Facts about the Grand Tour of Switzerland by car
Facts & Figures
The Grand Tour of Switzerland combines the highlights of Switzerland with a beautifully scenic route. Motorways on the Grand Tour are chiefly avoided and only taken when it makes traffic-sense.
Characteristics of the Grand Tour of Switzerland
Highlights: Twelve UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two biospheres
Lakes: 22 lakes along the route
Recommended travel period: summer (April to October)
Length core route: about 1600 km (995 miles)
With driving time of at least 5 hours a day, we recommended you plan at least 7 days to complete the core route. Depending on your entry point from the border, you may even need more time. The effective duration depends on whether you tend to speed along or make the journey at a leisurely pace to enjoy the many sights en route.
The Grand Tour of Switzerland route is fundamentally aimed at cars and motorcycles. Other larger vehicles have to reckon with restrictions.
The Grand Tour of Switzerland is a recommended route on the existing Swiss road network. Driving on the route is at your own risk. Switzerland Tourism and the Grand Tour of Switzerland Association do not assume any liability for structural changes, diversions, signposting, special events and safety regulations on the route.
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