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#justdrive The Alps & Black Forest - 5 Days

Duration
4 Nights / 3 days Driving

Tour Region
Black Forest & Alps

Driving Distance
800KM

Availability
June till Oct

This short blast to the Alps and back gives you then opportunity to experience some of the greatest driving roads in Europe, over what is essentually an extended weekend vacation. 

From the UK, you will drive directly to Zurich, which takes around 7,5hrs from Calais, where you will make a first overnight.  The following morning you will be met by out team, who will handover your roadbook / GPS, provide a walkthough of the drives, then you will be on your way. 

The first drive, takes you south, around Lake Zurich, and into the heart of the central Swiss Alps, crossing three Cat 1 Passes (2000M+) the Susten, Grimsel and Furka, before making an overnight in the Andermatt, often referred to as the center of the center of the Alps.  The next day, you will continue your loop around the passes, crossing a further three passes, the Gotthard, the Nuffenen and Grimsel, before heading back through the Swiss Lakes to Zurich.  The next tour will take you across the Rhine, into Germany, and you spend a full day driving the fast and sweeping forest trails of the Black Forest, before making a final eveninig in Baden Baden.  After a night to refresh, drive directly back to the UK the following morning - drive to Calais from Baden is approximately 6hrs.  

Day 1 - Arrive Zurich

Arrive at Zurich and check into the 4 Star B2 Boutique Spa Hotel in Zurich's trendy lakeside district. Later, spend the afternoon exploring the cafes and boutiques of Zurich's old town, or take a stroll along the world`s famous shopping street Bahnhofstrasse.

Spend an evening in the city, take in a show, visit one of the coolest clubs in Zurich with VIP entry, or spend a more relaxed and romantic evening at the latest must dine location, the Terrasse Restaurant and Lounge Bar.

Overnight: 4 Star Superior B2 Hotel & Spa OR 4 Star Superior Sheraton Zurich West (where twin needed)

Day 2 - First Drive into the Central Swiss Alps - Susten + Grimsel + 007 Furka

Car delivered to hotel and detailed walkthrough of controls etc.

Drive to your base hotel, the newly opened Raddison Blu, Andermatt, set in the heart of the central Swiss Alps. First, take a scenic run along the shores of Lake Zurich, before crossing the deserted Buchernegg Pass, and down to Lake Lucerne - stop for a coffee at the town of Vitznau. Later continue south onto the heart of the Alps, crissing the spectacular Susten Pass carved into the granite like sides of the valley and breathtaking to drive. After a visit to the Stein Glacier, Lunch is taken at the end of the Pass. Now continue onto the Grimsel Pass, then follow the 007 Furka Pass, past the Rhone Glacier, and down to the resort of Andermatt for the evening. 

Overnight: 4 Star Superior Radisson Blu, Andermatt

Day 3 - Return to Zurich - Gotthard + Nuffenen + Grimsel

Your return journey back to Zurich takes you back into the heart of the central Swiss Alps, where you will head south, crossing the beautiflul Gotthard Pass, including the historic Tremola stretch, before crossing what is our favorite pass in Switzerland, the often overooked and deserted Nufenen.  From here, re-cross Grimsel, taking lunch at the summit at the Grimsel Hospiz, before continuing your journey north and back to Zurich where the tour finishes. 

Overnight: 4 Star Superior B2 Hotel & Spa

Day 4 - The Black Forest

Head north from Zurich to the Rhine (natural border between Switzerland and German) where you cross the border at the beautiful village of Kaisersthul (castles on either side of the river). You now burst into the southern Black Forest with a run up one of sweeping lower mountain passes, then down to the beautiful Lake Schulesee where you will stop up for your first break of the day. After a quick coffee, continue driving deeper into the forest with a run up and around Mount Feldberg (the highest peak in the forest) then up to the town of Triberg. At Triberg you will stop up to visit the Triberg Falls, the highest waterfall in Germany, that cascade down to the village some 300M below. From here continue your driving tour into the northern Black Forest, along several panorama strasses, before stopping to enjoy a traditional Black Forest lunch. Afterwards, complete your drive to Baden Baden by picking up Route 500 / The Schwarzwald Hochstrasse - probably the greatest "drivers" road in the black forest, set high above the forest with views down to the Rhine Valley, it's the perfect way to complete the tour.

Overnight: 4 Star Superior Aqua Auleria all suite hotel

Day 5 - back to the UK

After an evening in the spa town of Baden Baden, drive back to the UK directly 

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Package Includes

Prices assume 2 persons travelling per car

  • Planned Driving Itinerary
  • Car Freindly accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet/Walkthrough at the start
  • On Call Support 

If travelling solo, take the price for 2 persons, and minus 50 EUR per night for room / breakfast adjustment

Package Includes

Prices assume 2 persons travelling per car

  • Planned Driving Itinerary
  • Car Freindly accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet/Walkthrough at the start
  • On Call Support 

If travelling solo, take the price for 2 persons, and minus 50 EUR per night for room / breakfast adjustment