Our Swiss Alps & Stelvio five day driving tour is your chance to explore the magical beauty of the Alps. It is no surprise that some of the most breathtaking alpine landscapes can be found in Switzerland and Italy, which made us design a driving tour that shows you the best of both.

After one night in Zürich you will the next morning start your drive towards your next hotel stop, Grimsel Hospiz, a hotel with an incredible location directly on Grimsel Pass. You will drive over two other scenic mountain passes to reach it, and if you are up for our optional extra drive, we recommend you drive up the car to the top of Nufenen Pass in the evening to watch a sunset – or the moon. Passes are surely beautiful in daylight too, but there is something very special about them if you can have them a moment for yourself. The next day the journey continues over the famous James Bond “Goldfinger” road, Furka Pass, and over a few more scenic mountain roads en route to luxurious St. Moritz.

Your third drive goes from St. Moritz towards Stelvio Pass, a very well known road from Top Gear. In one episode it was announced “the world’s best driving road” and it has some tough competition, but Stelvio Pass is definitely one of our favourite roads in the whole Europe. Once you have experienced the challenging hairpins of Stelvio you will be able to relax in the most fabulous spa hotel in the Stelvio National Park, the Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi.

We hope you are not tired of mountain roads yet, because before returning to Zûrich we have one more for you to drive. The road to Davos goes over Flüela Pass. And when you have conquered that, you can say that you have driven some of the best driving roads in the Swiss Alps – and one, perhaps the most important, in Italy!

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
Swiss Alps & Stelvio Driving Tour - Day 1
Arrive in Zürich, check-in from 14:00, and spend an evening at leisure exploring the city

Hotel: 5* Baur Au Lac, Zürich – 30 m² deluxe double room

Swiss Alps & Stelvio Driving Tour - Day 2Your car will be delivered to the hotel in the morning and after a short driver’s brief you will be ready to depart for your driving adventure. Your first drive is over Susten Pass and up on Grimsel Pass to the four star alpine hotel Hotel Grimsel Hospiz, with an unique location surrounded by the high mountains, overlooking the lakes.

Hotel: 4* Hotel Grimsel Hospiz, Grimsel Pass – 21 m² double room
Driving time: 4-4½ hours + stops

Swiss Alps & Stelvio Driving Tour - Day 3Today you will be driving a famous road seen in the James Bond movie “Goldfinger”. The road is Furka Pass and Bond drove up with an Aston Martin. You choose the car you want to experience it in, but one thing is guaranteed – you will enjoy it no matter what car you are in.

Continue towards St. Moritz over a few more alpine passes, and when you arrive you will check-in in to the luxurious Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains.

Hotel: 5* Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains – 30-34 m² superior room with breakfast
Driving time: 4-4½ hours + stops

Swiss Alps & Stelvio Driving Tour - Day 4Tour into Italy over a picture perfect mountain pass and continue the drive towards the highlight of today´s journey – the world-famous Stelvio Pass, which once was described by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear as ‘the world´s greatest driving road´. On the northern side you’ll find 48 challenging hairpin bends to conquer before you reach the summit at 2,757 m above sea level. Your descent down to Bormio includes even more exciting bends, and as you travel down the valley the landscape becomes more green and open. In Bormio you will be staying in the spectacular Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi. Located in the heart of the Stelvio National Park, this elegant hotel offers cozy rooms decorated in Art Nouveau style, and a breathtaking spa, all with panoramic views over the mountains.

Hotel: 5* Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi – 20 m² double room with spa access
Driving time: 4-4½ hours + stops

Swiss Alps & Stelvio Driving Tour - Day 5
Your driving time today is only about 4 hours plus stops, so you can choose to depart from Bormio early after breakfast, and arrive in Zürich already early afternoon. Or if you prefer to spend more time in the spa you can check out later. The last drive from Italy back to Zürich takes you over the scenic mountain pass Flüela Pass. Upon arrival in Zürich you can spend one more night in the city Zürich – we’d be more than happy to arrange a hotel for you – or you can make your own travel arrangements for an evening departure.

Hotel: Optional extra night in Zürich
Driving time: 4 hours + stops

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Included in tour price:
4 days car rental with insurance (930 km included)
4 nights accommodation for two, including breakfast
Programmed GPS with daily routes, roadbook & map
Personal meet & tour + car briefing with a member of our team
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