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Grand Tour of Switzerland
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The Grand Tour of Switzerland is a recommended route on the existing Swiss road network and includes a beautifully scenic journey with stop off points at some of Switzerland's must-see locations. You can find all the information you need on the Grand Tour of Switzerland here.
Not only does The Grand Tour of Switzerland give you an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful places in the country, it also includes 45 top attractions, 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites, two biospheres, and 22 lakes all larger than 0.5 sq. km. We would recommend that you travel in the summer, from April to October, to make the most of daylight hours.
Distance of The Grand Tour:
Core route: 1643 km (1021 miles)
Initial stretch Basel - Neuchâtel: 165 km
Initial stretch Geneva - Saint-George: 53 km
Initial stretch Chiasso - Bellinzona: 109 km
We recommend that you plan at least 7 days to complete the route as this will include at least 5 hours driving time per day, and depending on your entry point from the border, you may need to give yourself more time. For a leisurely trip, taking in the sights and spending time exploring, you could take the trip in around 10 days.
Direction of travel
It is highly recommended that you make the journey of The Grand Tour clockwise. This is due to the fact that a lot of cities include one way streets and motorway access roads can only be reached in certain directions. Signposts along the route are limited to the clockwise direction of travel on the main route, and to access roads to the main route from abroad. The Grand Tour of Switzerland route is fundamentally aimed at cars and motorcycles and other larger vehicles may struggle with restrictions.
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