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... 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 ...
... about the valley floor. As it had begun to rain a little we drove around Lauterbrunnen, took a few photos then headed back to our apartment for lunch and a Skype session. It is great having good wi-fi in most places to enable good contact with family while travelling.
After lunch we decided we would walk via the forest path down to the village of Grindelwald again to see what difference the snow fall, now slowly melting, had made to the walk and view.
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 ...