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Furka Pass

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Ranked #4 of 144 Attractions in Valais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Travelled this road on a trip through Europe in September, weather was a little dull but did not matter in anyway, what a fantastic part of the world. the driving experience is second to none. you will need a good day to stop and see most things with the time it will take to drive across as well. as every... More

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Castro Daire, Viseu, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

To dangerous for me, the only time a have affraid of drive in a place, almost stop my foots were nuts trenbling all the way, beautyfull yes inddeed but never more i didn`t see nothing i was terryfiing praying to reach the bottom of the mountain. The road as no guards it was choking.

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Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
107 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We travelled this road 4 days ago. I've been to many places but I've never been on a road trip like we did. The road is steep, windy and so scenic photos just don't/can't do it justice. A stop at the glacier to visit the ice grotto was fantastic too!

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I think that the weather factor is really important. The drive was thrilling and the views were breathtaking! A must do and see!

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
99 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were on our way from Grindlewald to Zurich and just stumbled upon this pass name at the very last. This would have delayed our reaching time to Zurich by 4 hours, but we decided to go for it and were we surprised???This is one of the most stunning drives that i have ever done. The curvy roads with the... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First of all, the drive was terrifying! We factored camping on the mountain into our itinerary but unfortunately it was so foggy we could hardly see three meters in front of us. But we made it! We camped on the mountain and woke up to the most beautiful view and the sound of cow bells was comical and cute. Don't... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This high mountain road is superb! We did Furka Pass after driving through Grimsel Pass on a sunny Saturday. We were lucky at that time to encounter a beautiful clear blue sky and not many vehicles on the road. Luxury cars and horse carriage passed by, we snapped hundreds of pictures of the incredible alpine scenery. Countless wows. A memorable... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Furka pass is an amazing drive, the road is in good condition and well signposted and the views are spectacular. Weather whist I visited was variable with patches of rain and sunshine, nevertheless I will never forget driving this road.

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Albany, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

OK - I'm terrified of heights, but my husband drove and I'm so glad we did this. The switchbacks are scary and exhilirating. The road is very good. Take a lot of time to travel this road - stop and check all the views. It's really incredible. There are plenty of places to stop and have a view / snack,... More

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New York City, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
35 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Driving on Furka Pass in July was incredibly beautiful and dramatic. The weather was not in our favor, since it was either raining or with thick clouds, but I still enjoyed the experience very much. Unfortunately it rained almost every day we were in Switzerland, but we made the most of it, and this pass was certainly a highlight for... More

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