Jan 2, 2017 - 9:52 AM
in reply to Jamesmc
Happy New Year to you and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Good to hear from another Canadian!
Option 1: The most direct route and most likely to be open is entering Switzerland through Baseland head East to Zurich, and on to Innsbruck, Austria and south down to Trento. This is also a lovely scenic trip I've made a few times by car (in Spring and Summer only so far).
Option 2: Head for Lucerneafter Basel and on to Andermatt, Lugano and into Milan, then head east to Trento (though you may not want to drive in Milan for any period of time!)
This would perhaps be the most scenic option and offer some breathtaking scenery. However it would be much more prone to road closures once you've gotten to Andermatt and beyond.
Other members here may be able to testify to that.
I can imagine a great road trip if the weather holds and you get nice sunny days, but as you know winter weather in mountain areas can change on a dime. Are you from BC or Alberta and spent any time driving in the Rockies? Are delays on your arrival into Trento acceptable?
Lucerne would be a great city to stop in for two nights and explore the area if you go that route. Visiting Basel or Zurich and the Appenzell region would be my suggestion if you take the northern route. What are you looking to see during your stops in Switzerland?
For more information on driving in Switzerland and car trains take a look at travelling by car in Switzerland
I look forward to your thoughts,
Last modified on Jan 2, 2017 - 6:37 PM by Lucas