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  • Day84

    Beautiful Lake Lucerne

    September 9, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Raining today! But even so driving further north in Switzerland was green and lush with the odd cow with a cow bell! Spent an afternoon in Lucerne. I had forgotten what a beautiful town it is. The bridges are amazing.

  • Day3

    Weiter gehts!

    July 14 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    Heute morgen sind wir aus Trossingen losgefahren und sind erstmal Richtung Schweiz gefahren, als Ziel : Rheinfall von Schaffhausen.
    Dort waren wir dann auch. Wir hatten Lizzy mit, die etwas genervt hatte. Es waren sehr viele Touristen dort, wir haben uns zwei Karten für die Aussichtsplattform gekauft und sind runter gegangen und haben Bilder gemacht. Danach haben wir dort noch was getrunken und ich habe Crêpe gegessen, für 7€, hahahaha.
    Dann sind wir Richtung Zürich gefahren.
    Wir sind dann zwischendurch auch Cabrio gefahren, das Wetter war gut. Wir sind durch Zürich gefahren, wollten eigentlich in der Schweiz bleiben und da zelten aber wir hatten keine mobilen Daten in der Schweiz weil die Schweiz leider nicht dazu gehörte, was wir nicht wussten. Zwischendurch haben wir dann immer Bilder gemacht und mussten per Landkarte den Weg nach Italien rausfinden - mithilfe der Sonne..😅😂
    Wir sind Richtung Italien gefahren, manchmal hatten wir Stau. Wir hatten immer hin und her überlegt ob wir über den Gotthardpass fahren oder ob wir den Tunnel nehmen - aber wir entschieden und dann für den Pass - was auch die richtige Entscheidung war! Wir haben so schöne Bilder gemacht und oben war es sehr kalt - 14 Grad. Ich hatte Wasser aus einem Wasserfall getrunken, das Wasser war sehr kalt und so sauber!
    Nach einiger Zeit sind wir unten angekommen und dort waren 30 Grad! Ein mega Unterschied.
    Wir sind durch die Dörfer gefahren, es war wunerschön, so viel Natur! Ein Campingplatz fanden wir nicht - wir sind mal wieder in einem Hotel gelandet, in einem Vorort vor Mailand. Am Abend waren wir noch in einer Pizzeria was essen, das Essen war sehr lecker!
    Morgen geht es weiter, aber nicht so weit.
    Mal schauen wo wir landen!😊
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  • Day1

    Erster Tag

    June 21 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Völlig neben der Spur aufgrund des Grümpeltuniers in Neukirch sind wir heute gegen 12:00 in Freiburg gestartet.
    Unterwegs in Hügelheim noch n pasr Sachen gepackt und in Müllheim beim Dold ne neue Gasflasche gesponsored bekommen gings los.
    Bis auf einen kleinen Stau vorm St Gottardo alles entspannt gelaufen.
    Erster Halt ist der letzte Halt von letztem Jahr.
    Camping Conca d‘Oro in Feriolo bei Verbania.
    Angekommen wollte Isa lecker kochen. Aber dank dem krassen Sturm und dem immer wieder kurzen Regenschauern haben wir abgebrochen weil der Gaskocher nicht anwollte. Zu starker Wind.
    Jetzt fratzen wir halt unsere erste italienische Pizza. Es wird nicht die letzte sein :)
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  • Day3

    Day 2 & 3: Mountains is what we love.

