Motorbike Tour - East-West, Stage I

St. Margrethen - Disentis

Zernez: Kirchturm

Zernez: Kirchturm

Bergün: Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Bergün: Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Naz: Schlittelbahn Preda-Bergün

Naz: Schlittelbahn Preda-Bergün

Bergün: Kurhaus

Bergün: Kurhaus

Bergün: Bahnhof

Bergün: Bahnhof

Bergün: Dorf

Bergün: Dorf

Appenzell: Hoher Hirschberg

Appenzell: Hoher Hirschberg

Appenzell: Flugschule

Appenzell: Flugschule

Appenzell: Flugschule

Appenzell: Flugschule

Appenzell: Dorf

Appenzell: Dorf

Eggerstanden: Berggasthaus Hoher Hirschberg

Eggerstanden: Berggasthaus Hoher Hirschberg

Appenzell: Dorf - Appenzellerland

Appenzell: Dorf - Appenzellerland

Heiden AR: Vue depuis l'Hotel

Heiden AR: Vue depuis l'Hotel

Heiden AR: Hotel - AR mit Blick über den Bodensee

Heiden AR: Hotel - AR mit Blick über den Bodensee

Urnäsch: Skihaus Osteregg, 9107

Urnäsch: Skihaus Osteregg, 9107

Urnäsch: Alpstein, Appenzellerland

Urnäsch: Alpstein, Appenzellerland

Lisighaus: Wildhaus im Toggenburg

Lisighaus: Wildhaus im Toggenburg

Wildhaus SG: Gamserrugg

Wildhaus SG: Gamserrugg

Lisighaus: Wildhaus Berggasthaus Gamsalp

Lisighaus: Wildhaus Berggasthaus Gamsalp

Lisighaus: Wildhaus Oberdorf

Lisighaus: Wildhaus Oberdorf

Wildhaus SG: Freienalp

Wildhaus SG: Freienalp

Olivone: Centro Gioventù e Sport

Olivone: Centro Gioventù e Sport

Disentis: Eglise

Disentis: Eglise

Disentis

Disentis

Disentis: Gendusas

Disentis: Gendusas

Disentis: Lai Alv

Disentis: Lai Alv

Disentis: dir. nord

Disentis: dir. nord

Klosters Dorf: Klosters - Madrisa Nord

Klosters Dorf: Klosters - Madrisa Nord

Selfranga: Klosters - Snowgarden

Selfranga: Klosters - Snowgarden

Selfranga: Klosters - Sportzentrum Klosters

Selfranga: Klosters - Sportzentrum Klosters

Selfranga: Klosters - Christlis

Selfranga: Klosters - Christlis

Selfranga: Klosters - Gotschna

Selfranga: Klosters - Gotschna

Splügen: Tanatzhöhe Skigebiet

Splügen: Tanatzhöhe Skigebiet

Splügen: Skigebiet - Talabfahrt

Splügen: Skigebiet - Talabfahrt

Biasca

Biasca

La Punt-Chamues-ch: Engadin

La Punt-Chamues-ch: Engadin

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.

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