Following another great night in another great hotel (Magellan are really good at finding great hotels) we all head out to ride five alpine passes in one day. It’s a bit of a fib really because we ride eight! We start with the Grimsel Pass which just keeps climbing and giving views that are breathtaking, then when you are just getting settled we start to climb the Sustenpass with its amazing views of glaciers and really pointy mountains!!
Then it’s onto a coffee stop at the top of the Oberalpass before riding back down and heading towards the Furka Pass.
Passing the front door of our hotel and quick left turn and we are riding one of Switzerland’s hidden gems which is the Neufenen Pass which is not on many people’s radar, this pass is unbelievable and so quiet. Now with all that behind us, what can beat it? The Gottard pass is again missed by many and I may be able to see why as its cobbled right to the top, but it’s well worth doing! By now the rain had started but that couldn’t wipe the stupid smile covering my face as I rode around switchbacks tighter than anything I have ridden before. I’m sat here writing this with a huge smile across my face so wide the my wife thinks I’m watching daft videos on YouTube! I was overwhelmed but the sheer beauty of this road and I was at the time the only one on it (that could have had something to do with the rain but who cares).