    October 11, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Day 2
    After our long hike yesterday we figured that we should take it easy, so after a breakfast that we assembled in front of the supermarket we when sight seeing by car. We found a gloriously beautiful via ferrata (klettersteig) but this one was high up and way to difficult to start with for Mariska. Her first klettersteig was a short course in the Netherlands and the second was a high rope parcour in Finland so we looked fort he next best thing to do, a very long zip line on the other side of the Jungfrau area. We tried to get there by car, but to get to the start of the zip- line we needed to walk a few hours also. We enjoyed the area and went to a via ferrata i found on the internet (hurray for fast mobile internet in all off Europe). We started walking up a beautifull mountain and it was an easy via ferrata and good to practise with since there is always more to learn about safety.
    The view was beautifull and after 1,5 hours we reached the top where a small restuarant was situated. So after a well deserved drink we went back to the car and this time we reached it with enough time left before dark. We drove to our next accomodation just behind the Gotthard Tunnel. It almost felt like italy with all these Italian speakers around here. We went for dinner at this Hamburger place and it said: create you own legend. Well we did that, the best burger I ever ate… And the restaurant was what we call very gezellig. Nice atmossphere very friendly staff and good music :D.
    Day 3
    The last day of Switzerland we drove back along the pass next to the Gotthard to Andermatt, where our final klettersteig would be beginning at the Devills bridge.
    It was a very steep climb and eventually quite long. It was marked as “ a little difficult” so with Mariska climbing in front I was amazed of her speed the first part. I said” don’t forget to enjoy the view” and she said: yes when this steep part is over. Her fear off heights played some part in this and honestly I have to say that she did an amazing job climbing this track without any hesitations or complaints. I am proud on the way she handled every obstacle and trusts me every time I say she can do it. Actually I think Mariska is now cured from this fear. So after our victory moment at the top and the way down, it was already 15:00.
    We needed to go to Bologna and the way to get there was taking the pass above the Gotthard and then to Italy, apparently this is a very busy road because we went from traffic jam to traffic jam. Around 21:00 we arrived in Bologna, settled the accommodation and walked to the nearest restaurant that would serve us at this late hour. Snoopy 2 was there for us ;-) we had well deserved pasta and pizza. The best tortellini if I must say.
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  • Day49

    Hospental rest day

    July 16, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at Pension Zum Turm and spent the morning catching up on blogging and photos etc. Hospental is a quiet little Swiss town, perched high up in the mountains and postcard picturesque. We strolled around and followed a forest track for a little way - of course it involved steep climbs and descents, like everything around here, but well worth it.
    We shared a burger & soup on the terrace of the hotel next door at about 3pm and headed in to 'gird our loins' for tomorrow's climb.
    Once again Pat took some flower (and a butterfly) photos which are at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/v2L0KpzGr4Hg6N4y1
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  • Day48

    Le Bourg D'Oisans to Höpental

    July 15, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We had booked accommodation in Hospental to resume our cycle touring route, and Karen and Erik very kindly drove us in to the Grenoble railway station. Finding somewhere to park campervan is always a challenge in a city, but Erik courageously pulled into the huge and almost empty bus area. We had just started unloading the bikes when a uniformed lady came over and told us (in French) that parking there is forbidden, and if we don't move immediately the police will come. Once it became clear to her that we were just stupid foreigners who didn't know any better, and that the van would go as soon as we could get the bikes and panniers out, she relaxed and indicated that we could have five minutes.
    We had worked out that we could catch a train from Grenoble at midday, change at Geneva and Visp, and arrive at Hospental at 7:13pm. It was a very scenic journey, particularly of course the Visp to Hospental section on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, which we had done before in 2011 to start our trip down the Rhine. We arrived in Hospental at 7:13pm as scheduled. It was a cold breezy evening in the very picturesque little town, and we warmed up by riding up the 10% grade from the station to our accommodation. After settling in to Pension Zum Turm, we went down to the restaurant and spent a large portion of the kids' inheritance on a few drinks and a very nice Hausgemachter Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesauce. We had to celebrate Matthew and Mary's success at an auction that morning. Tracey can't stop trying to speak French to all the German speaking locals who seem to speak quite good English.
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  • Day50

    Gotthard Pass!

    July 17, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    We had stayed two nights in Hospental (not realising what a beautiful picturesque little place it was) both to have a rest day and to avoid riding up the pass on the weekend. The extra bonus was that Monday morning was a little warmer and had blue skies. After an early breakfast we loaded up the bikes and headed up the hill. It is a very evenly graded climb from about 1490m at our accommodation to 2106m over 9km, or just under 7% grade. As we had hoped, the traffic wasn't too bad. We stopped for a coffee at a roadside restaurant after 4.2km. At that stage there was a quite strong and gusty cross/headwind threatening to blow us off the road in places. A vertiginous drop on one side, traffic on the other and a strong crosswind with panniers. That really makes you grip the bars and concentrate, but fortunately we were sheltered from it much of the time. After 6km there are two roads, the newer one which takes almost all of the traffic, and the old cobbled road, which goes for 3kms. After quite a few photo stops - the place is just so dramatic and beautiful - we arrived at the top in good shape and another cyclist took a celebratory photo of us at the pass sign.
    After good coffee and cake at the restaurant at the top we rode out along the main road to a point that we had read about where you get a great view down over the switchbacks on the old cobbled road. Wow.
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