Sep 17, 2014 - 10:04 PM
in reply to Arno
Just checking back as our September travel dates approach. Took your advice (thank you again) and booked the Continental Park Hotel in Lugano. Which is my secondary "destination" -- the Alps being my primary destination. Now that I've cut down my route quite a bit -- dropping St. Moritz, Stelvio and all points in between until another time -- I'm wondering if the following is do-able, weather providing (pardon my spelling) --
Friday: Coming from an overnight in Murren, I hope to drive through Interlaken and hit the Susten turnoff about 11 am. Drive east on Susten, south to Andermatt, west up the Furka, "down" Grimsel for a peek, turnaround and head south to Nufenen pass to St. Gothard old road, north and east over Oberalp then turn south toward Lukmanier pass. Arrive in Bellinzona for dinner, and stay?
Saturday: "See" (drive by) the 3 castles in Bellinzona, head north across San Bernardino Pass, turn south onto Splugen (old pass?), west at Chiavenna, and onto Lugano.... by late afternoon.
Sounds a bit dizzying, but.... could be fantastic. What do you think?