Interlaken to Andermatt, Switzerland
This ride has everything a serious cyclist could ever want: 58 mountainous miles, over 12,000 feet of climbing, and out-of-this-world views. I loved it so much that DuVine launched our Switzerland Journey bike tour inspired by my trip.
Narrow roads zigzag their way up and over the Alps past snow-capped massifs, jagged peaks, evergreen forests, and still blue lakes. Alpine huts perch precariously on cliffs as you wind your way around hairpin turns. The roads are a mixture of smooth pavement and storied cobblestone sections.
But don’t be fooled—the natural beauty is a distraction for some grueling Alpine passes. Together with pro cyclist Tim Johnson, I conquered the Grosse Scheidegg, the Grimsel Pass, and the Furka Pass. The Grimsel was especially challenging for me, given the long, relentless climb. It took me over two hours to get up there! By the time we reached Andermatt I was soaring on a mountain high and a cloud of endorphins.