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Sometimes I don't get it, but I don't dare to ask either... whatever floats your boat.
nothing weird. There was once a company who recorded the event.
it was called ouch productions, looong time ago. the first one actually.

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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

i hope the answer to this thread is NO. offroading really wrecks the natural environment and the scars left behind by even a single vehicle last for years. the last thing i want to see is brown tire lines cutting across all the nice greenery we have here.
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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

There is this event in September but other than that no. Tank the greenies for that.

btw sustainable offroading is very easy. most of these are trails and if you dont like tracks on your walking route....well turn around. a little area of 1km by 1km is huge and can host tons of trails so dont be complaining about that!
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i hope the answer to this thread is NO. offroading really wrecks the natural environment and the scars left behind by even a single vehicle last for years. the last thing i want to see is brown tire lines cutting across all the nice greenery we have here.

knowing the EF i am surprised it took this long for such a comment
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i hope the answer to this thread is NO. offroading really wrecks the natural environment and the scars left behind by even a single vehicle last for years. the last thing i want to see is brown tire lines cutting across all the nice greenery we have here.
Eh, as always...
I don't want to start this argue again. Just want to say that I agree with Anthony1406 - It's possible to off-road gently enougth to leave unwasted environment.
And yes - there are no-brainers among us too and unfortunatelly they don't care where and how there are driving...

This muddy forest I showed up on photo - after few days of heavy raining which happens here at least once a year - there is no track after this vehicles.
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This muddy forest I showed up on photo - after few days of heavy raining which happens here at least once a year - there is no track after this vehicles.
Yup, that's generally the problem.
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Yup, that's generally the problem.
good one
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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

The Land Rover Club of Switzerland seems to be pretty active.



This is me and my 1972 Series III about 1995. I am looking for a Defender 110 and as soon as I find one I will be up for some excursions. I was thinking about a couple of weeks in Northern Africa...
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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

The best solution is to wait for the ground to freeze, then once there is plenty of snow you head off in one of these.

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And you dont need any roads at all
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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

Join a group and then you can go to Bure, I was there for a weekend in June.

If you want to go offroad then go to italy, thousands of old military roads to drive/ride on. You wont find places to go totally "off road" though.

We went to piemont in August for 5 days and rode well over 1000 kms off road.

I do remember there may be an area near val d'isere for offroading also.
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The best solution is to wait for the ground to freeze, then once there is plenty of snow you head off in one of these.

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And you dont need any roads at all
Navigating frozen ground is just not the same as navigating deep mud.
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Join a group and then you can go to Bure, I was there for a weekend in June.

If you want to go offroad then go to italy, thousands of old military roads to drive/ride on. You wont find places to go totally "off road" though.

We went to piemont in August for 5 days and rode well over 1000 kms off road.

I do remember there may be an area near val d'isere for offroading also.
I have a house in Piemonte and have been going there frequently for the last five years and it is true, you can find some great off road situations. I don't know if they are any more 'open' than their Swiss counterparts but certainly less policed.

Edit: When I lived in New England I just 4 wheeled where ever I wanted, figuring I could explain my way out of any confrontation with Johnny Law. The situation is similar in Italy. As soon as the Carabinieri figure out you are foreign they forgive anything but murder.
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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

we based ourselves in Bardonecchia
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I would love to be part of this. Are there any groups that do this often?

hey stig, how are ya?

there are many privet roads in switzerland and if you ask the right person, you can drive anywhere.
Its all about the "Bewilligung"

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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

With a nation of hikers and outdoor freaks including a lot elderly people who can't hear you coming, I would be very wary of going any faster than 'I can stop right away' pace on any unpaved countryside road.
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With a nation of hikers and outdoor freaks including a lot elderly people who can't hear you coming, I would be very wary of going any faster than 'I can stop right away' pace on any unpaved countryside road.
You could hear my old Rover from a mile away! Still good advice though.
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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

I just bought a book called Grosser Alpen Strassen Führer by Denzel from Amazon.de It lists all the best alpine roads and includes dirt roads and even more serious off roading routes. There are a few in Switzerland! Not a lot but across the border in Italy you will be overwhelmed.

I think it is going to be just the ticket!

Edit: I forgot to mention the book is only available in German.
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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

I have the denzel guide but every road we did in italy could be driven by a softroader. 4wd not really needed. Even the grade 5 is easy. There are of course lots of tracks not listed.

TBH portugal is the place to go. Thousands and thousands ok kms of off road routes.

I just returned from a 2 week trip
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Re: Off roading in Switzerland?

If u get the chance do 381, 383, 384... highly recommend.
 




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