Motorbike Tour - East-West, Stage I

St. Margrethen - Disentis

Schlosswiese

Schlosswiese

Zernez Kirchturm

Zernez Kirchturm

Brail

Brail

Schloss

Schloss

Bahnhof Bergün

Bahnhof Bergün

Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Bergün - Schneesportgebiet Darlux

Bergün - Schneesportgebiet Darlux

Bergün Dorf

Bergün Dorf

Berggasthaus Hoher Hirschberg

Berggasthaus Hoher Hirschberg

Dorf Appenzell

Dorf Appenzell

Appenzell - Flugschule

Appenzell - Flugschule

Appenzell Innerrhoden, Dorf - Appenzellerland

Appenzell Innerrhoden, Dorf - Appenzellerland

Hoher Hirschberg

Hoher Hirschberg

Appenzell - Flugschule 2

Appenzell - Flugschule 2

Appenzell - Downtown

Appenzell - Downtown

Vue depuis l'Hotel Heiden

Vue depuis l'Hotel Heiden

Hotel Heiden, Heiden AR mit Blick über den Bodensee

Hotel Heiden, Heiden AR mit Blick über den Bodensee

Skihaus Osteregg, 9107 Urnäsch

Skihaus Osteregg, 9107 Urnäsch

Urnäsch - Schweiz, Appenzell Ausserrhoden: Alpstein, Appenzellerland

Urnäsch - Schweiz, Appenzell Ausserrhoden: Alpstein, Appenzellerland

Wildhaus Oberdorf

Wildhaus Oberdorf

Wildhaus im Toggenburg

Wildhaus im Toggenburg

Wildhaus Gamserrugg

Wildhaus Gamserrugg

Wildhaus Berggasthaus Gamsalp

Wildhaus Berggasthaus Gamsalp

Wildhaus Freienalp

Wildhaus Freienalp

Centro Gioventù e Sport Olivone

Centro Gioventù e Sport Olivone

Eglise

Eglise

Gendusas

Gendusas

Disentis dir. nord

Disentis dir. nord

Disentis

Disentis

Disentis - Lai Alv

Disentis - Lai Alv

Klosters - Madrisa Nord

Klosters - Madrisa Nord

Klosters - Sportzentrum Klosters

Klosters - Sportzentrum Klosters

Klosters - Snowgarden

Klosters - Snowgarden

Klosters - Gotschna

Klosters - Gotschna

Klosters - Christlis

Klosters - Christlis

Splügen Tanatzhöhe Skigebiet

Splügen Tanatzhöhe Skigebiet

Splügen - historischer Dorfkern

Splügen - historischer Dorfkern

Biasca

Biasca

Appartment Hotel Residenz La Mora La Punt Chamues

Appartment Hotel Residenz La Mora La Punt Chamues

In three day-tours from Eastern Switzerland to Geneva. The tour begins in St. Margrethen and travels via Heiden and Trogen to Appenzell. Nowhere else in Switzerland does the landscape change from a hilly region, such as the one in the Mittelland, to the Alpine mountain world as abruptly as in the Alpstein region. The tour continues via Urnäsch to Neu St. Johann in Toggenburg, the valley of the Churfirsten.

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Route

St. Margrethen – Heiden – Trogen – Appenzell – Urnäsch – Neu St. Johann – Wildhaus – Gams – Klosters – Wolfgangpass – Flüelapass – Susch – Zernez – La Punt – Albulapass – Bergün – Thusis – Splügen – San Bernardino Pass – Biasca – Olivone – Passo del Lucomagno – Disentis

Highest Elevations

  • Flüela Pass, 2383 m
  • Albula Pass, 2312m
  • San Bernardino Pass, 2065m
  • Lukmanier Pass, 1914m
  • Wolfgang Pass, 1631m

Description

Via Wildhaus the tour travels to Sargans, Landquart and Klosters. It then rolls over the Wolfgang Pass to Davos and over the Flüela Pass into the Engadin, one of Europe’s highest inhabited valleys, over 80 kilometers long. Alongside the Inn River the journey goes to Zernez and Zuoz up to La Punt, the starting point of the Albula Pass route that leads to Bergün.

From Preda/Bergün the route continues alongside the Albula railway line. Countless viaducts, tunnels, bridges and three spiral tunnels were necessary to overcome the altitude difference on the route. From Thusis, the motorbikers travel on the main road and on the Autobahn (Expressway) through the Graubünden Vacation Region of Splügen/Rheinwald to Hinter Rhine. While the Autobahn disappears in a tunnel before emerging at the village of San Bernardino, the pass road leads to a mystical high moor landscape with reflecting bodies of water and glacial striations, and further on to the San Bernardino Pass (2065 meters above sea level) and the beautiful mountain lake, Lago Moesola.

The Bernardino Route is for motorbikers who want to travel from Eastern Switzerland to Ticino - an alternative to the Gotthard Pass. The journey continues via Roveredo, Biasca and Olivone in the Blenio Valley to the Lukmanier Pass and then to Disentis in the Surselva area, the destination of this tour. Disentis and Sedrun, located at the origin of the Rhine River, are modern towns, which are nevertheless deeply rooted in traditional culture. In the upper part of the Surselva area Romansh is spoken, Switzerland’s fourth language.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

2 Comments

  • 1
    David

    Hi João. Try www.motorbike-tours.ch best regards

    Monday, Apr 30, 2012 10:42 AM

  • 2
    João Tosmann

    Were I can rent a bike to the motorsbikes tours? Could you help me with this information? Thasks. João from Brasil.

    Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 2:02 PM

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