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Scenic drives in the Swiss Alps

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Must knows about scenic drives

  • The best time for scenic drives in Switzerland is June to September. Many pass roads are closed in winter;
  • Pass roads require special driving skills. You can learn about the basics here, and about Swiss traffic regulations here;
  • We highly recommend taking plenty of breaks along the way. That's the best way to enjoy the views;
  • Swiss rental cars have a motorway vignette, which allows you to drive on the motorways. For the best scenery you'd better skip the motorways though;
  • Responsible travelers compensate for the CO2 emission of their trip. That way you can enjoy the Alps without contributing to climate change;
  • There are many scenic train and boat trips in Switzerland too.
Luxurious car trip Swiss Alps

Enjoy the Alpine pass roads of Switzerland by car.

FIND SCENIC DRIVES IN SWITZERLAND

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Rhine Fall and Black Forest from Zurich with private guide

Your private guide will pick you up from any hotel in Zurich, and take you for a scenic drive to the Black Forest, Titisee, the Drubba clock shop and the Rhine Fall. A full but comfortable day in Switzerland and Germany!

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  • Attraction type: natural site, lake;
    natural site, waterfall;
    scenic trip, by car
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Privately guided Bernese Oberland tour from Lucerne or Zurich

The guide will pick you up with an air-conditioned minivan. Which places you pick to visit is entirely up to you. You can choose from many highlights, including the Schilthorn, the Giessbach Fall, the Aare Gorge, the town of Brienz and more.

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Luxurious driving tours in the Swiss Alps by EPIKdrives

Enjoy the spectacular pass roads of the Swiss Alps in a supercar like a Porsche or Ferrari. Various tours available, all with comfortable accommodation. You can add nights as you wish. A GPS unit, road book and 24/7 support are included.

Details & prices
  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by car
  • Escort: independent (with 24/7 support)
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Details & booking: EPIKdrives

8-day Grand Tour of Switzerland self driving (Apr - Oct)

Explore the pass roads, lakes and UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Swiss Alps on a self drive holiday. The route starts in Zurich and takes you to Davos, Lugano, Zermatt, Gstaad, Lucerne and many other places. A rental car, hotels, guide book and discount coupons are included, gas is not.

Details & prices
  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

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