Motorbike Tour - East-West, Stage II

Disentis - Gstaad

The second stage of the East-West Tour begins in Desentis and leads right away across the first pass of the day, the Oberalp Pass, to Andermatt. The Urseren Valley (Kanton Uri) at the foot the Gotthard Pass is one of Switzerland’s most imposing high valleys. Andermatt, the largest of the valley’s three villages, is located at the intersection of the pass routes from North to South and from West to East.

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Disentis – Oberalppass – Andermatt – Gotthardpass – Airolo – Nufenenpass – Gletsch – Grimselpass – Interlaken – Spiez – Gstaad

Highest Elevations

  • Nufenen Pass, 2478m
  • Grimsel Pass 2165 m
  • Gotthard Pass, 2108m
  • Oberalp Pass, 2044m


The tour continues via the Gotthard Pass to Airolo. On the summit of the pass (2109m) is the Gotthard Museum, which depicts the development of the pass and of transit traffic. From the Gotthard Mountain one can reach Airolo on two different routes. The expressway runs below galleries, whereas the old Tremola Pass Road is paved with cobblestones and leads downward in hairpin bends.

From Airolo one travels through the Val Bedretto valley to the Nufenen Pass and from here in wide bends to Ulrichen and Gletsch, and further over the Grimsel Pass to Meiringen. Grimsel is a landscape defined by ancient rocks and elemental forces. This old pass road at the cantonal border between Bern and Valais and the watershed of the North Sea and the Mediterranean offers mountain adventures ranging from easy walks to climbing a vertical granite mountain face.

From Meiringen, the tour leads alongside Lake Brienz to Interlaken, which is located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Interlaken – at the foot of the towering trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – is a vacation and congress destination of international repute and an ideal starting point for innumerable excursions.
The journey continues via Spiez on Lake Thun through the Simmen Valley to Gstaad, the destination of this tour. The holiday region Gstaad-Saanenland in the Bernese Oberland offers an interesting mix of visitors. In addition to many stars and starlets in the chalet village of Gstaad, the small neighboring villages offer attractive tour package for families with children.

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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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