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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 ...
Day 11 The road to wherever 1-10-15 Intschi to Stalden
Today my plans were to head westwards across Switzerland to the wonderful town of Zermatt which lays right at the tip of the mighty Matterhorn mountain. However as you shall read I never quite got that far.
Over the last few weeks I as anyone can well imagine have been full of excitement and adventure. Everyday I'm out riding or climbing mountains and finally back at the hotel I sit for hours sorting the days photos out ...
The trip down the other side of Lake Garda was nerve-racking. Many narrow tunnels where we seemed to be scraping the sides at times. Crazy drivers trying to pass in the tunnels. Out of the tunnels the scenery was fantastic but at times I was too nervous to enjoy it as it was gut clenching on the narrow road. Lucky I have a good driver who doesn't seem to get fazed out by the daily challenges he faces on the road. We hit the motor way as we decided that we'd put in a good leg ...
... you can see 29 four thousand metre high mountains laden with snow. The Cornier Glacier is the second longest ice stream of the Alps, and is almost right at your feet. And the views are just "awesomely fantastic". Because we all have fallen in love with the Matterhorn, we spent quite a lot of time photographing the mountain from every vantage point. Back down to Zermatt, a quick bite of lunch and we were once again on the move, this time to Klein Matterhorn ...
... intense cold drove us inside. Ironically, Bev, the only one who grew up in a country where it snows regularly, stayed inside.
After recovering from frostbite we rode the cable car again to the top station through a total whiteout. 3,883m at the top and it was rather cold outside!
Seeing we were cold we thought it would be a great idea to visit the Glacier Paradise - essentially a cave cut through the ice with some ice carvings scattered throughout the cave. I can tell ...