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Furkapass

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Recommended by 162 out of 165 road cyclists

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  • Stephanie

    The Furkapass is one of the most impressive and beautiful passes in the Alps. Those who make it up here will be rewarded at 2429m with a unique mountain panorama and view of the Rhone Glacier. The pass was already used in Roman times, and there was a road for the first time in 1866.

    In 1964, some scenes from the James Bond film “Goldfinger” with Sean Connery as Bond were filmed on the Furka Pass. The scenes in Switzerland are now considered classics in Bond history and were therefore also cited in later films.

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    • January 20, 2016

  • Nüttgens

    With the train at 10:00 to Andermatt (1447HM) arrived / the 10km to the Furka 10km range to Realp (1538HM), 13km / 930 vertical meters with max.12% slope to the Furka pass (2436HM) with 20kg touring bike (34er pinion After a further 3km a raised view over the valley to Gletsch and the Grimsel-Pass in sight, after a few turns downhill on the Rhone glacier and enjoyed the view (as long as it still exists.) Furka-Passhöhe (2438HM) Gletsch (1757HM) - 680HM great descent at 45km / h, then to Grimsel the 6.5km 410HM ramped up / pass (2165HM) and 30km / -1560HM with max 11% gradient to Meiringen (605HM) with top speed of 84km / h in 1, 5km long tunnel.
    Total: + 1528HM / -2361HM / 68.5km / 6,5h + 1h Break Overall impression: Highly recommended - magnificent mountains - my most beautiful tour in the mountains

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    • January 20, 2017

  • pfälzer

    If possible, drive early in the morning, since the coach and motorcycle traffic is not so violent

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    • June 12, 2017

  • Patrick Kurmann

    High nice pass and a little less busy like the Sustenpass.

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    • May 22, 2017

  • Peter Bauer

    The view of the 4000 m peaks of the Bernese and Valais Alps from the Furka Pass (2436 meters) is fantastic on a clear day. In 1964, scenes from the legendary James Bond film "Goldfinger" were filmed in the area of the pass. The (hardly existing Rhone glacier demolition) is also impressive. A witness of the dramatic shrinking glaciers in the Alps

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    • July 15, 2021

  • Christian

    Amazingly picturesque scenery on the western side of the climb. It's not too steep to climb and the switchbacks and the tarmac are great for cycling. Paradise!

    • July 28, 2021

  • Sven Fahrt

    Furkapass - Gletsch

    • February 15, 2022

  • mathieudecouttere

    epic climb
    only busy with motards in summer

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    • April 19, 2022

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Location: Oberwald, Goms, Valais, Switzerland

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