rhine Gorge, and in Versam you can descend to the Rhine. Along the Rhine on the sandbanks, a number of barbecue sites invite you to picnic. 

In Ilanz the trip continues along the Vorderrhein on the Oberalpstrasse to Distentis/Mustér. There you turn left into the Val Medel. Over the Lukmanier Pass you reach the sun-drenched Blenio Valley and Ticino. From Biasca you continue on to the historic Ticino cantonal capital Bellinzona - probably the most Italian city in Switzerland. Time for a break and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the three best preserved medieval castles of Bellinzona. With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, the imposing fortifications will amaze its visitors! 

Further south, Lake Maggiore will soon be in sight and so will your destination, adorned with palm trees and classic Ticino houses: Ronco sopra Ascona.

Let the day come to an end on the veranda of the boutique hotel La Rocca**** and enjoy one of the many risotti variations from the Ticino Risotto Master 2019 and chef Antonio.

Tips for your itinerary:

Easy, impressive hike from Valendas to Versam in the heart fot he Rhine Gorge: Infos 

Visit the UNESCO World heritage site of the three castles of Bellinzona: Infos

Day 2: Over the San Bernardino pass into Lenzerheide

Recommended routes:
(driving time approx. 2h)

After a rich breakfast with a view of Lake Maggiore, it is recommended to take an excursion to the Brissago Islands. Afterwards perhaps a coffee in the Piazza of Locarno? 

The next stage takes you via Bellinzona, past the castles of Mesocco and over the San Bernardino into the Hinterrheintal. And then it continues via Thusis and Muldain into Lenzerheide.

Relax in the largest hammam in the Swiss Alps and enjoy the mountain panorama from the brine bath in the Hotel Schweizerhof****S. Afterwards the hotel kitchen will spoil you with an exclusive 6-course gourmet menu. 

Tipps for your itinerary:

Trip to the Brissago Islands: Infos 

Visit to the historical centre of Ascona and Locarno: Infos

Market in Bellinzona (every Saturday morning until 13h00): Infos

Visit to the ruins of Castello Mesocco: Infos

Trip to the Viamala gorge: Infos

Day 3: Over the Julier pass into the Upper Engadine

Enjoy a gourmet breakfast at the Schweizerhof and explore the surroundings of Lenzerheide. The best way to do this is on a hike, for example to the Parpaner Rothorn or a bike tour with the hotel's own rental (e-)bikes to the Parpan alpine cheese dairy.

Recommended routes:
(driving time approx. 1h10)

Drive down to Tiefencastel and continue on the Julierstrasse over the Julier Pass into the Upper Engadine to Silvaplana and Celerina/St.Moritz.
Alternative route (1h10): Through the Albula valley past the municipalities of Filisur, Bergün and Preda and on the Albula pass road to La Punt, Samedan and Celerina/St.Moritz.
At the Cresta Palace Hotel****S in Celerina, a welcome aperitif awaits you on the sun terrace with a breathtaking view of the Engadine mountain scenery. End the evening with a good glass of Veltliner wine and a fine 4-course menu.
Tipps for your itinerary:

Visit to the Parplan alpine cheese dairy: Infos
Trip to the Parpaner Rothorn and 3-hour hike to Lenzerheide (or vice versa): Infos
Visit and lunch at the Albula railway museum (admission CHF 15.- per person) in Bergün: Infos
Visit Infoarena Albula tunnel: Infos
Easy hike to the Palpuognasee starting from Preda (about 30 minutes per trail)

Day 4: Over the Flüela Pass into the Prättigau

After an extensive breakfast from the buffet in the Cresta Palace, your last leg of your journey begins.

Recommended routes:
(driving time approx. 1h15)

Along the River Inn to Zernez - the ideal starting point for an excursion to the Swiss National Park! Continue to Susch, where you turn left onto the Flüela Pass road. This road will take you into the Prättigau region to Davos Platz. In the Hotel Grischa****S in Davos Platz a moderne house with lots of charm awaits you. Let the impressions of your self-drive journey sink in again and enjoy a last dinner in several courses.

Tipps for your itinerary:
Visit Swiss Nationalpark centre Zernez: Infos
Hike Val Trupchun: Infos

Day 5: Have a safe journey home!

Have an extensive breakfast before you start your journey home. Through the Prättigau region you can get to Landquart and from there in all directions.

Possibilities to extend your stay:

(accessible via side streets)

  • Chalet Silvretta Hotel & Spa**** in Samnaun
    Via Samnaunerstrasse you reach the duty-free holiday village. Experience the mountain summer on the varied hiking and biking trail network of Samnaun/Ischgl.

Exclusive: TESLA test drive at a special price

Is sustainable mobility also close to your heart? Then try a current Tesla model at special rates.
High comfort, renewable energy, impressive performance, innovative technology, tranquillity and sensation - these are the characteristics that characterise your driving experience with the Tesla.

  • CHF 920.- for 5 days, pick up in lucerne or by arrangement

Services included

  • 4 nights in the Private Selection Hotels:  
    1 night in the boutique hotel La Rocca**** in Ronco sopra Ascona
    1 night in the Hotel Schweizerhof****S in Lenzerheide
    1 night at the Cresta Palace Hotel****S in Celerina
    1 night in Hotel Grischa****S in Davos Platz
  • Rich breakfast buffet in the mornings
  • Multi-course half board dinner in the evening
  • Free use of the hotel infrastructure incl. wellness area (where available)
  • Parking in all 4 hotels
  • Entrance fee for the Brissago Islands
  • Route and map information including interactive route app with navigation function

Bookable in addition:
Rental of a current TESLA model at a special rate: CHF 920.- for 5 days, pick up in Lucerne or by arrangement

Prices per person

Price per person for 4 nights:

•    CHF 935.- per person in a double room 

•    CHF 1'110.- in a single room 

Supplement superior room for 4 nights:

•    CHF 135.- per person in a double room 

•    higher single room categories on request


Would you like to book this offer? Then contact us via phone +41 41 368 10 05, send us an e-mail at 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