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... he was once a biker himself.
Its now only 14h30 in the afternoon and decision time. Do i continue on my journey to St Moritz or do I stay here in Andermatt tonight?? Decisions decisions??
I finally decide to head on over the wonderful Oberal Pass which is 2044m at its peak. As i stop on the road up to take a few more photos 3 bikers came racing passed and gave a wave. I then jumped aboard my heavily loaded Transalp and chased after them.
The road up ...
Quick entry to reflect a lunch stop in Liechtenstein. This tiny country is most famous for selling postage stamps, and the fact that almost every European tour operator includes a few minutes here so they can boast of another country visited. Now that I think about it, maybe that 's what we did :-)
... was easy. I could’ve gone south over the famous St.Gottardo pass (the only single crossing of the Swiss Alps) but that would result in another campsite-less night at high altitude, so the only realistic option was to head through Andermatt and over the 2044m Oberalppass heading east.
Initially the Oberalppass climb was the most enjoyable yet, with a winding climb made spectacular by ...
3 hrs, 12 kms
What are my first impressions of Switzerland? Well, there is a grand view as soon as I reach the pass: another deep valley far below and a beautiful mountain range on the other side, with forest ending abruptly, and sheer gray rock rising towards the sky.
There is a marker and a plaque explaining the historical significance of this pass, which has been an important connection between Switzerland and Italy for many ...
... frigid lake for my daily ceremonial swim. Finally, a bit further, the gorge opens up a bit, and there are big patches of grass interrupting the endless forest. It's quite refreshing to see... it seems like it's been forever since I last saw open space. On this side, again, abandoned stone houses, but on the other side of the river there's a villages that's still inhabited. This is really starting to feel like the Alps that I read about in ...