The Kiental valley is dominated by the snow-covered peaks of Blumlisalp at the far end – the goal today was to get as high possible on my hybrid bike.
Browsing: Swiss Alps
This is a big, beautiful climb with plenty of road graffiti from a recent Tour de Suisse appearance
Andermatt can be the start point for four beautiful +2000 metres passes (Furka, Susten, Gotthard and Oberalp).
Leave the road bike at home as these hairpins are 100% cobble-stone heaven.
Today I saw more waterfalls, glaciers, hairpins, and tunnels than I have ever seen in a single day.
A simple there and back route, up the scenic but not too difficult Col des Montets and Col de la Forclaz.
I had hoped to cycle up the Jaunpass during the Tour de Romandie a couple of weeks ago, but the climb was canceled due to snow(!) up high.
Another great climb up to an Alpine hydro-electric dam/lake.
26.6 kilometres and 1680 metres (5500 feet) of ascent – this is a gigantic and beautiful ride well worth the visit.