LUXURY SELF DRIVE TOUR OF STELVIO IN ITALY & SWISS ALPS
STELVIO PASS & ST. MORITZ
UP TO • 780 KM • 3 SCENIC DRIVES • 4 NIGHTS • 4 SCENIC ALPINE PASSES • ENGADINE ALPS • ST. MORITZ • RHINE GORGE ROAD • THE STELVIO PASS IN ITALY
SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭 ITALY 🇮🇹
JUNE — OCTOBER
FROM ZURICH | SWITZERLAND
In 2008 Jeremy Clarkson one of the presenters of the widely popular British TV program TopGear praised the Stelvio Pass as — “the greatest driving road in the world”. The most exciting way to experience the Stelvio is the combination with the scenic alpine passes of the Swiss Engadine Alps near St. Moritz.
For the full Engadine driving experience stay a second night in the region — or choose the fast track option to get the Stelvio Pass off your bucket-list with only two driving days.
DAY 1 — ARRIVAL TO ZURICH
— DAY 2 —
LAKES & RHINE GORGE VALLEY TO ST. MORITZ
Within the first fifteen minutes from your hotel in Zurich you will find yourself in the wonderful countryside of the Albis mountain plateau. Follow the fast sweeping roads of the Swiss Lake Route into the Central Swiss Alps. Enjoy wonderful panoramas of staggering mountains and lakes driving the infinite fast sweeping mountain roads.
Close to the Gotthard mountain massif you will then drive the first alpine pass of the day — the Oberalp Pass rising to more than 2000 metres. Later pick up the Swiss Grand Canyon Drive — a long and fascinating gorge road carved into the rock by the river Rhine.
The famous Julier Pass on 2284 meters above sea level will be your gateway into the Swiss Engadine Valley. Stay overnight near the famous luxury mountain retreat of St. Moritz. Take a stroll in the town before dinner. But don't forget to set your alarm for the next morning. Early birds will be rewarded on the Stelvio Pass.
— DAY 3 —
FROM THE ENGADINE
BACK TO ZURICH
Time to leave the Engadine valley. As always you take the most exciting route possible. We don't waste your time and you drive another wonderful Swiss Alpine Pass first thing in the morning. This specific mountain road was even awarded to be number 4 of the 25 top driving roads in the world. Let us surprise you!
According to the jury: curves, acceleration, driving and breaking are making the four stages of a good driving experience. We can only agree and under this assumption will take you deep into the Alps.
After lunch you will get to drive what is by far Switzerland's most scenic stretch of highway towards Zurich with a loop to visit the stunning Einsiedeln Abbey. Before you reach your hotel you will have driven two short but sweet lower mountain passes of the region.
Back at your hotel the car pick up has been arranged and you can make plans for your evening.
— DAY 4 —
DEPARTURE FROM ZURICH
DAY 2 — TOUR 1 — 2 SWISS PASSES ROUTE
Drive what is arguably Switzerland's most scenic highway — into the Swiss Engadine region. Later take the Julier Pass on 2284 meters above sea level towards the mountain resort of Saint Moritz — before you reach Bormio in Italy where you're based for the night on foot of the Stelvio Pass (320 KM).
DAY 3 — TOUR 2 — STELVIO PASS + 2 PASSES ROUTE
Check out from your hotel in the Alps relatively early — to get the best driving experience over the 48 switchbacks the Stelvio Pass has to offer. Once completed you will loop back into Switzerland to conquer another two spectacular high alpine passes on your way back to Zurich (320 KM).
✅ Programmed GPS for effortless navigation
✅ Printed Day-by-Day Road-Book in English
✅ Hotel Accommodation including breakfast
✅ Private Arrival Transfer from local airport
✅ Meet & Greet at your hotel
✅ On Call / WhatsApp Support on tour
✅ Travel your own pace and visit iconic sights
✅ Car Model Guarantee with insurance
✅ Delivery & Collection at your hotel
✅ All tour mileage and a little extra on tour
4 DAYS | 3 NIGHTS | 2 DRIVES
560 KM / 350 MILES
Prices per person assuming 2 people sharing room/car on
"starting at" base in Euro excluding optional driving days.
— OPTIONAL DRIVE —
DRIVE THE STELVIO PASS
OR TRI-COUNTRY DRIVE
Stay a second night in the Engadine Valley. We feature three spectacular alpine passes on this day with spotlight on the Stelvio Pass with stunning 2,757 m (9,045 ft) above sea level.
To experience this masterpiece of engineering we recommend to leave your hotel relatively early. Mornings are the best time to tackle the 48 numbered hairpins on spectacular 47 kilometres (29 Miles) of zick zack Route.
Should you not be a morning person or decided not to drive the slightly challenging Stelvio Pass we have another equally stunning scenic route planned out for you:
The Tri-country circuit into Tyrol (Austria) – Graubünden (Switzerland) – South Tyrol (Italy) with some immaculately preserved medieval villages, castles and a sunken bell tower.
4 STAR HOTELS INCLUDED
4* H+ HOTEL ZURICH
Modern hotel with all comforts for a short stay and ideally located to avoid heavy downtown traffic. Only 15 minutes direct tram ride to reach the city centre.
4* CRESTA PALACE HOTEL CELERINA
Elegant art nouveau building in the middle of the Engadine mountain paradise. A classic holiday resort hotel with a wellness world of 1200 m2, charming winter garden, nostalgic lobby, comfortable library, sun terraces, and large gardens.
5* HOTEL ALEX LAKE ZURICH
Located on the Western shore of this iconic Swiss lake, it has a unique position sitting on the water’s edge; making it one of the most stylish and elegant Zurich hotels.
5* HOTEL KRONENHOF PONTRESINA
Hotel in a historic Neo-Baroque building with modern light-flooded rooms and one of the best spas in the world. Enjoy over 2000 m2 of spa area with a heated indoor pool.
5 STAR UPGRADE OPTIONS