Giardino route: Sun chaser
From north to south, from east to west – or vice versa. With a car and a bit of a taste for adventure, you can easily discover some of the most beautiful corners of Switzerland. The Giardino hotels in St. Moritz, Ascona and Locarno are the starting points and destinations. In between, the routes allow you to experience up close the majestic panoramic views and the breathtaking natural scenery of the Alps. Adventure and relaxation in perfect harmony.
Giardino Route: Sun Chaser
From Zurich to Ascona and back.
Adventurers who are looking for spectacular experiences, and aren’t afraid of a long, challenging drive. Relaxation awaits in the south.
Straight through the heart of the Alps. From the hilly north, over majestic mountain passes through the Alps, all the way to the Mediterranean south and back. Switzerland’s greatest hits.
Don’t miss it
See the blue waters of Lake Lucerne from the Tellsplatte, the surreal atmosphere of the Grimselsee, the ice caves of the Rhône Glacier, and the Brissago Islands.
For a GPS route guidance with Google Maps click on the respective stage below.
Outbound journey from Zurich to Ascona
Length: 312 km
Travel time: approx. 6 h
Passes: San Gottardo
Difficulty: 5 from 5
Variety: 5 from 5
Return journey from Ascona to Zurich
Length: 278 km
Travel time: approx. 4 h
Passes: San Bernardino
Difficulty: 3 from 5
Variety: 3.5 from 5
1. Stage San-Bernadinopass
2. Stage Zurich