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Old 28.06.2019, 16:56
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Airolo to Grimsel Pass, which way?

Hotel is telling me Gotthard pass then Furka pass, but satnav is saying via Bedretto, Ulrichen and Oberhofs.
So sounds like there are only minutes between the two.

Whatís Ďbestí? As in easiest, Iíd have already spent 4 hours getting to Airolo from Italy, all being well.
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Old 28.06.2019, 21:16
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Re: Airolo to Grimsel Pass, which way?

well, gotthard-furka-grimsel pass route would be slower, but a more scenic drive.
  • driving later up grimsel to susten pass is also recommended, if you like scenic drives.

on the other side, the navigation's suggested direction over the nufenen pass is also scenic, but possibly calmer and faster to drive over. after a tiring drive from italy, this could be better way to just get to the hotel.

in any case, please beware that, especially at summer weekends, these curvy alpine passes can be full of motorbikes, bikes and sporty cars.
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Re: Airolo to Grimsel Pass, which way?

Iíll probably take Gotthard/Furka then, and itís the grimsel Pass descent on Sunday.
Hoping to see a few stars tomorrow night, having never stayed that high before.

As for bikes/cars, I could be ruining their day as I creep over the passes in my heavily laden, underpowered estate.
Some overtaking material for them at least.
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Old 29.06.2019, 12:35
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Re: Airolo to Grimsel Pass, which way?

i try to enjoy a loop of susten-grimsel-furka-gotthard-nufenen every year, so, i recommend the view. though, the caravans causing queues are annoying

also, this might be fun for a stargazer to check out, if you are not already planning to visit. though, traveling there from grimsel might be a bit difficult: Sphinx Observatory

well, enjoy your travels, and don't forget to post here if you see any aliens.
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Old 29.06.2019, 19:28
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Re: Airolo to Grimsel Pass, which way?

Well the Furka was a PITA.
Coaches and campers causing chaos, it was very laborious to be honest.
Fantastic views mind, so on balance, worth the effort.
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