Route up to the Furka Pass

Did not think a couple of weeks ago that we would be heading back up the Furka Pass again so soon. So what was different this time 

  • A strong head wind shortly after leaving Gletsch which was with us all day. Made the the top section after Belvedere a bit of a brute 
  • The section up to Gletsch much easier than we thought it would be. Nice ride up past the river.  Great views through a small tunnel of the Grimsel Pass hairpins. Really glad we had chosen to do it this way and not sit on the bus.
  • Much more relaxed trip:
    • Visited tourist information at Gletsch and enjoyed being shown old photos when the glacier used to come down into the valley
    • Had a coffee at the Belvedere like good day trippers. Looked at the source of the Rhone from a viewing platform near the cafe
    • We stopped more on the way down to look around and enjoy the experience.
    • Stopped just past Realp for a bowl of soup and beer
    • Enjoyed riding through the old center of Hopental
    • Nice ride past the golf course into Andermatt, bypassing the main road.
  • Sitting on the upstairs terrace at the Hotel Aurora enjoying the afternoon sun on some recliners, sipping coke and thinking about our day
  • Great pizza, beers and salad

Click on play below to see a video of our ride and screenshow of our photos

Link to detailed route page and map click on route title

Rhonequelle to Andermatt

  • Distance 37.11 km
  • Time 2 h 38 min
  • Speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 1432 m
  • Peak 2434 m
  • Climb 1030 m
  • Descent 1165 m
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September 26, 2020 1:36 pm
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