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North-South Route

Across the alps along the North-South Route.

The North-South Route connects two of the most beautiful cities of Switzerland. It starts at the tripoint in Basel and crosses the Jura mountains to Lucerne. On it goes through central Switzerlandand up towards the Gotthard pass.

Then you roll past the castles of Bellinzona and continue up to Monte Ceneri with a marvellous view of Lago Maggiore. The last kilometres take you on quiet roads to the sparkling waters of Lago di Lugano.

 

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Basel, Liestal and the Ergolztal: a bustling, self-confident agglomeration. In contrast: tranquility and charming countryside in the Baselbiet Jura. On through Aargau's Jurapark hills, followed by a racy descent down the southern Jura slopes to Aarau.

From Aarau the way leads to the idyllic Suhrental river valley; with views of the Alps spotted south and Jura chain north. Through rich orchards and fertile fields alongside Lake Sempach, this stage finally takes you to Lucerne.

The Vierwaldstättersee is one of Switzerland’s largest and most beautiful lakes. Its many arms link the Mittelland and Alps. When the fierce föhn wind blows, the lake reveals its wilder side! The Urnerland, an incessant, nervously pulsating transit corridor.

The trip continues through the canton of Uri where the wild Reuss plunges down through the Schöllenenschlucht (gorge), subdued only by sheer mountain walls and the Teufels Brücke (Devil’s Bridge). If by horse, by train or by car. Everyone always wanted and still want to cross the Gotthard southwards.

The Leventina has been a transit corridor since ancient times. The further south, the milder the climate. An easy ride along the waters of the Ticino, soon passing chestnut trees and vineyards. Bellinzona, called «La Turrita» because of its many castles.

You cycle to Cadenazzo and take the train up to Rivera Bironico. From Monte Ceneri a clear view of the Piano di Magadino vegetable fields and Lago Maggiore. Lago di Luganos’  picture-postcard beauty marks the end of this tour.

Tour character

Challenging in the beginning in the hills of Jura and smooth during the ride through the Mittelland and past Lake Lucerne. Uphill from Amsteg towards the pass and downhill over the cobblestones of Tremola road. Some traffic around the urban centres.

 

 

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

daily
Season 2
21.05.2022 - 09.09.2022

daily
North-South-Route, 8 days, CH-NSRBL-08X
Base price
999.00
1,079.00
Surcharge single room 359.00 359.00

Category: 3***-Hotels, 4****-hotel on Gotthardpass

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
daily
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
daily
North-South-Route, 8 days, CH-NSRBL-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
999.00
359.00
1,079.00
359.00

Category: 3***-Hotels, 4****-hotel on Gotthardpass

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Basel
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Lugano
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
85.00
39.00
99.00
25.00
85.00
39.00
99.00
25.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

daily
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

daily
Basel
Double room p. P. 85.00 85.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00
Lugano
Double room p. P. 99.00 99.00
Surcharge single room 25.00 25.00
Filter
24-gear unisex
24-gear gents
Electric bike
129.00
129.00
255.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transport

 

  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 Boat ride Beckenried – Flüelen incl. bike
  • Ticino Ticket (several discounts)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Basel train station
  • Basel-Mulhouse airport
  • Cheap parking at the park&ride airport Basel-Moulhouse

 

Notes:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Bus ticket Göschenen – Andermatt at Day 5 approx. EUR 5 per person incl. bike
  • Train ticket Cadenazzo – Rivera Bironico at Day 7 approx. EUR 6 per person incl. bike
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Vanessa Bräumann
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Vanessa Bräumann, Travel specialist & Team lead assistant
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