Sure you could join one of those tourist caravans that crawl through the Swiss Alps at a snail‚Äôs pace, stopping off now and then to sample some halfwit‚Äôs goat sausage or stinky cheese. Or you could do it in real style ‚Äď at the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia for instance. On Sept. 9 ‚Äď 12, Loeven Sportwagentouren (www.sportwagentouren.com) is organizing a driving tour of Central Swizterland‚Äôs scenic Rigi, Reuss and R√ľtli Oath regions, with Lake Lucerne as its crystal heart. The tour offers three adrenaline-filled day trips from the luxurious base camp of the B√ľrgenstock Resort perched above the lake like an eagle‚Äôs aerie.
You‚Äôll power through famous mountain passes like the Grimsel, Gotthard, Furka and Nufenen ‚Äď and then there‚Äôs the √Ącherli pass. Relatively unknown even in Switzerland, it will require all of your driving skills ‚Äď a steep, single-tracked little lane with sharp ascents, hairpin turns and narrow bends. If classics are more your cup of tea, Loeven can arrange to get you a Ferrari Dino, or you can even bring your own car (as long as it can keep up with the prancing horses). The 458 Italia will run you ‚ā¨5,300 and the Dino, ‚ā¨2,600 on top of the ‚ā¨2,300 per person base price for the tour. Bookings are now open, but be quick about it ‚Äď space is limited to about 10 cars.