Surselva District

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  • Day7

    dont take your touring bike on mtb track

    August 27, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    We started with fresh bakery treats for breakfast...
    Sheril got a new wheel and we started out for Chur
    Group A- Sherelle and Jan headed on the train and had their own misadventures (but will leave it to them to share that story)
    Group B- Bern, Dave, Illy and me set out on our bikes
    It wasn't the best start with us heading off on the wrong road and also taking a MTB path which was scary/fun/time consuming/energy sapping
    Oopsies... We made it to Castrisch in a very unspectacular time
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  • Day7


    August 27, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Another climb to Versam (910m) for a break for lunch

    It was a great lunch- cheeses and meats all local products... Cooled down here with picturesque fountain and quaint surrounds...Illy went for a fountain walk

  • Day6

    high in the hills

    August 26, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Up to Oberalpass by train...
    And then ride down Alpine road with Sheril Joy and Illy (olds were not up for this section)

    Easily the coolest thing I have done on a bike to date! I was on the brakes whole descent and couldn't slow enough, there was hairpin turn upon hairpin turn, we went from 2044m at oberalpass down to tschamut at 1450m in about 5km.

    Once we got off the road and on to some gravel Sherelle took a fall (on to her bad shoulder!) just after Disentis.. her bike was not good (trip to mechanic tomoz) so we caught train at Sumvitg back to Ilanz... So only 26km on the bike!

    Today was cows in the fields with bells ringing, smells of freshly cut hay and mountains upon mountains as far as the eye can see

    In terms of risk management concerns I honestly thought the Alpine descent would be craziest thing for today but no...we rode our bikes through an active rifle range! So so so scary... I have video but no photo
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  • Day6

    train to Ilanz

    August 26, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    morning started with Sheril cracking a soft boiled egg on her forehead...definite highlight...imagine sitting at a nice restaurant and then unexpectedly having egg yolk covering everything...gross but funny
    Then we had a train journey to ilanz where we dropped off our gear

    I am without words to describe the views today- spectacular rolling mountains, aqua coloured streams set against a clear blue sky
    (possibly due to some spontaneous loud singing we discovered Ilona has yet to experience the wonder that is The Sound of Music)

    Train travel had us hustling to get our fully loaded bikes to the connecting service but it was achieved by creating delays (and it seems the Swiss are quite pedantic about keeping to a very tight schedule)!
    Sheril ripped open her thumb on moving the bikes (which is the pic)...the Sharon Strzelecki pose is 'cause she is special
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  • Day7

    up up and away

    August 27, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Castritch 722m to Valendas at 810m...
    Epic hills to rival the feeling of SB (lemons), straddie (Em), or Frog flats (overland)...
    Amazing Amazing views

  • Day16

    Source of the Rhine River.

    October 15, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    We are really getting high in the Alps. Welcome,
    Patience, it's really good to have you here with us. Roxy is going to join us along with Patience. They will have the opportunity to go back and start at the beginning or just pick up from here on. At any rate I am glad to them travelling with us.

  • Day7

    Glacier Express

    September 10, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    There isn’t a lot to say about today. It’s all about the pictures.
    The Glacier Express was stunning. It’s is the “slowest fast train in the world”. There wasn’t much fast about it. A lot of the line is single track so we pulled over quite a few times.
    It took just under 8 hours to go from St Moritz to Zermatt. We dropped down to 600m and at the highest were about 2000m.
    Most of the passengers in my car were Canadian, American or German. The guy sitting opposite me was German and his English was better than my German but only just.
    I started out sitting with my back to the direction of travel but there were some empty seats so I was able to move. At Chur we changed direction as we went back the way we came and that was only 2 hours in.
    It was a long day but very much worth it.
    Zermatt is a car free town I was picked up in an electric vehicle that was more or less an oversized golf cart.

    The pictures don’t do it justice, please forgive the glare/reflections, all the photos were taken through a window.
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  • Day47

    Beautiful Scenery

    July 26, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We are travelling at around 24 mph slow and steady wins the race.

    The spectacular Swiss mountain scenery unfolds as we pass through the little townships and the mountains.

    I just keep taking photos it is so pretty.

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Surselva District, Bezirk Surselva

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