Furka Pass, Obergoms, Switzerland

The Furka Pass links Andermatt in the Canton of Uri with Gletsch in the Canton of Valais. It is part of the popular Three-Pass-Ride over the Furka, Grimsel and Susten Pass. In summer, a ride with the nostalgic Furka steam engine from Realp to Gletsch is an unforgettable experience.

Coming from the Reuss Valley, one rides through the Schöllenen Gorge, formerly an unsurpassable bottleneck on the Gotthard route via Andermatt into the Urseren Valley and Hospen Valley, where the road over the St. Gotthard Pass begins. In the rear of the Urseren Valley near the village of Realp, the Furka Pass road’s ascent starts. Here one can observe in summer the huffing and puffing of the Furka Train’s steam engine. After a few kilometers one reaches the hamlet of Tiefenbach. After riding over a slope-terrace the train climbs in tight curves to the peak at 2431 meters above sea level. Here you will have a panoramic view of the Gotthard Massif and the Urseren Valley.

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