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The road to wherever 2-10-15 Stalden - Zermett - Stalden
years ago when I was a very young child my good grandmother sent me a post card
of the mighty Matterhorn mountain. I loved this post card and still have it
today. My goal then was to one day get to see this massive mountain with my own
eyes and today was the day.
have been to the Alps many times but somehow have never managed to get close up
... 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 ...
... and probably said I was crazy. It wasn't too cold but it was to cold for that attire. A cardigan is now required. We donned our cycle gear and found a path into Aosta along a fast flowing river. Aosta is580m above sea level situated in the centre of Aosta valley. It was founded in 25 BC by the Romans at the junction of the major roads leading to France and Switzerland. Its surrounded by superb mountains. This ancient town dates back to the pre-historic age, to Roman ...
... Matterhorn glacier paradise). The summit lift carried us to the highest viewing platform in the Alps which has been cut out of the rock face. At 3883 metres above sea level a 360degree panorama opens up taking in 38 peaks towering over 4000 metres and 14 glaciers in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. As it was such a clear day we're sure we also saw Mont Blanc in the distance as well as the Jungfrau in all her radiant beauty. A lift took us 15 metres below ...
Driving in the luxury of the Benz into Charmonix for lunch
and then through the Mont Blanc 11.6km tunnel into Italy is fantastic and we take the road
leading up and over the St Bernard Pass. it's the highest mountain road pass in Europe 2300 meters. Lucas has put that
car through its paces on the twisting turning switchback roads and scared the
**** out of me on the hairpin bends but ...