Lake Como (Italy) to Haute-Nendaz

Lake Como (Italy) to Haute-Nendaz

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Laker
Laker
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Mar 1, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Hi,

We are a part of 5 adults traveling from Lake Como, Italy to Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland, where we will spend a week exploring the area before traveling onward to Milan (Malpensa airport). We have had a look at the costs and itineraries for trains, and have decided renting a car and driving will provide the flexibility we will need in Haute-Nendaz AND appears far more cost effective. We are wondering what size and type of vehicle we will need to rent in order to carry all 5 of us and our luggage AND importantly to not be too challenged by the drive. Is a mini-van, for example, any more challenging to drive when navigating some of those hairpin turns. We'll be travelling in late August, and understand the roads could be crowded - not sure if this will be to our advantage (slower?!) or not (less patient drivers?!)? All thoughts and advice welcome...

Sherri

Arno
Arno
8310 posts
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Mar 2, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Hi Sherri,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! A mini-van/large family car is no problem on the Swiss roads. Several of those are available through www.easycar.com, from around € 1,500 per week. Just don't take a trailer too. That's inconvenient if you're not used to mountain roads, or even not allowed on some roads. Do make sure to read this page in our car section about how to drive in the mountains. Some roads can be challenging for first timers. Just take it easy, take breaks, and have the driver focus on the road, not the views.

Whether you actually save money by traveling by car depends on your plans. This page lists some of the costs, and ways to save money. You probably need a Swiss Half Fare Card anyway, unless you don't plan to go to the peaks by cable car.

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