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Panoramic Roads

Six exciting alternatives to reach Ticino by public transport and travel through wonderful natural landscapes. Panoramic trains, boats and buses will enable you to appreciate the Ticino landscape and the neighbouring regions.

Gotthard Panorama Express
Flüelen – Bellinzona
The Gotthard Panorama Express links two of the most spectacular and attractive regions of Switzerland: Ticino and central Switzerland. The excursion includes travelling by train in a panoramic carriage and the magnificent cruise across the Lake ‘Vierwaldstättersee’ where guests can savour an excellent lunch.

Lake Maggiore Express
The Lake Maggiore Express offers you an unforgettable railway and boat journey. You will travel in Italy and in the southern part of Switzerland, in Canton Ticino. You travel across a barren and romantic territory with the ‘Centovalli’ railway, where staggering bridges, woods and villages alternate. The excursion ends with the boat crossing of Lake Maggiore.

Bernina Express
Chur - Davos - Tirano - Lugano
The Bernina Express (Unesco world heritage) is the most attractive link between North and South and travels from Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland to Lugano. The route includes 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and differences in level of up to 70 per thousand overcome without a rack and pinion. Glaciers and palm trees, natural monuments and picturesque landscapes, tunnels and viaducts to be observed from the comfortable panoramic carriage.

Palm Express
St.Moritz – Lugano
Mountains, passes and lake fronts from St. Moritz to Lugano: the Grisons, Northern Italy and Ticino are on display in all their variety and beauty. The Palm Express is a romantic and attractive journey in a post bus along the Engadina Lakes, among the staggering hairpin bends of the Maloja Pass and across the sub-tropical vegetation of Lake Como.

Glacier Express
Zermatt - Brig - Andermatt - Chur - Davos/St. Moritz
The Glacier Express is the most famous railway in the world. It travels from Zermatt to Davos or St. Moritz in around seven hours. It is a day trip through untouched mountain landscapes, glamorous health resorts, deep gorges, delightful valleys, 91 tunnels and across 291 impressive bridges. Who prefers a shorter travel by train, but at the same time admire an exceptional variety of landscapes from glaciers to palm trees, can get off in Andermatt and get into the Wilhelm Tell Express, which goes to Ticino.

Treno Gottardo - Südostbahn
Basel/Luzern/Zürich - Bellinzona/Locarno
The panoramic journey to Ticino at reduced speed promises breathtaking views of steep mountain walls, blue lakes and finally Mediterranean panoramas with palm trees and splendid palaces.