4-Passes of Switzerland
Switzerland is blessed by nature with beautiful snow covered mountains. The mighty Alps could be seen with its grandeur with multiple facets. One has to take the 4-pass tour which is a one day tour operated by PostBus (www.postbus.ch), takes you across four of the most magnificent Swiss mountain passes.
The tour is customised for travellers from across the globe, equipped with audio guides which explain the significance of each place that comes on the way. The itinerary is well planned and allows tourists to get soaked with the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps. Starting point for the tour is Meiringen and ends at the same place after a full day trip.
The Grimsel Pass: First Stop-over
The first pass which comes on the tour is Grimsel which is at 2167 m. En-route the curvy roads winding across the mountains, one can see the mighty Alps towards standing like a wall on one side. Dam of Räterichsbodensee has a capacity of 100 million cubic meters. Wall of the dam is painted beautifully.
The Neufen Pass: Signature of “Gries Glacier”
The Neufen pass is the next one on the trip which is at 2904 m. The Ticino river has it source at the east of the top of this pass. The pass boasts of the signature of the “Gries Glacier” which gives an impression as if it’s the canvas which is painted by God himself.
The curvy roads up the pass is a delight for mountain bikers many of whom you pass while going up. One of these curvy roads below looks like the signature of Zorro!
The Gotthard Pass: Connecting link for Switzerland
The Gotthard pass which is at 2106 m is the next one to see and on the way come some of the best in civil engineering. Be it the typical Arc bridges based on German architecture or the most modern multi-layer bridges or the numerous tunnels on the way.
One can also see some of the nature’s best creations like lakes and waterfalls made from molten glaciers.
Gotthard Pass is of much significance as it connects Germany with Italy. There is a tunnel built through the mountains for making this connection and memorial is erected in memory of those killed during the construction of the tunnel. This tunnel link was of strategic importance during the World War II. Gotthard pass also connects the northern German speaking part of Switzerland with the Italian speaking region.
The Susten Pass: Last in the trip
The last one in the tour is Susten pass which is at 2262 m. By the end of tour, one is left with lifetime memory of the multiple faces of the mighty Alps, nature’s marvels, God’s creativity and engineering marvels of mankind.
Strongly recommended a visit to the 4-pass tour by Post Bus, for memories for a lifetime.