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satans worm

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Hi
Looking at going from Zürich to Lake Como in a few weeks time, rather than take the fastest route, I would like to take a more scenic one, although not hours and hours worth of detours!
Ideally a couple of hours drive, lunch somewhere, then another hour or 2 to get to Como (Menaggio).
Any ideas where i can enjoy some roof down passes? good suggestions for lunch/ break areas also welcome smile
Thanks

qualityscrew

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Thursday 3rd May 2012 quote quote all
This route would be my choice if the passes are open!

eyebeebe

1,401 posts

117 months

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Friday 4th May 2012 quote quote all
Given you don't want much of a detour and it is a 3-4 hour drive to Menaggio from Zurich in the most direct way, I'd look at going via San Bernadino, as it is quieter than heading to the Gotthard. If the pass is open it's much more fun imo than the Gotthard. For lunch I would look at stopping in Bellinzona.
http://g.co/maps/r7mhn

If you want to take more of a detour a five hour route would be down to Altdorf onto the Susten, Grimsel and Nufenenpasses and then back down the motorway. You could stop for lunch at the restaurant on the Grimsel dam.
http://g.co/maps/9wjq9

Bear in mind that the passes could well be closed into June.

satans worm

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eyebeebe said:
Given you don't want much of a detour and it is a 3-4 hour drive to Menaggio from Zurich in the most direct way, I'd look at going via San Bernadino, as it is quieter than heading to the Gotthard. If the pass is open it's much more fun imo than the Gotthard. For lunch I would look at stopping in Bellinzona.
http://g.co/maps/r7mhn

If you want to take more of a detour a five hour route would be down to Altdorf onto the Susten, Grimsel and Nufenenpasses and then back down the motorway. You could stop for lunch at the restaurant on the Grimsel dam.
http://g.co/maps/9wjq9

Bear in mind that the passes could well be closed into June.
Thanks for the replies, never thought about the passes being closed, how do I check that before hand?
This is my first winter here, and now driving around with the roof down seems a strange concept snow is still on the hillssmile



eyebeebe

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117 months

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Monday 7th May 2012 quote quote all
satans worm said:
Thanks for the replies, never thought about the passes being closed, how do I check that before hand?
This is my first winter here, and now driving around with the roof down seems a strange concept snow is still on the hillssmile
From the Annual Passes Thread smile

RainerM said:
Good morning,
This link might be interesing for you:
Re. updated info about passes (open-closed)

http://www.alpen-journal.de/alpenservice/alpenpaes...

RE.Fluela, open in the morning and early evening (avalance danger) this is not mentioned in this guide;-)

Have a nice day:-)

Rainer and Dot
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smack

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75 months

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Saturday 12th May 2012 quote quote all
I ended up driving from Zurich to Como last week, and as most of the passes down that direction were still closed deep in snow, I ended up going this way:

Zurich to Chur via the motorway.

Then followed Route 3, using the Lenzerheidepass and the Jullerpass, and turned off to see St Moritz. Then back onto Route 3, using the Passo del Malojo to Italy.

I took the west side of Lake Como, on the SS340, which is very pretty, but slow going. I did that on a Thursday, but if it is the weekend, ora busy time I could only imagine the traffic crawls along.

satans worm

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smack said:
I ended up driving from Zurich to Como last week, and as most of the passes down that direction were still closed deep in snow, I ended up going this way:

Zurich to Chur via the motorway.

Then followed Route 3, using the Lenzerheidepass and the Jullerpass, and turned off to see St Moritz. Then back onto Route 3, using the Passo del Malojo to Italy.

I took the west side of Lake Como, on the SS340, which is very pretty, but slow going. I did that on a Thursday, but if it is the weekend, ora busy time I could only imagine the traffic crawls along.
Interesting, how long did each leg of the journey take you?



smack

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satans worm said:
Interesting, how long did each leg of the journey take you?
I'll see if my mates Zumo I borrowed stored it, else work it from the timestamps on my photos and get back to you.
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