A Truly superb loop in central Switzerland in the shadows of the heavily glaciated Wildstrubel Alps. And two fantastically named passes.
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Another single lane, beautiful, well paved Swiss climb.
I would happily put either side of Grosse Scheidegg on any top ten list of great Alpine cycling climbs.
This weekend I had the good fortune of having the great mountain sport photographer Dan Patittuci show me his favourite “local loop” in the hills just north of Interlaken.
No-one does tiny, high-altitude paved roads like the Swiss.
Ovronnaz is a little ski station in the Valais region of Switzerland that has featured recently in the Tour de Suisse. It’s a beautiful and steep 10 kilometre climb. Vineyards down low, south facing for plenty of sun on a cool November day, and dozens of amazing hairpins:
Whenever Verbier appears in a Tour de Suisse or Tour de France stage I predictably complain that the best part of the climb is above the village/finish.
Sanetsch is one of the biggest, most beautiful climbs that you may not have heard of.
Beautiful vineyards, a challenging climb, a long tunnel, military checkpoints, an alpine dam/lake, and a beautiful castle – this loop has it all. And most of it is virtually deserted!