Travel Blogs from Andermatt
... thrilling it was! Scary at times! With an enormous drop-off at the side of the road and the low barriers, we were sure to stay clear of the edge! On some of the switchbacks, we struggled to control our bikes as the icy wind was pushing us sideways into the middle of the road, then forwards, then backwards, then sideways towards the edge of the road... It took much more concentration to go down the hill than up. And we had a gentle rain to top things ...
... and was more a path than a road!!
Back down to the summit car park and the road onwards heads through the summit tunnel. This tunnel is about quarter of a mile long but as I come out at the other end it simply is a jaw dropping experience!! Right out the tunnel exit and you are right on a mighty high cliff edge with next to no barriers at all. I thought the scenery coming up the pass was amazing but this side is even more amazing!!
Riding down this cliff hanging road ...
Some locations such at the top of passes etc are simply so stunning that one needs to simply spend time here and explore the area but not at every location.
After a great ride over some stunning passes we arrive into the town of Zernez where we turn right and shortly after at the town of Susch we turn left to head up over yet another pass. However things were not going to work out and there ahead of us was a sign saying "Fluela Pass Closed" and so ...
Winter Alps Adventure, 9-11-12
Grindlewald to Andermatt, Switzerland
This morning I awoke early and looked out my hotel window. The weather looked very promising with blue skies all around. The sun was just coming up and was just hitting the tops of the mountains and looked really beautiful.
A quick breakfast in the restaurant, load up the bike and I was off down the road back towards Interlaken. My plan today was to head along the wonderful edge of Lake ...
The beautiful blue sky was still with us but this time it was already a gorgeous 20o by 9am.
I set off due north towards Altdorf as there's a few things I need to tick off my list today.
JH recommends just jumping on the National motorway for 25kms and as I was riding down the lovely backroads, through stunning gorges and lovely little villages I began to doubt JH's intelligence.
Then I hit the industrial areas and the 50k zones and the roadworks and ...