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Cycle Tour Bike holiday The Upper Rhine

Dag/day 1: Prolog: Göschenen-Andermatt

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike holiday The Upper Rhine

Added on 24 Jul 2020

on 06 Aug 2020

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

8

Cumulative elevation gain in m

435

Avg. slope uphill in %

5,44

Cumulative elevation loss in m

65

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

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cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

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creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

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by Ottocolor on 24 Jul 2020

Track points in total

215

Track points per km (avg)

27

Start/endpoint

Start location

Göschenen, Uri, CH (1075 m NHN)

End location

Andermatt, Uri, CH (1445 m NHN)

ridden on

08 Jul 2020

Weather

Warm and sunny weather. However, at high altitudes the temperature dropped somewhat, especially after sunset, and the night was cold, 4 to 5°C.

Temperature curve on 08 Jul 2020 16:3016:4517:0017:1517:3017:4518:0018:1518:3018:4510°15°20°25°16.9° - 23°

Accommodation

Gotthard Camping
Gemsstockstraße 15
CH-6490 Andermatt

Properties

The first part of the route through the Schoellenen gorge runs on a bike lane along the road, while the last two thirds of it runs on a splendid, separate tarmac bike track, where it's only allowed to go uphill.

Remarks

Before the cycling prologue we have managed the following stretches by car, train and bike: From Odense to Weil on the Rhine by car (the previous day), from Weil on the Rhine to Basel central station by bike (6 km) and from Basel to Goeschenen by train with an interchange at Erstfeld.

Travel report

Alexander, Helmuth and Simon (l. to r.) ready for take off
Alexander, Helmuth and Simon (l. to r.) ready for take off
A view from the train to Goeschenen in the Reuss valley
A view from the train to Goeschenen in the Reuss valley
Monument to Louis Favre, the constructor of the Gotthard railway tunnel, at Goeschenen
Monument to Louis Favre, the constructor of the Gotthard railway tunnel, at Goeschenen
A glance into the exhibiton tunnel at Goeschenen
A glance into the exhibiton tunnel at Goeschenen
A bridge for walkers at the beginning of the Schoellenen gorge
A bridge for walkers at the beginning of the Schoellenen gorge
The two existing Devilʹs bridges. The older one is now for bikers and hikers
The two existing Devilʹs bridges. The older one is now for bikers and hikers
Entrance to a military tunnel, omitting the Devilʹs bridge
Entrance to a military tunnel, omitting the Devilʹs bridge
The river Reuss has cut the deep Schoellenen gorge into the rocks
The river Reuss has cut the deep Schoellenen gorge into the rocks
Evening atmosphere at the campsite of Andermatt
Evening atmosphere at the campsite of Andermatt