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quorngeordie

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quorngeordie says:

Touring Switzerland

Help please :smile

Never done switzerland and want to tour the place. My earley thoughts are to ride northern germany and get overnight sleeper train to munich, then we have more time in the interesting areas of the alps. From munich ride to stelvio pass and take in northern italy alps from there probably ride to St Moritz. Its from here I'm stuck where best to take the tour.

Any advice greatly appreciated or if my thoughts are tosh please advise

Paul

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johnrodgers

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johnrodgers says:

Switzerland

Entering from Italy head for St Moritz and you have the choice of heading straight for Davos over the Fluellepass or taking the longer route south via the Julienerpass. Both are good.

Andermatt or Innertkirchen would make a good base to ride the Furka/Grimsel/Sustenen/St Gothard/Nufenen loop (It would be a crme to visit Switzerland on a bike and not do this circuit, especially Furka and Grimsel) If you ride to Andermatt on the main road from the east you will go over the Oberalp before hitting town which will be a good warmup for the roads to come.

Just north of Meringen is the Reichenbach falls made famous by Conan Doyle and worth a visit. If you head for Interlaken you are in the heart of the Berneses Oberland- big mountain territory with beautiful lakeside roads. Nearby Thun is also a pleasant town.

There are some good roads between Thun and Lake Geneva, passing close to G'Staad en route. If you follow the banks of Lake Geneva then head north towards the western end you will go through the Jura mountains on the French/Swiss border. Not as dramatic as the Alps but still some good riding and will take you close to the main routes back to the north/Calais.

 

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quorngeordie

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quorngeordie says:

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Thanks John, appreciate your ideas on routes. P

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skill

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skill says:

Touring Switzerland

I did that last yr. Newcastle-Hull-Rotterdam, rode half way then two day stop. Ausria-Switz-Italy, stelvio pass, etc. If you get the chance do the millitery tunnel, only single rd governed by lights "think it was 10euro thow" very narrow. We managed to get up to 70mph felt like 170. Then back up to the ring area for two days again then to ferry. All autoba but need to its a canny hike but fantastic time. Every corner you go around the sight just amazes you, go for it.   Sorry no pics on this comp.  

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