3 Days on the Route des Grandes Alpes in France
- 26 July 2021
- Routes & Travel
We take you on a road trip on the famous Route des Grandes Alpes (RDGA). This legendary route, nearly 720km long,…Read More
Sometimes you don’t have to travel far to travel well! Our country, which boasts more than 20,000 km of road, also offers some of the most beautiful alpine roads in the world, with sumptuous panoramas.
Also, we take you for a one-day ride that will take you through not one, not two but three passes at over 2000m altitude. All this passing through 3 cantons: Bern – Uri – Valais. So jump on and be careful not to get caught up in the beauty of the landscapes! cruizador-roadtrip-travel-itinerary
|In a nutshell|
Whether you come from Geneva, Fribourg, Basel or Zürich, we chose Meiringen as a starting point. Charming little village, it will offer you a pleasant setting to have a coffee / breakfast before an intense day of riding. Note that there are also several points of interest in the region:
And not to mention Interlaken, Luzern, Mount-Pilatus, etc. Also, why not set aside a few days to explore the region?
Before we go any further, we wanted to draw your attention to some important things:
Also remember to read our article on the road-trip essentials (here), in order to have all the necessary equipment to tackle this day well equipped.
That having been said, let’s go for a ride!
Note that you can do the loop in both directions. But we prefer the following: Susten – Furka – Grimsel.
The itinerary is quite simple and it’s hard to lose track. Just follow the signs. First follow Innertkirchen then Susten pass (approx. 50km, 1 hour).
Take the opportunity to stop to observe the panoramic view all the way up. cruizador-roadtrip-travel-itinerary
Once at the top, and as you wish, you will find an altitude bistro. But this will be canteen food, so don’t expect a fine dining experience. But when the biker is hungry, it is better to put something on his plate. But if you can wait, we recommend that you wait for Andermatt, where you will find more options. cruizador-roadtrip-travel-itinerary
Once at the top, the road continues towards the Furkapass. Follow Wassen then Andermatt then Furka Pass (approx. 16km, 21min). Unless you make a stop in Andermatt to perk up the bike and his/her pilot.
Arrived at the top of the Furka, and after observing the panoramic view, you can continue for the next part: Furka – Grimsel (approx. 16 km, 20 min).
At the top of Grimsel, take a well-deserved stop for a coffee and enjoy the terrace with the lake view.
Then on your way back down, don’t forget to take a look at the Grimsel Hospiz, where you can find, if you feel like it, a refuge for the night. But since this is a 4 * hotel, don’t expect low prices.
Otherwise, all you have to do is return to the starting point, in Meiringen (35min, 32km), then continue your journey either towards Lucerne, or towards Interlaken, Bern, etc.
We hope you will fully enjoy the beauty of these alpine landscapes and have fun on the road!
P.S. Need more inspiration to find nearby routes? Take a look at this map of all the passes over 1,200m in Switzerland, below: