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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.

Classic
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Individual
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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 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
12.06.2021 - 03.07.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

daily
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 17.09.2021

daily
North-South-Route, 8 days, CH-NSRBL-08X
Base price
979.00
1,059.00
Surcharge single room 309.00 309.00

Category: 3*-hotels, 4*-hotel at the Gotthardpass

Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
daily
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
daily
North-South-Route, 8 days, CH-NSRBL-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
979.00
309.00
1,059.00
309.00

Category: 3*-hotels, 4*-hotel at the Gotthardpass

Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Basel
Double room p. P.
Single room
Lugano
Double room p. P.
Single room
85.00
124.00
89.00
118.00
85.00
124.00
89.00
118.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

daily
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

daily
Basel
Double room p. P. 85.00 85.00
Single room 124.00 124.00
Lugano
Double room p. P. 89.00 89.00
Single room 118.00 118.00
Filter
24-gear unisex
24-gear gents
Electric bike
129.00
129.00
255.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services
  • 7 overnight stays
  • breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing
  • luggage transport between the hotels
  • Service-hotline
  • detailed travel documents
  • 1 Boade ride Beckenried – Flüelen (bicycle included)
  • Ticino Ticket (several discounts)
  • GPS data available
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • train station Basel
  • Parking in Basel is very expensive! Details under www.parkleitsystem-basel.ch/status.php.
  • Cheaper alternative: Airport parking at the airport Basel-Mulhouse (with direct bus connection to the Basel SBB train station, approx. 30 min)

Please note:

  • 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.
Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.