Bregenz (427 m asl)
Sargans (480 m asl)
The Swiss municipality Sargans is located approx. 60 km south of Bregenz and only slightly higher with 480 meters above sea level. Therefore, the actual weather conditions are here usually very similar to Bregenz.
Chur (593 m asl)
Chur is located approx. 25 km south of and 100 m higher than Sargans - the temperatures are therefore often slightly lower.
Thusis (720 m asl)
Thusis is located further 130 meters above Chur and about 20 kilometers south. Here one can already see clearly the temperature difference to Bregenz - our starting point.
Splügen (1475 m asl)
Splügen is located only approx. 20 km south of Thusis, but the elevation is doubled now. Therefore, the temperatures decrease significantly.
San Bernardino (2065 m asl)
We have reached now San Bernardino pass, with 2'065 meters elevation the highest and also coldest point of our small climate journey. We travelled further 20 km from Splügen and are very clearly visible the drop of temperature is very clear. From Sargans we travelled approx. 85 kilometers us, and tripled the altitude. Although the places are located not so far from each other and within the same climate zone, the variations in temperature can be large (see mountain-valley).
Lostallo (439 m asl)
Bellinzona (226 m asl)
Locarno (195 m asl)
The popular resort Locarno is located besides the Lago Maggiore on 195 meters above sea level, 20 meters below Bellinzona. With the sunhine exposure and no wind, as well as in yearly average temperature, it is the warmest place of our journey.