It doesn't matter when you go, Switzerland is stunningly beautiful all year round. It is the home of delicious chocolate, tiny mountain villages, soaring mountain peaks and picturesque skiing slopes. Driving around Switzerland brings you the opportunity to see quaint fairy-tale villages and glacial lakes surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks. Switzerland is the perfect place to travel, it is very safe, the people are friendly and the beauty of this small country is breathtaking. Bear in mind that Switzerland has a German and a French side making it all the more interesting and culturally diverse.
Unlike a lot of quaint villages in Europe, you'll discover many off the beaten track places unspoiled by tourism, making it easy to visit them by car. Grab a picnic and drive till you find a place that suits you, sit and feel your stress melt away while you gaze up at the alps enjoying crispy bread and Swiss cheese. Or maybe you want to visit one of the main cities, like Zurich, and do some well-deserved shopping or cool down in Lake Zurich. Breathe in the fresh air and relax while strolling around the vibrant city.
Recommended Self-Drive Routes in Switzerland
Geneva to Lausanne to Montreux
Enjoy this very pleasant drive along Lac Leman on your right with a variety of breathtaking national parks on your left. Continue on through the picturesque town of Vevey and into Montreux where you can visit the castle and relax in accommodation overlooking the lake. This one is not to be missed.
Martigny to Grächen
This route could take as little as 2 hours however with such beautiful scenery, you'll be stopping for photo opportunities and to breathe in the crisp clean mountain air. Visit the Chateau de la Batiaz in Martigny, Lac et Barrage d'Emosson or see a show at the ancient amphitheatre. Grächen is a tiny mountain village so the perfect place to park up for a day or two and get the hiking boots out.
Benefits of choosing Peugeot car leasing over car hire
Leasing allows you to discover Europe at your own pace, often for lower than the cost of car rental and is ideal for self-drive holidays of 21 to 175 days.
- Drive a brand new car
- Comes with a full factory warranty
- Leasing comes inclusive of insurance with no excess and no hidden extras
- Tax free, competitive leasing prices and economical to drive
- The extensive insurance permits you to drive through over 41 European countries hassle-free
- Collect and return at 28 convenient locations throughout Europe (additional fees may apply)