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SwitzerlandMobility 4: Alpine Panorama Route

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    Aussicht auf den Alpnachersee
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The Alpine Panorama Route traverses the northern foothills of the Alps through passes and gorges. The physically demanding ride is rewarded with magnificent views.
difficult
Distance 480.9 km
39:23 h
7,864 m
7,862 m
1,946 m
401 m

The Alpine Panorama Route is the national cycling route 4 in Switzerland. It starts in St. Margrethen, runs via St. Gallen, Stans, Sarnen, Thun and Fribourg to Aigle. It has a length of 485 km. There are 7900 metres of altitude to climb in both directions.

Between Lake Lucerne and Glarus the routes uses the busy Axenstrasse (A 4/H 2) along the lakeshore and the Klausenpass. You can replace this section in summer with the less busy but steeper Suworow route over the Pragelpass 

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Highest point
1,946 m
Lowest point
401 m
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Safety information

Like the other national cycle routes in Switzerland, the route is marked with red signs.

Start

St. Margrethen (402 m)
Coordinates:
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2'765'849E 1'258'127N
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47.453007, 9.638079
DMS
47°27'10.8"N 9°38'17.1"E
UTM
32T 548098 5255704
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Destination

Aigle

Turn-by-turn directions

St.Margrethen - Heiden - Appenzell - Urnäsch - Hemberg - Wattwil - Ricken - Kaltbrunn - Niederurnen - Glarus - Linthal - Urnerboden - Klausen Passhöhe - Altdorf - Flüelen - Sisikon - Brunnen - Gersau - Stans - Alpnach - Sarnen - Giswil - Glaubenbielen - Sörenberg - Schüpfheim - Eschholzmatt - Schangau - Schallenberg - Steffisburg - Thun - Allmendingen - Wattenwil - Grundhöhi - Schwarzenburg - Heitenried - Tafers - Fribourg - Marly - Hauterive - Avry - Gruyères - Grandvillard - Montbovon - La Lecherette - Hongrin - Corbeyrier - Aigle

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'765'849E 1'258'127N
DD
47.453007, 9.638079
DMS
47°27'10.8"N 9°38'17.1"E
UTM
32T 548098 5255704
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Bike fit to ride and enough liquid for the road

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
480.9 km
Duration
39:23 h
Ascent
7,864 m
Descent
7,862 m
Highest point
1,946 m
Lowest point
401 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route

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  • 2 Stages
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 1
Distance 221.4 km
Duration 16:15 h
Ascent 4,119 m
Descent 4,070 m

Very demanding route.

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 2 closed
Distance 259.5 km
Duration 19:00 h
Ascent 4,771 m
Descent 4,817 m

From Stans, the route leads along the panorama road in the direction of Entlebuch and then in the direction of the canton of Bern until it reaches ...

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