Cycling Switzerland: My first solo journey

Day 3 | Hospental – Bellinzona (125 km)

What a day this turned out to be! To start, I did not sleep well. The co-ed thing did not bother me since it is a common thing to do in hostels and I was sharing the room with a couple and their children and another guy who looked quite harmless. I am not certain harmless is the correct term to use since he snored so loud I was convinced a freight train was right next to my bed the entire night! Anyway, all was well and I was up bright and early and ready to face not one but two passes. The Oberalp Pass at 2048m and the Lukmanier Pass at 1920m. Before I left I took a short walk around the village, checked my bike, and left my luggage at the reception.

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