Unexpected: The Mauvoisin Dam
The ascent from Le Châble to the Mauvoisin Dam is rough, twisty and steep – and with no distant views for quite a way. You don’t catch sight of Switzerland’s second-highest dam until right towards the end.
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Breathtaking: Lake Narèt
The route from Bignasco (pop: 300) to the source of the Maggia is exhausting; the views, however, are spectacular. The road leads through a dense forest of evergreens and past Lake Sambuco until it reaches Lake Narèt at alt. 2310 m.
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The ride between Thusis and Juf-Avers is like a demanding journey through time. After the busy traffic around Viamala Gorge, a long, steep ascent takes you to Juf-Avers, the highest (alt. 2126 m) settlement in Switzerland to be inhabited all year round.
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The dead-end route that leads from Grindelwald to the Männlichen at alt. 2229 m is exhausting, narrow and utterly relentless. Yet awaiting the hardy rider are awe-inspiring views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
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The 14 kilometres from Innertkirchen to Engstlenalp are varied and convoluted in terms of scenery: you ride through dense woodland and the Gental, one of Central Switzerland’s remotest valleys. After a gentle finale, the view at the top (alt. 1835 m) reaches as far as the Titlis.
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