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Swiss Rail Adventure 6-09-14
Today was to be a free and do as you please day on this tour and so I
decided to work out a plan of where to go.
The plan was a long one but would cover a number of areas that were not
included in the main tour plan and so I would get to see even more of this
magnificent scenic area of the Alps.
As we all were issued with rover train tickets it meant just about every
train and cable car in the area was free for us to travel ...
... horses and two pot belly pigs kept company with a herd of llamas. I had only paid attention to the fact that it would be a warm day and stupidly wore my Ecco sandals with socks, looking a lot like a European. What I forgot was the fact we were trekking with llamas. After harnessing our boys (no girl llamas in the group) we set off into the pastures that are anything but flat and smooth, something suitable for sandals, my boy decided to step ...
... run which was pretty interesting and only served to increase my respect for these headbangers...I mean, seeing what they would see, at the speed at which they would see it...definitely a headbanger sport.
... fairly comfortable. Around here is the starting point for the train ride to the "Top of Europe’ known as the ‘Jungfraujoch’. I’m sure it is amazing but at NZ$350 it simply was not worth it & Ian says from experience the views we were seeing (Pardon the pun) were up there anyway.
Then the fun began. I used ...
... shop and make sure the passes were open before continuing, however this was not to be as the shop was only open Mon - Fri!!
We both decided as I had never been over Susten pass that we would give that route a go!!
Off we head north from Andermatt and as we come out a tunnel we find ourselves in this massive river cutting. At first I was amazed by this place but then I realized it's the cutting just above the town of Goschenen which I had stopped at on ...