Sep 18, 2017 - 1:52 PM
Welcome to MySwissAlps! In summer you could indeed have taken the Gotthard pass road instead of the tunnel, or even a longer scenic route. But most passes will be closed mid November. The Gotthard pass is already snow covered today, but still open. It will depend on the weather if it's open when you are there, but don't count on it. If it is open, be sure to have a winter equipped car and know how to use it.
If you spend the night in Göschenen you can easily take the train to Andermatt if that's the place you'd like to explore. You can drive there too on a curvy pass-like road, but the train ride is short, fun and safe, so the best way in my opinion. From Andermatt you can take the cable car to the Gemsstock. November is low season, so it may not operate when you're there. It depends on the weather. In weekends it might operate. Another option is to take a train across the Oberalp pass. It's a 20 minute ride from Andermatt, and it operates all year round.
As for driving you'll find lots of information here: www.myswissalps.com/ca r.
Last modified on Sep 18, 2017 - 7:59 PM by Arno