The Ardon to Saillon portion of the Grand Tour is one of a dozen smaller Dream Routes. If you don’t have time to follow the entire tour, you can choose one of these shorter, especially idyllic stretches. For a drive through a wild wonderland of breathtaking ravines and gorges, and through tunnels passing through soaring peaks, consider the Thusis to Splügen section in eastern Switzerland. The Unterseen to Oberhofen segment provides an introduction to the beauty of the Bernese Oberland, with its snow-capped peaks reflected in the waters of Lake Thun. The Vich to Le Brassus route connects two other lakes—Geneva and Lac de Joux—and en route you’ll pass through Jura, the youngest of Switzerland’s cantons and one that is almost entirely French speaking. The route is a scenic drive past green forests and sun-dappled meadows. Whatever aspect of Switzerland appeals to you most, you’ll find the path to it among the dozen Dream Routes of the Grand Tour.
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