Motorbike Tour - South-North, Stage II

Altdorf - Basel

Küssnacht SZ › Nord: am Rigi, Rigi-Seebodenalp, Alp Ruodisegg

Küssnacht SZ › Nord: am Rigi, Rigi-Seebodenalp, Alp Ruodisegg

Küssnacht SZ › Nord-West: Cham - Sempachersee

Küssnacht SZ › Nord-West: Cham - Sempachersee

Küssnacht SZ: Grossarni - Rigi - Pilatus - Bürgenstock - Golf Club Küssnacht

Küssnacht SZ: Grossarni - Rigi - Pilatus - Bürgenstock - Golf Club Küssnacht

Küssnacht SZ › Süd-Ost: Vierwaldstättersee - Küssnacht

Küssnacht SZ › Süd-Ost: Vierwaldstättersee - Küssnacht

Küssnacht SZ: Skilifte Seebodenalp

Küssnacht SZ: Skilifte Seebodenalp

Brunnen: Port de

Brunnen: Port de

Brunnen: Mositunnel Nord

Brunnen: Mositunnel Nord

Brunnen: Vierwaldstättersee - Fronalpstock

Brunnen: Vierwaldstättersee - Fronalpstock

Brunnen: Seehotel Waldstätterhof

Brunnen: Seehotel Waldstätterhof

Delémont

Delémont

Altdorf: Lehnplatz

Altdorf: Lehnplatz

Altdorf › Ost: Restaurant Nussbäumli

Altdorf › Ost: Restaurant Nussbäumli

Altdorf: Live Wetter (Gitschenblick)

Altdorf: Live Wetter (Gitschenblick)

Altdorf: Ski und Wandergebiet Eggbergen - 1450müM

Altdorf: Ski und Wandergebiet Eggbergen - 1450müM

Altdorf: Live Wetter (Bristenblick)

Altdorf: Live Wetter (Bristenblick)

Luzern: Vignes

Luzern: Vignes

Luzern

Luzern

Luzern: Stadt - Kasernenplatz

Luzern: Stadt - Kasernenplatz

Luzern: Dampfschiff Vierwaldstättersee

Luzern: Dampfschiff Vierwaldstättersee

Luzern: Kapellbrücke

Luzern: Kapellbrücke

Luzern: A2 - Kriens - Süd Richtung Basel

Luzern: A2 - Kriens - Süd Richtung Basel

Luzern: Die Stadt. Der See. Die Berge

Luzern: Die Stadt. Der See. Die Berge

Rothenburg: Mount Pilatus Panorama

Rothenburg: Mount Pilatus Panorama

Luzern: Waldstätterstrasse by onlineumfragen.com

Luzern: Waldstätterstrasse by onlineumfragen.com

Luzern: Vierwaldstättersee

Luzern: Vierwaldstättersee

Luzern: Hausberg Pilatus

Luzern: Hausberg Pilatus

Sempach: Sempachersee

Sempach: Sempachersee

Sempach › Ost: Sempachersee

Sempach › Ost: Sempachersee

Sempach: Die kleine Stadt am See

Sempach: Die kleine Stadt am See

Grossbasel: Biozentrum Universität

Grossbasel: Biozentrum Universität

Bruderholz

Bruderholz

Basel: Voltaplatz

Basel: Voltaplatz

Basel: Marktplatz

Basel: Marktplatz

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Blaues und weisses Haus

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Blaues und weisses Haus

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Münster

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Münster

Basel: Webcam aus dem Langen Loh 79 in - Europa

Basel: Webcam aus dem Langen Loh 79 in - Europa

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Mittlere Brücke

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Mittlere Brücke

Basel: Barfüsserplatz

Basel: Barfüsserplatz

Basel: Hotel Krafft

Basel: Hotel Krafft

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Les Trois Rois

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Les Trois Rois

Klein-Basel: Basel - Hotel Krafft

Klein-Basel: Basel - Hotel Krafft

Basel: Livespotting - Hotel Les Trois Rois

Basel: Livespotting - Hotel Les Trois Rois

Kanton Solothurn: Weissenstein, Jura

Kanton Solothurn: Weissenstein, Jura

Solothurn

Solothurn

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Vitznau: Vierwaldstättersee - Beckenried

Vitznau: Vierwaldstättersee - Beckenried

Ennenda: Blick von Bergstation Aeugstenbahn ins Glarnerland

Ennenda: Blick von Bergstation Aeugstenbahn ins Glarnerland

Glarus: Kantonsspital

Glarus: Kantonsspital

Zofingen: BLEICHE AG

Zofingen: BLEICHE AG

Hinterthal: Hoch-Ybrig: Bergstation Sternen

Hinterthal: Hoch-Ybrig: Bergstation Sternen

Hinterthal: Muotathal

Hinterthal: Muotathal

Weissenstein

Weissenstein

The second part of the South-North Tour begins in the Urner Reuss Valley (Altdorf) and ends in Basel. The Tour leads first across the Klausen Pass to Glarus. The Klausen Pass Road was first built in 1948; its highest elevation is 1948 meters.

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Route

Altdorf – Klausenpass – Glarus – Klöntaler See – Pragelpass – Muotathal – Brunnen – Vitznau – Küssnacht a. R. – Luzern – Sempach – Hochdorf – Mosen – Schongau – Fahrwangen – Seon – Gränichen – Unterkulm – Schöftland - Zofingen – Balsthal – Welschenrohr – Balmber – Solothurn – Weissenstein – Moutier – Souboz – Soulce – Courfaivre – Delémont – Laufen – Basel

Highest Elevations

  • Klausen Pass, 1948m
  • Pragel Pass, 1550m
  • Weissenstein, 1284m
  • Bööler Pass, 648 m

(Closed to vehicular traffic on weekends)

Description

Not far from Glarus is the Klöntal Valley with Lake Klöntal (Klöntalersee). The ride continues over the Pragel Pass to the Muota Valley in Canton Schwyz. From here General Suworow’s Army fled to Glarus in 1799. The Muota Valley is famous for its weather frogs – indigenous, sensitive weather prognosticators – and for the 200-km-long karst cave system of the Hölloch.
The tour continues via Brunnen and alongside Lake Lucerne to Küssnacht and Lucerne

Among the architectural highlights is the futuristic Culture and Congress Center designed by the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. Among the outstanding characteristics of the city is the covered medieval Chapel Bridge with its gable paintings. It is one of Europe’s oldest covered wooden bridges. The tour then travels from Lake Lucerne to the historic town of Sempach, located on Lake Sempach, and further on to Seetal, along the lakes Baldeggersee and Hallwilersee, passing the little known villages of Hochdorf, Schongau and Fahrwangen. From Seon the motorbikers roll over the Breitenberg to Gränichen into the Wynental Valley, and from Unterkulm over the Bööler Pass to Schöftland in the Suhren Valley.

The next stop on this tour is the medieval Old Town of Zofingen. Subsequently, the tour continues via Balsthal, Welschenrohr and across the Balmberg to Solothurn. Its Old Town is one of Switzerland’s most compact, featuring many Baroque highlights and French influences. The tour then travels via Moutier to Courfaivre, Delémont and to its final destination, Basel, located at the three-country-corner, where Switzerland, Germany and France meet.

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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.

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