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Today we decided to take a day trip over the Switzerland. The mountains were calling me shall we say. It ended up being a 350km round trip with our little side steps along the way. We thought that it would be an open boarder into Switzerland like the one near Tirano, boy were we wrong! We were grilled by the Swiss Guard on the way in "what is the purpose of your travel into Switzerland " "where are you going" "how long are you staying" Then on the ...
... where we camp out at the McDonalds a short while to allow some of us to taxi to the hotel and take our bags and check in. We are staying a little further out of town and want to check out the castles that Sion is known for before they close for the day so this plan seems the best solution. While ordering a coffee we find to our surprise we are now in French speaking Switzerland not Italian. This is great news and Vanessa and I have some fun using pieces ...
... had hiked yesterday.
The second third of the climb was a tale of two gradients... either 0 or 12%. It was packed with wonderful switchbacks, waterfalls, countless cows and still no cars. It was at this point where things started to hurt a little. Dawned on me that although I had eaten on package of energy chews and had one more in my jersey pocket the rest of my food was in my saddle bag. I have ok bike handling skills... I can get anything out of my pockets, turn on ...
... day to buy fresh bread during the summer holidays. You don't see many fat Swiss people around!
Walking back up was a bit of a challenge, but a nice distraction. We still had plenty of food left over from the barbeque to eat for dinner and I played possibly one of my worst rounds of Catan ever! But sitting around playing games and eating meals together has been one of the best things about this trip. It is almost like a slice of Banff in Switzerland!
... of the surrounding towns including Thun towards our next stop Oberhofen Castle.
The castle is incredibly beautiful and typically fairy tale. It would be a perfect wedding venue, infact we saw one taking place while we were there. You get a vivid impression of noble Bernese lifestyle from the 16th-19th century. Rooms are very decorative and lavish and the unusually styled smoking parlor is particularly impressive!
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Rue de L'Envol 19, Sion | 4 star hotelfrom $155