Ibis Sion Est
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Travel Blogs from Sion
... I see a magical pass road leading up into the
mountains and thought to myself that looks great. Then signs began to appear
for train car transporter service and so I followed them and sure enough they
took me way up this grand pass.
my satnav was telling me the whole time "make a u-turn". What route
it was trying to take me I have no idea but all I can think was the mighty long
route around the edge of the Alps and that was a very big no!!
... This walk is dominated by the Matterhorn and the Furgg glacier. It was freezing and very windy as we donned another layer and set out along a construction road then to the track eventually leading down to a gorgeous restaurant where hot chocolate and a small pastry restored our energy and we continued downwards on at times steep, twisting paths and at others, upward steep , twisting paths, at times in strong, gusty winds and at times in warm sunshine. It was a ...
... 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!