Apr 13, 2017 - 2:52 PM
You've already had some good advice re the Susten Pass so how about considering another alternative?! From Lauterbrunnen head to Spiez then to Kandersteg and take the car train through the Lotschberg Tunnel to Goppenstein. From there head along the Rhone Valley to Brig where you can either go over the Simplon Pass (which is more likely to be open than the Susten) or, if it's still closed you can again take the car train from Brig to Iselle. Then drop down to skirt Lake Maggiore then Milan then Genoa. Some stunning mountain scenery in the first part, then the Italian Lakes, the Po plain and finally the breathtaking drive along the coast. Yes, along drive but worth it. One note of caution - the Autostrade around Genoa is very challenging, invariably busy, narrow, twisty, lots of tunnels and NOT for the faint-hearted!