Help with road trip route Furka & Gotthard passes

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Peter mclean
Peter mclean
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May 9, 2018 - 7:44 AM

Hi everyone

Only just signed up so forgive me if this topic has been covered before. My fiance and I have a road trip planned across France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain etc. We have been planning routes for months and we were most looking forward to the drive through the Swiss alps. Unfortunately we noticed that Furka and Gotthard passes dont open to June. We will be Leaving Chamonix on 28th May heading for Milan. By any chance would anyone know if the passes are opening any earlier than expected and if not could someone help us out with a similar route?

Thanks =D

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May 9, 2018 - 8:56 AM in reply to Peter mclean

Hi Peter, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Gotthard Pass is expected to open on 25 May, but the Furka Pass won't be open until the beginning of June.

You can check the current status of the passes here:

This page will also be useful: r


Peter mclean
Peter mclean
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May 9, 2018 - 9:15 AM

Hi Alpenrose

Thank you for the quick reply. That's great at least we can drive one of them. Il have a read through the other link before we leave, looks to be plenty of information.

Thanks again !

Peter McLean

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