Transalp Swiss – From Appenzell to Lake Maggiore 5 stages – 300 km – 5300 m elevation gain – Level 2-3

Switzerland is traditionally considered to be the most spectacular country in the Alps. Its nature, hospitality and gastronomy are world famous. Our Transalp Swiss utilizes mostly good paths across the Swiss Confederation from down-to-earth Appenzell to the sophisticated, almost Italian feel of Locarno on Lake Maggiore. In between lie the rolling pastures of Heidi country, the white rock massif of Santis, the famous mountain bike trails of Lenzerheide, the natural spectacle of the ancient Via Mala and, of course, the 2066 m high San Bernardino Pass.

My tip for Transalp Swiss


„Everybody always wants to head for Lake Garda – I certainly don't share that feeling. The Transalp Swiss tour goes through Alpine landscapes that, fortunately, not everybody is familiar with. The starting point in the Appenzell region is simply sensational. And everybody ends up loving the trails at Lenzerheide. On the historic 'old Schin' path, we'll descend all the way down to the 'Via Mala'. It's impressive the way the Rhine has dug its way out of the Alps. And our arrival in the exclusive resort of Locarno on Lake Maggiore is impressive as well.“
Adrian Schröder, ALPS bike guide for the Transalp Swiss and Transalp Engadine.

Travel information

Level 2-3:  Physical fitness   Riding technique

Arrival: Arrival by car or by train Appenzell/Switzerlnd.

Type of route: Forest and gravel paths, paved secondary roads, trails.

Daily distance: 300-1650 m elevation gain, 30-79 kilometers

Total distance: 5300 m elevation gain, 300 kilometers

Included in the price: Guided tour with 6 overnight stays and half board (breakfast buffet, multi-course dinner menus) in good 3- or 4-star hotels in a double room, sometimes with wellness areas. Luggage transport, return transfer in a comfortable bus.

Minimum number of participants: 8 people

Price:  € 1.225

Single Room Supplement: optional € 185

Detailed Itinerary

Travel dates

July: 21.**

August: 18.

** Mountainbike/electric bike partner date

Book your tour

6 Overnight stays / Half board / Luggage transport / Return transfer