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... br> at the weather when I awoke it looked reasonable with just a few clouds around
here and there.
breakfast I took both panniers off my bike and only took the topbox with
now had two choices, I could take a train from Stalden to Tasch and then catch
another train to Zermatt or I could bike it to Tasch and train it to Zermatt??
I decided on plan two and was so glad I did take the bike as this road ...
... many sections of road that are literally right on the edge of a cliff. Seeing what the drop is like makes one a bit scared but yesterday in all that mist I never even knew I was on a cliff ;-)
As per usual I am stopping for photos all along the way and due to this I ride without gloves. As my bike is fitted with heated grips and handlebar muffs its generally not too cold without gloves but today by the time I got to Belvedere my hands were frozen and all i wanted was a nice ...
... We enjoyed a drink together and then went to dinner at a Rick Steves' recommendation, Pizza Roma and had a great evening catching up on the last few days.
The next morning Rich and Sandy left Zermatt and the three of us decided to go up the cogwheel train to the marvelous high spot of the Gornergrat, at 3089 meters, from which wonderful views are to be had. We admired the Swiss and Italian alps from on high, although ...
... 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 ...
... about as even though its summer down in Zermatt there is a all year ski field up that high. Had a gander through the glacier "palace" which we thought would be lame but was actually pretty good! We are now already talking of a ski trip somewhere it looks that good. Skipped anything more than a 5 Franc coffee at the summit restaurant - not that it's any cheaper back in town! The rain and hail hit as we were heading back down along with a ...