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The Dramatic Panoramastrasse Oberaar Road in Switzerland

Facts Location: Switzerland Length: 3 km Width: one lane Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 7 Highest point: 2,303 m Operating times: all year, with a schedule via Panoramastrasse Oberaar Route: from Grimsel Pass to Panoramastrasse Oberaar Panoramastrasse Oberaar Road Description Panoramastrasse Oberaar is a high mountain road, located in the municipality of Guttannen, Switzerland. It’s a challenging road, no matter of …

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Klausen Pass – the Road to Drive in the Alps 1h Away from Zurich

Facts Location: Switzerland Length: 47.5 km Width: 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 9 Highest point: 1,948 m (6,391 ft) Operating times: June-July to November via Route 17 Route: from Linthal to Altdorf Klausen Pass Description The Klausen Pass is a passage that takes travellers directly into the heart of the Alps. It also is the first major alpine pass, …

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Oberalp Pass – Lakes, Mountains and an Exciting Road

Facts Location: Switzlerland Length: 32,1 km Width: 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 9 Highest point: 2,044 m (6,706 ft) Operating times: from end of April-mid May until the end of October-beginning of December via Gassa/Route 19 Route: from Andermatt to Disentis Oberalp Pass Description Oberalp Pass is a high mountain pass and the place where a part …

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18 Hairpin Bends and a Steep Slope, All in San Bernardino Pass

Facts Location: Switzerland Length: 37,3 km Built: 1770 Width: 5 m, 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 8 Highest point: 2,065 m (6,775 ft) Operating times: open only during summer via A13 Route: from Hinterrhein to Misox San Bernardino Pass Description The San Bernardino Pass connects the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys and gets travelers at an altitude …

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The Maloja Pass a.k.a. the Pass That Never Was

Facts Location: Switzerland Length: 73,4 km Built: upgraded in 1839 Width: 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 9 Highest point: 1,815 m (5,955 ft) Operating times: throughout the year via Route 3 and Route 27 Route: from Chiavenna to Engadin Maloja Pass Road Description The Maloja Pass is located at an elevation of 1,815 m (5,955 ft), in the …

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St Gotthard Pass – Tunnels and Serpentine

Facts Location: Switzerland Length: 13.8 km Width: 5 m standard, 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 8 Highest point: 2,106 m (6,909 ft) Bult: 1830 Operating times: between June and October via Route 2 and Motto Bartola-Stüei Route: from Via Sasso Rosso to Airolo St Gotthard Pass Road Description St Gotthard Pass or Passo del San Gottardo is one of …

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Susten Pass – One of the Best 3 Drives in Switzerland

Facts Location: Switzerland Length: 45.8 km Built: between 1938 and 1945 Wide: 5 m standard, 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 8 Highest point: 2.264 m (7,428 ft) Operating times: June to November (closed daily from 18.00 to 08.00h) via Route 11 Route: from Wassen to Innertkirchen Susten Pass Description Susten Pass is an outstanding high …

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Furka Pass – Drive On A James Bond Movie Road

Facts Location: Swiss Alps, Switzerland Length: 38 km Built: 1867 Width: 2 wide lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 8 Highest point: 2,429 metres (7,969 ft) Operating times: closed during winter via Furkastrasse/Route 19 Route: from Hospental to Grotte de Glace Furka Pass  Road Description Furka Pass is one of the highest mountain passes in Switzerland. It became famous once the …

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Umbrail Pass, the highest mountain pass in Switzerland

Facts Location:  Swiss-Italian border connecting Santa Maria in Switzerland with Bormio, Italy Length: 38 km Built: 1901 Wide: 5 m, 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 5): 4 Highest point: 2,501 m Operating times: June – September Via Umbrail, Strada Statale 38 del Passo Stelvio SS 38 Route: Santa Maria – Stelvio Pass – Bormio Description Umbrail Pass (Italian: Passo dell’Umbrail, Giogo di …

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Passo dello Spluga, the hidden gem of the Alps

Facts Location: Swiss-Italian border connecting Chiavenna in Italy with Splügen, Switzerland Length: 30.2 km from Chiavenna, 7.8 km from Splügen Built:  between 1818 and 1823 Wide: 5 m standard, 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 5): 4 Highest point: 2.115 m Operating times: May – November SS 36 Strada Statale 36 del Lago di Como e dello Spluga Route: Chiavenna – Passo …