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Fabulous scenery - Bellisimo!

Travelled by coach excursion from Stresa to Zermatt Switzerland for a 1 day trip on Friday 21 August 2015. I was slightly apprehensive as I knew there would be hairpin bends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Travelled by coach excursion from Stresa to Zermatt Switzerland for a 1 day trip on Friday 21 August 2015. I was slightly apprehensive as I knew there would be hairpin bends along the way and hoped it wouldn’t be too scary for me! I was relived and surprised how much I enjoyed the whole journey. The scenery was spectacular and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

When driving from Lugano to Zermatt you cross the Simplon Pass. It is an OK drive with steep stony mountains on either side. The highlight of the Simplon Pass is a restaurant on top of the pass opposite to Simplon Hospice. It was cold and slightly drizzling and we got to have hot chocolate with apricot strudel as we watched... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the drive which I agree can be scary, especially for us Australians as we are driving on the wrong side of the road. The views are spectacular but it is a pity that there are so few places to stop to take photographs.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Train Back to Brig I has decided to take train back to Brig. It was there that I would take the Simplon Pass over to Italy. I had passed through Brig on my ride down the Rhone from Andermatt. I Wasn’t impressed with the place at all. I had checked the internet for a camp site before I left Genève.... More 

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Klosters, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was an interesting drive into Italy and back into Switzerland. The views are spectacular and although some of the hairpins were scary, the traffic was not heavy. At the moment, the Swiss are improving the roads. There are some delays where the road became single lane.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I come back to this sights every year and it never disappoints. The views are truly spectacular and I always look forward to seeing the stone eagle. The nearby cafe is a worth a visits but the view steals the show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I choose to take the train from Kandersteg on my trip from Bern to Venice and how much easier it was than using the Gotthard Tunnel that on a Bank holiday Weekend was reporting queues up to 14Kms, I arrived drove straight on to the train and within 30 seconds we were underway, but the real benefit of taking this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We traveled the Simplon Pass to head to Italy for the day. Wow! Amazing views along the drive. The road is well maintained (though there was construction, which meant a small delay). There were a few restaurants up at the top where you can stop of a coffee or glass of wine (we didn't order food). Good location for going... More 

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We decided to take the tunnel train from Italy to Switzerland,especially since the weather forecast said that it would snow later that day(which it did).Plus it saves a lot of time too,by train it takes around 20min,and by car friends have told us it can take around hour and a half, depending on the roads and weather. It costs 19euros... More 

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Metz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you like driving thorough the Alps but don't want to be on a cliff with no rail, is drive is for you:) it's breathtaking every time.

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