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Cycle Tour Bike holiday The Upper Rhine

Dag/day 2: Andermatt-Sumvitg

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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

25

Cumulative elevation gain in m

1.569

Avg. slope uphill in %

6,28

Cumulative elevation loss in m

1.951

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

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cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

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GPX file uploaded

by Ottocolor on 24 Jul 2020

Track points in total

637

Track points per km (avg)

25

Start/endpoint

Start location

Andermatt, Uri, CH (1441 m NHN)

End location

Sumvitg, Graubünden, CH (1059 m NHN)

ridden on

09 Jul 2020

Weather

Warm and sunny weather all day. Even at an altitude og 2,500 m the air is warm.

Accommodation

Camping Garvera
Via Staziun
CH-7175 Sumvitg

Properties

The route from the Oberalp pass to Disentis runs on main road 19, steeply descending in the traffic. At Disentis the separate bike route through the valley of the Rhine Anterior begins, but technical problems and a blocked road make us take the train from Disentis to Sumvitg Cumpadials.

Remarks

Not a day without any problems. First we take the train from Andermatt to the Oberalp pass in order to skip the 600 altidude meters on the 11 km stretch. Then we venture on a long mountain walk to the Toma lake, which is said to be the Rhine's source. Alexander and Simon even hike on via the mountain top of Pazolastock. I fall twice down a mountain slope on my way back. Simon gets problems with his brakes on the descent from the Oberalp pass. Plus his left rear pannier ends up in his rear wheel. The first part of the bike route through the valley is blocked, so Alexander and I follow him on a train ride the last bit of todays stage.

Travel report

The town of Andermatt as seen from the train to Oberalppass
The town of Andermatt as seen from the train to Oberalppass
Spectacular Alpine landscape as seen from Oberalppass
Spectacular Alpine landscape as seen from Oberalppass
Our bikes rested, while we ventured on a long mountain walk
Our bikes rested, while we ventured on a long mountain walk
At this point the path was still easy going
At this point the path was still easy going
Weʹve made the goal of our hike - the lake Toma at an altitude of 2,300 m
Weʹve made the goal of our hike - the lake Toma at an altitude of 2,300 m
Even in mid July some snow still lies here
Even in mid July some snow still lies here
The lake constitutes the source of the river Rhine
The lake constitutes the source of the river Rhine
A dog is disporting himself in the snow
A dog is disporting himself in the snow
Fabulous view into the valley of the Anterior Rhine, called Surselva
Fabulous view into the valley of the Anterior Rhine, called Surselva