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ariebk
ariebk
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Dec 15, 2015 - 9:43 AM

Hello.

i intend to visit the Passes mentioned (FurkaPass / Grimsel Pass / Sustenpass) July.We'll be staying in Interlaken.

is it possible to drive there in July?is it possible to do it in the same day?what is the preferred one to visit?

any recommendation ?

Thanks, Arie

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Arno
Arno
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Dec 17, 2015 - 10:15 AM in reply to ariebk

Hi Arie,

All passes are open in July, although temporary closures because of the weather or rock slides are always possible. So keep an eye on the traffic reports.

It's certainly doable in a day. Assuming you'll take it slow and make some stops along the way, I would estimate it to take 6-7 hours or so.

For a very special side trip, have a look here: www.grimselwelt.ch/gri mselhotels-en/oberaar-en/. You can hike from the Grimsel Pass to the restaurant, or drive on the (very narrow) road. Of course this makes the day even longer, so do start early.

Wandermann
Wandermann
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Dec 21, 2015 - 9:47 AM in reply to ariebk

Hi Arie,

Over the years I've made this day trip several times, starting from near Interlaken. If you start rather early you don't have to hurry and you'll have time enough for one or more breaks. I've done this both ways, but for some reason I prefer this order of passes: Susten - Furka - Grimsel. If you prefer this way round take care not to take the Motorway "Gotthardstrasse" in Wassen. From Wassen to Göschenen (and Andermatt) and near the Schollenenschlucht is a very nice part of the trip.

It's a really beautiful day trip if weather conditions are good.

Enjoy!

Wandermann

Last modified on Dec 21, 2015 - 9:58 AM by Wandermann
ariebk
ariebk
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Dec 21, 2015 - 10:29 AM in reply to Wandermann

Arno, Thanks :)

Wandermann, Thanks a lot for your tip's...

i will consider your advice !!

Arie

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