Four days off on the roads of Switzerland

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Redkrouge, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Redkrouge

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    English is not my mother tongue, so apology for any misunderstanding

    Output Geneva 2013 with Donald, Memo and Thierry.
    12 passes in the sun, Oh yeah, a little rain too. :1drink

    DAY 1.

    A full road trip to bring us to Meiringen for our first night.

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    Initially, at the BdT in Carouge, already happy

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    On the road to reach our first destination. Meiringen

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    Donald in "MV Brutale"

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    In the National Park Gantrisch

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    What! How? No, but ... :D

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    Can we do more Switzerland?

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    A little tenderness, hell ...:raabia

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    Properly aligned in a beautiful setting

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    In the park: UNESCO Biosphäre

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    Above Sarnersee

    End of day one
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    The photo of you guys lined up is incredible. The light is so very pretty. I was just near Lugano and all I could think was how very beautiful it was. I can't wait for more photos.

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    How are you not running off the road on every other corner looking at your surroundings! haha
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    NICE!!! :clap:clap


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    Geneva to Glaubenbielen Pass....which route would a local take? :huh
    Bulle-Fribourg-Riggisberg-Emmental?
    And where did you stay?
    Sorry for all the questions, just curious where and what the locals are doing.
    Just back from Valais, Berner Oberland etc ourselves...
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  6. shanicegomes

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    Photo's captured with nice light, really awesome
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    2nd DAY.

    The Susten, Oberalp Pass, San Bernardino and
    Pass Forcola to make us spend the night in Biasca

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    On the way to Sustenpass

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    Caution! Bad boys with bad intentions

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    Incredible scenery

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    Canada? Rockies? Where are we?

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    MeMo looking for the best route to take, or his friend Geronimo :wink:

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    Steingletscher through the Susten
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    Fantastic! :thumb
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    Sfcootz banjoboy is my daddy

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    That photo of the steingletscher just about made my heart stop!

    More, more! Please! :clap :clap
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    DAY 3.

    A loop Ticino - Ticino: The Centovalli, Simplon and Nufenen to spend the night in Airolo.

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    Into the Centovalli, a stop for rest a bit

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    The sun is gone :cry

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    A stop in Italy, Orso Blanco in the boondocks called Siberia (Thierry)

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    At the top of the Simplon, a bit chilly (René)

    DAY 4.

    Back home by the Nufenen and the "Pas de Morgins"

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    A coffee stop before Brig

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    My rain gear to descend the Nufenen :evil

    That's it, Folks!

    We slept in hotels, 1 bedrooms for 4, the price was between CHF 160 -. and 240 -. for a night ... (One Swiss franc is worth about $ 1)

    I appreciate your feedback!

    Maybe I should tell you about my trip to the Maghreb, in the 80s :wink:

    Bye for now!
    René
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    :eek1 It wasn't all that long ago that the glacier went all the way down to the lake!

    The light is fantastic. When did you do the ride?
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    They even have their own parking! :evil

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    So much for being hard to find... :wink:
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    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
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    MichaelJ, You were not far :huh

    We have a day off to Geneva, "Jeûne Genevois" It was Thursday, September 5, so we're not going to work on Friday and this gives us 4 days off :1drink
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    brinboise Been here awhile

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    Spectacular scenery, great photography....THANK YOU:D
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    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    Great photographs! :clap:clap:clap
    I can barely imagine what this is
    like in person.
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    The reality exceeds the pictures by orders of magnitude. You have to ride the roads to appreciate them and the scenery.

    Kinda like looking at a McDonald's menu vs. sitting down to dinner at Morton's or Ruth's Chris.

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    Great photography Redkrouge!
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