Road Cycling Highlight
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 a view of the Rhone glacier. Already in Roman times, the pass was committed, a street was first in 1866.
In 1964, some film scenes of the James Bond film "Goldfinger" with Sean Connery as Bond were filmed on the Furkapass. The scenes in Switzerland are now regarded as classics of Bond history and were therefore cited in later films.
January 20, 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 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
January 20, 2017