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“one of the best passes in Switzerland” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Furka Pass

Furka Pass
Switzerland
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Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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Nahariya, Israel
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“one of the best passes in Switzerland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

we had a long day trip through the passes first the furka pass and then the am grimsel pass on our journey to interlaken.
though it was a long day but it was a breath taking views!!
very nice scenery and worth the effort.

Visited July 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“one of the best scenic drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

we did over 2700 miles during our road trip of Europe and this along with other mountain passes(St Gotthard, oberalp and Grimsel) was the highlight of the trip. you climb up through furka and then on to the valley and then again on top using Grimsel, it does take a whilte to do this 2 passess but it is worth it, one can also stop and enjoy Rhone Glacier, the entrance to the glacier is through the shop on the top and a small fee is paid for the entry(I recommend stopping and visiting the Glacier on this pass). The view is fantastic but unfortunately the driver cannot enjoy much because of the sharp bends. This pass became popular after James bond Goldfinger movie which was shot here, we filled fuel in our car at the same petrol station in Andermatt as shown in the movie(the first station you see when you enter Andermatt). for anyone who likes driving on high altitude mountian passes they will surely enjoy this one.

Visited June 2012
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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“Drive over the Furka Pass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I was part of a group of approx 60 people in 20 low value cars who made the trip across the Furka Pass recently. Our journey started near Aylesbury, England and finished in Monaco. The purpose of the trip was to raise funds for the well know charity Help for Heroes. We raised almost £30,000 between us!

The views from the Furka Pass were simply awesome! Almost round every bend was a spectacular panorama. There are plenty of places to pull in to and admire the scenery. A camera is a must on the trip. We were lucky to have really good weather and with hardly a cloud in the sky it was very warm too. I would highly recommend doing this drive if you can.

Visited September 2012
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Go in September after the holiday rush. Open roads all to yourself. Don't go too late as the snow can come in and close the road, and give yourself plenty of time to stop and take in views. Visit the Rhone Glacier opposite the hotel and walk inside the glacier for CHF7. We drove from Chur along the 19 then turned off on the 6 to Interlaken. Amazing!

Visited September 2012
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Orange County, CA
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“007 and me”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had perfect weather on the day we traversed Furka Pass. Absolutely spectacular scenery down the valley toward Brig. Climbing higher back and forth on the switchbacks we started to get a glimpse of the Rhone Glacier. At the top is a magnificent overlook that usually attracts a crowd. From there you can look down onto Grimsel Pass and feel like you can just barely see the Matterhorn in the distance.
The descent into Andermatt is not as spectacular but still very scenic. This is a must-drive pass for Bond-philes and anybody who loves driving.

Visited September 2012
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