Apr 12, 2018 - 12:03 AM
I've driven in the areas you mention many times.
The Susten pass can be snowy even in high summer so don't bank on it being open. It is a fabulous pass though! It is one of my favourites, and was only opened fully to modern road traffic in 1964.
Do please note that the A8 is not particlularly fast road. Many sections of the A8 are not dual carriageway motorways but are single carriageway 'semi-motorway'. To underline this, the nearly 150km route on 'real' motorways which would take you up into northern Switzerland, only takes 10 minutes longer than the 85km route via the Brünig pass (A8)
Some of the A8 route, such as over the Brünig pass, is not motorway at all. However, the Brünig pass is a nice drive. At the top of the pass at the railway station there is a huge antiques and bric a brac centre which might be a fun place to look in on.
There is a superb view from the railway station area at Spiez over the lake so it's a nice place to stop (and often missed by tourists)
Last modified on Apr 12, 2018 - 12:13 AM by 1960man