Published on Oct 26, 2013
Switzerland Nufenen Pass
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Switzerland Nufenen Pass
Swiss second highest mountain pass
between Pizzo Gallina - Nufenestock
opened to traffic September 1969
east source of the Ticino River
rising 2478 mtr with average 11%
just before top junction to Griessee
top with restaurant and kiosk
after 24 km pass ends in Airolo
Tags: BMW 2013 R1200GS-LC liquid coold Switzerland Nufenen Pass Swiss second highest mountain pass between Pizzo Gallina - Nufenestock opened to traffic September 1969 east source of the Ticino River rising 2478 mtr with average 11% just before top junction to Griessee top with restaurant and kiosk after 24 km pass ends in Airolo packed our bags, ready to go camping Brienz, #1 night cold & wet next morning, sunny & warm riding the "Magic four" passes starting with the Grimselpass 27 km long, rising up to 11% base of EU steepest cablecar 106% top; big terras and meeting point Furkastrasse to Nufenenpass landscape quiet, rough and bare ending after 14 km at 2478 mtr new Gotthard pass wide and open on top intersection with old pass Sustenpass ending the "Magic four" 28 km: 25 bridges, 25 tunnels beautiful views on top at 2224 mtr ending the day with a nice meal Rothorn Bahn first Swiss steamtrain 1:4, 25% gradiant ending at 2244m 12 km steep descent (900m) by foot breathtaking views everywherenext France, first the Gotthard tunnel Mountain Trip Part 3: Switserland Part 1=Austria, Part 2=Italy Austria heading to Switserland crossing the Flüela pass (2383 m) Stan Kawasaki ZX1000 Wilbert Aprilia Tuono Oberalp pass Graubunden (2044 m) snowy peak even until July nice youth hostel in Andermatt detour Furka pass (2431 m) home of the Rhone Glacier Martijn BMW K1200R Gotthard pass home of Rhine river open only during spring / summer pass ends at 2106 mtr let's make some noise Theo BMW R1200GS heading to the Vierwaldstättersee 4th largest lake Switserland (114 km²)perfect place for food and leisure leaving Switzerland via Basel from Mulhouse visiting the Vosges perfect German hospitality until our first speeding ticket in 3200 km a film says more than 1000 words Italy Stelvio Part 1=Austria, Part 3=Swiss heading to Italian Stelvio pass crossing Fuorn and Ofen pass single lane Munt la Schera Tunnel Foscagno pass to Bormio/Stelvio start of west side Stelvio pass west side 12 hairpins, east 48 2760 mtr, 2th highest pass Alps tradition: Bratwurst from Der Ernst east side closed due to snowfall returning the same west side offroad playing in dry lake Livigno ending the day with fish & chips Mountain Trip Part Austria Part Italy Part Swiss last minute modifications many roadblocks and detours foggy B500 schwarzwald hochstrasse south germany flooded by rain and if it is dry, we make it wet avoiding roadblocks from nature sometimes nature wins accepting detour if all else fails Flexenpass, our first snowstorm warming up during short stop ending the day in Sölden Austria best way to start the day: bacon-eggs perfect dry asphalt along the Plansee motorbikers always having fun after rain comes snow: Kuhtai pass sunny day taking a mountain walk visiting closed Timmelsjoch pass Enjoy fun off-road motorcycle allroad snow rock gravel tenere yamaha ktm dirtbike Camping Park world climbing canyon highway steep descent great views overtaking possible people motorbike minded giving space possible around the world RTW coast to coast CTC reis
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