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safely at the station I still had about 15 minutes before the train was due to
leave and as it had not even arrived yet I walked slightly down the mountain to
film it coming up the twists down below.
the train came passed I grabbed my cameras and started running back up the
mountain, however this running did not last for long!! Once again, due to the
very high altitude I was puffing like a steam loco in no time and simply had to
... outside and sure enough it is freezing but as its a long walk up the mountain to Belvedere I am soon puffing and burning up energy and keeping warm.
Back on the bike and off down the great roads of the Furka pass. There in the valley and along the edge of the opposite mountain runs an incredible railway where the Glacier express trains run. The whole way down the pass I kept checking for trains and not a single one came along. However as soon as I left the pass at Gletsch and ...
... and probably said I was crazy. It wasn't too cold but it was to cold for that attire. A cardigan is now required. We donned our cycle gear and found a path into Aosta along a fast flowing river. Aosta is580m above sea level situated in the centre of Aosta valley. It was founded in 25 BC by the Romans at the junction of the major roads leading to France and Switzerland. Its surrounded by superb mountains. This ancient town dates back to the pre-historic age, to Roman ...
... Matterhorn glacier paradise). The summit lift carried us to the highest viewing platform in the Alps which has been cut out of the rock face. At 3883 metres above sea level a 360degree panorama opens up taking in 38 peaks towering over 4000 metres and 14 glaciers in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. As it was such a clear day we're sure we also saw Mont Blanc in the distance as well as the Jungfrau in all her radiant beauty. A lift took us 15 metres below ...
Up and off to our free breakfast then finished packing and took a taxi over to the train station. Bought our tickets for the Glacier Express as I forgot to do that yesterday (reserved seats ages ago but not the actual tickets) whoops.
On the train now and apart from about 6 of us the entire carriage is occupied by an Asian tour group.
There's also a couple with a baby and a 3 year old. The 3 year old is not well disciplined at all. That plus tour group = ...