Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
These figures show that the Grimsel is a real classic: The Grimsel Pass has already been part of the Tour de Suisse ten times: in 1937, 1953, 1956, 1962, 1973, 1986, 1996, 2002, 2007 and 2011. The destination was er 2007. The Grimsel is also the eighth highest pass that has ever been part of the Tour de Swiss.
But that doesn't mean that only professionals can beat it. Especially from the south (Ulrichen) it never becomes a hell of a lot and amateurs still get the high alpine feeling they long for.
February 11, 2016
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 in 1h45 started up, after another 3km a raised view over the valley to Gletsch and the Grimsel pass in sight, after some hairpin bends down the Rhonegletscher held and enjoyed the view (as long as this still exists.) Furka pass height (2438HM) glacier (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
January 20, 2017
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