Jan 25, 2016 - 4:55 PM
in reply to sugarplumfairy
<<"By the way is the route through Gotthard pass as beautiful or more beautiful than Bermina express?">>
The Bernina route is usually voted #1 for scenery, but that includes the whole route from Chur to Tirano. i agree that it offers spectacular views...especially if you come from a tropical country.
I like the Gotthard better because I've seen more than enough mountains with no additional features. The Gotthard route has its share of the Uri Alps, plus rail engineering that lets you look at the scenery from different angels and altitudes. Traces of the history of the trans-alpine route are visible everywhere. And, the altitude changing spirals are not as easy to visualize as the one at Brusio, but there are more of them.
Check the image link that I posted a couple of posts ago.
Last modified on Jan 25, 2016 - 4:58 PM by Slowpoke