Published on 04 July 2012 ‐ Duration: 07:57
If someone asks Paddy Murphy what the best way from Bellinzona to Glarus would be, he will answer: Nufenen ‐ Grimsel ‐ Susten ‐ Klausen. This episode shows two of those mountain roads. Grimsel Pass is like a motorway over the mountain, when you start in Gletsch, wide road, some serpentines and long, straight tracks. Interesting fact, at the summit is a lake called Totensee (lake of the dead). According to Wikipedia the name Totensee is said to be derived from soldiers of Duke Berchtold V of Zähringen who were driven into the lake by the people of Valais. The Susten Pass road connects Innertkirchen with Wassen in the canton of Uri. There is a 300 meters long tunnel at the summit and it would be a brilliant idea to use a light in that tunnel, especially for cyclists.
The thing about Irish roads is that you'll never know what comes next after a hill or a bend. Just close your eyes, come and rely on the luck o' the Irish.Paddy Murphy, 2012