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after about 20 minutes I arrived into the wonderful town of Tasch. Here I now
had to leave my bike and catch a train to Zermatt as Zermatt is a no vehicle
walked around Tasch for a while and it sure is prepared for visitors parking as
almost every street has a large car park.
I bought my return train ticket to Zermatt and boarded one of the shuttle
trains. This Matterhorn - Gotthard ...
... on duty.
Here in this part of the world it can be a great struggle for tourists to get fuel as many garages are self service and non of the instructions are in English.
Tank filled and it only took 9 litres for the 158 miles since its last filling. Not bad at all.
The section of road I am now heading along leads to the wonderful Furka Pass. This was the area yesterday that I had to ride along in all that terrible mist.
Today vision might be much better but ...
... to a fairytale palace in the heart of the ice. Here glittering ice crystals and shimmering ice sculptures danced before our eyes. A few of the group were becoming a little breathless so we returned to the restaurant where Chris had organized glasses of Prosecco ( my favourite) overlooking the mountains. Perfection! Thursday and our last day here. Quite cool and windy as we started out towards the gondola station for a ride up to Trogener Steg then to ...
... us up. We took the Gornergrat train up to almost 3000m (almost 9000ft). From there we walked approx 10 minutes to the Iglu village. It is very fancy with a nice ice-bar, restaurant in the iglu. All the rooms have different ice-carvings. My Swisscard friends had booked us a romantic-room. We had a giant whale above our bed. The next surprise was the apéro with Champagne, cheese, meet and bread. The cheese fondue was served as dinner at ...
... right on along! There were mostly "bon jour" to our hellos, but some Australian and Italian folks too. Town is very crowded this evening and I expect the singing in the streets to begin any time.
This brings me to a thought we've had several times. A friend told us Switzerland was like Disney, and BOY was he right! There are so many similarities, let's make a list;
1. Magic on earth.
2. Clean as a pin.
3. Beauty everywhere you look.