La Grande Maison de Chandolin
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Travel Blogs from Chandolin-près-Savièse
... Normally it is accurate to less than 10 feet. I can only assume that the error arose because At that point I was in a very steep sided valley and so it could only 'see' a very limited number of satellites. The other, more serious moment, happened shortly after my guidebook had indicated that the path would become tricky for cyclists and horseriders. Sure enough the path did get very narrow high up above ...
... about 10 miles from Verbier, a well-known skiing area. As usual it took a ridiculously large amount of effort to get somewhere to sleep. No surprise that there was no-one in the religious house. No campsite here so I went berserk and booked into the only B and B. There something about being soaked and cold that just puts me off wild camping. Nice dinner was a bonus. Could sort of justify both by the big climb tomorrow up to the Italian border at the Great St Bernard's ...
Well the forecast wasn't wrong. Rained periodically all day. Shame because the views would have been superb judging from the glimpses I got through the clouds. Started off by going via the train station as a shop there was the only one open. Switzerland just stays closed on Sundays. Relatively easy day but both religious places were not available so campsite again. But they had a dormitory for the same ...
Post that we wandered around the old town of Zermatt. It is a very beautiful car free alpine village with a lovely atmosphere and mountains surrounding . We walked to all the points of interest.
We had a chinese dinner which was horribly expensive.(Switzerland can be crazily expensive).
Post that we strolled back to our hotel and went to bed.
... and a really brilliant day and experience we took the cable car back down to Grainau. This is another amazing experience, as you crowd into a small steel and glass box, and hope gravity does not win out this time. After returning to terra ferma, we made our way to Schloss Neuschwanstein AKA the Disney Castle. This castle was created by a guy called Ludwig and he is said to be have only spent 170 days there. Based on a number of recommendations, one being from a German, ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed