Cycling Switzerland: My first solo journey

Day 6 | Meiringen – Schwyz (100KM)

Today was the best day of the entire trip! The weather was perfect, I did not get lost, and Brunnen was stunning! The Susten Pass was a good challenge but it was beautiful. I left Meiringen at the usual time, around 9:15 and headed for the Susten Pass. I had no idea what to expect but knew the summit was at 2224m. As usual, I kept a steady pace and took the time to look at the scenery…it was such a sunny day and everything was clear. This was my favourite climb of the trip!

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Cycling Switzerland: My first solo journey

Day 5 | Hospental – Meiringen (70KM)

Today was a great day but the weather was horrible again. I went from 25C in Bellinzona two days before to what felt like -5C at the summit of the Furka Pass and Grimsel Pass! At 9AM on July 14 2011 I left the hostel in Hospental to climb the Furka Pass at 2436m and the Grimsel Pass at 2165m to arrive in Meiringen. This time I was ready!

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