Highway from Andermatt to Silva

Highway from Andermatt to Silva

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varina
varina
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Feb 4, 2014 - 7:58 PM
We will be driving from Zurich to Silva on June 18. What is the road like from Andermatt to Silva? I read something about a train - we do NOT have to take a car-train do we? Is the road open at that time? Is it treacherous? Please send information or tell me where to find it. Thanks.
Wandermann
Wandermann
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Feb 5, 2014 - 9:18 AM in reply to varina

Hi varina,

I'm curious: where is Silva situated? Perhaps you mean Silvaplana?

Anyhow, if your question concerns the Oberalp Pass: the road from Andermatt in the direction of Chur is of a good quality. Under normal conditions it will be open in June, so no car-train needed. Driving there is not dangerous or treacherous that time of year, if you are a bit familiar with driving in mountainous areas.
If not, this page on MySwissAlps may be useful.

Enjoy your stay,

Wandermann

Last modified on Feb 5, 2014 - 9:36 AM by Wandermann
varina
varina
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Feb 5, 2014 - 2:36 PM in reply to Wandermann
Hi Wandermann and thanks.The B and B we've reserved is in Sedrun/Silva in the Surselva Valley, east of Andermatt. I think you're talking about the right road. I reserved this BNB because it was less expensive and near Andermatt but now I'm worrying about how far and what kind of drive between the two. I'll check the link you gave me too. Thanks. varina
varina
varina
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Feb 5, 2014 - 2:46 PM in reply to varina
Hello again. I just read the link about driving in the mountains which is helpful but also scares me. When I was in my 20s I drove a lot in the Alps but now I'm 72, so more nervous about the driving. I assume if I take it slowly and carefully we'll be OK. Won't be doing any night driving. thanks again. varina
Arno
Arno
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Feb 5, 2014 - 3:58 PM in reply to varina

Hello Varina,

I guess you're talking about Selva, a tiny settlement about 2 miles before Sedrun. It's a 30 minute drive from Andermatt across the Oberalp Pass that Wandermann mentioned.

There's a nearby train stop called Tschamut-Selva, so you can take trains across the pass as well. See the timetable for details.

Wandermann
Wandermann
298 posts
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Feb 5, 2014 - 7:26 PM in reply to Arno

Hi varina,

Is it indeed Selva instead of Silva?
In that case we are indeed talking about the Oberalp Pass. I don't know about your driving skills.
I've been driving there and I would say: don't be nervous, just be careful!

Enjoy!

Wandermann

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