Hotel La Val
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... siding than a station. The rain is bucketing down. A couple of other trains have picked up passengers, so we know the drill – wait until your train pulls up on the un-covered second track, check there is no train coming the other way, and then struggle across with your bags in the rain. We can do this.
Tirano. Still raining. We have to find our way from the ...
... countries as we drove parallel to Lichtenstein for about 30 km. Drove to Chur, our first "Night Halt" campsite. You camp outside a campsite, can use their water, electricity, etc, and costs about half the full camping fee. OK for us. Walked down to look at the roaring river next to the camp. Heard what we thought were gunshots, but discovered they were blasting in a nearby quarry. Only once in the night! Great night's sleep with the roar of the Au river to lull us to ...
... to stop a number of times to remedy this. Fortunately, the problem was gone by the time I reached the most impressive part; a zig-a-zag down into the town of Realp before the gradual descent along the Furkastraight into Andermatt.
Reaching Andermatt I had another pass dilemma like the day before, though this time ...
I pushed on to the bottom of the hill and the clouds over Grimsel were gathering. I didn't linger but headed straight up the mountain to the next lookout to take some more photos back up the valley. It was here that I was hijacked by a bunch of Italian riders who adopted me and made me their mascot. I escaped after half an hour and 400 photographs to ride with them to the top of the pass.
By this time the cloud had moved ...
... we had slugs crawling everywhere, in our shoes, under our sleeping mats, everywhere on the bottom of our sleeping bags and they loved my used snotty tissues. They are one of my most detested living things, pretty close up there to mozzies. Also we were sleeping right in the middle of a big wild strawberry patch, they were so pretty hiding everywhere but I was extremely disappointed at their very unpleasant taste. How good would it have been to wake up and from bed have a feast ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service