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!
The west side of Sustenpass is rarely too steep. But it is a giant climb – 27.5 kilometres long. And it’s beautiful.
Here is a lessor known, absolute gem of a hors categorie climb in central Switzerland.
After mocking this year’s Tour de Suisse route, I thought I’d better have a look first hand at the the two Hors Categorie climbs that will be raced this Sunday as part of the final 2012 Tour de Suisse stage.
Two absolutely stunning climbs – more examples that there are so many rides better than the more famous Verbier in this region.
A fun day experiencing the 2012 Tour de Romandie Prologue
Friday night I went to watch my first “6-Day” cycling event in Zurich – strangely it only last for 4 days.
Contador and other wimps stop at Verbier. But slow, old guys (me) know that the climb only gets interesting higher up above Verbier.