Hotel Aurora

Andermatt, Uri, Swiss Alps, Switzerland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Andermatt

Day 47: Ilanz to Andermatt

A travel blog entry by jimboandsusan

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... done in the opposite direction... And that was supposed to be the easy half of the day! We did come across one hill that was so atrociously steep, loose and with large rocks that we were unable to ride and had to get off and push. First time this entire trip we gave had to do the walk of shame. The hill we've been dreading for the last three weeks of our Rhine tour was just around the corner... It is the climb up to Oberalppass - to the source ...

Over the passes to Andermatt

A travel blog entry by adventurescot

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... ever managed a few miles up and its gates were closed and so today will be a new pass if I manage to get over it.

The first ten miles or so are simply magnificent scenery but once I got higher to the section over the summit where I have never been before the scenery is simply jaw dropping!!! The road simply hugs the cliffs for much of the way. Motor bikes were out in the dozen’s today and all thanks to the great sunny weather.

Half way up the pass I noticed a ...

Snow rain closed passes and this is Summer

A travel blog entry by mrpearsonchris

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... on the slippery deck of the railcars. However we all made it safely and soon were off the last 5kms or so to Andermatt on the otherside of the closed pass. A great system and is apparently duplicated at most if not all passes that get closed. We even saw trucks and tourist coaches awaiting their turn.The Swiss sure have a fantastic transport network as you could sit at Andermatt and seen not just one tunnel in but many tunnels beside which ran railway lines ...

A great day over the passes

A travel blog entry by adventurescot

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... and has to ask the cleaner to unlock his door!!Once he gets into his room he then cannot find his key and so he’s going mad trying to find it and after about 15 minutes or so he finds it on the ground right by his bike!!!

Soon it’s off along the road in pouring rain and simply plodding along on this busy Italian road. Where everyone is going on a Saturday I simply do not know.

We are heading along the road towards Stelvio pass but as the pass ...

The passes are blocked by snow

A travel blog entry by adventurescot

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... I cannot remember its name) has a large train station with lines heading in all directions and so stopped off here to inquire about catching the Glacier Express from here. Unfortunately I'm told that is not possible and that I will have to head further up the pass to the town of Andermatt.

Onwards I head and as before the scenery is magnificent. As I head up this wonderful mountain road the cliffs on each side of me are closing in and the road becomes even more twisty ...

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