Touring the passes over the national holiday

Tomorrow I finally have 2 days of time and the weather is supposed to be nice.


So I decided to combine 2 hobbies of mine: Astrophotography and touring this beautiful country.  I will ride to Grimselpass (not the straight way: Klausenpass and Sustenpass are on the way, if you are willing to waste some time) and stay the night there, to stargaze and shoot some milkyway pictures if the sky is clear enough.

 

 

 

Next day, it goes back home, riding down Grimselpass, then over Furkapass, Overalppass and Chur back home. Today I spend 4 hours on my Thruxton and took 3 other passes here in the closer area. Yes, Switzerland has its disadvantages in terms of police controls etc, but man is that country beautiful.

 

 

Sustenpass, another pass around the block

The Sustenpass is the number one rated motorcycle pass (by a popular German motorcycle magazine, (MotorradOnline) in Switzerland.

Going there again, from my new home, takes a good hour to the start of the pass. Around 10km before the pass start, I have a short pitstop, at a Gasstation/Fastfood chain, which accidentally is the same stop I made the last time before I went up the Klaussenpass.

I realised then, that I could create a very nice day tour, by first riding the Sustenpass, then making a pause and continuing over the Klaussenpass towards my home, or the other way round.

Sustenpass is all that a biker could ask for. Great road conditions, nice, sporty curves and really great views in between.