Comments: Among my riding experiences in Switzerland, I would rank this route as Number ONE. If you are lucky to have a clear day to ride this route, expect views for miles and miles. The road winds up and up through a long alpine valley with sky-scraping granite peaks, and then back and forth up the valley wall until all the trees are gone. There is a nice spot at the summit to stop for a coffee and the loo. We spotted a cow behind the restaurant gently chewing its cud so as not to disturb the enormous bell hanging around its neck, briefly enjoying a moment of peace. On the way back down towards the east the road is literally carved into a cliff, providing a bit of the \'whoops\' in your belly as you peer over the guardrail. There is an unbelievable waterfall across the valley that drops several hundred meters into the green abyss, rare these days as most are tapped for electric power generation. The trip ends down near the Vierwaldstaettersee in Altdorf, where there is a monument to William Tell. The ride along the lake to Schwyz is amazing follow-on, but I shall describe it in another entry. Although this website does not support photos of the routes, please go to my travel-log, www.travel-switzerland.net and look for the link \'Klausenpass\' to see more info and photos. Be very careful of your speed, particularly on weekends. We passed many a bicyclist grinding up the 8% grade, plus boneheads like me who are constantly pulling over for photos. This is a road where you could tear around the switchbacks, only to find a motorcop with a radar gun sitting there waiting just for you. I know, I followed him for about 15 km. But then I stopped at nearly every place he did because of the spectacular views. (He used them to watch for likely candidates.)
A road not to be missed. Awesome scenery and excelent road surface. You can miss the Steingletscher glacier that comes just beside the road. A bikers paradise.
This dead-end street into the valley Onsernone is great for small and agile bikes. The road ist twisty with a lot of blind spots, but theres always room enough to cross paths with a car or even a bus (yes, theres even a public transit bus going up there).
The surface is awesome most of the time, but its possible to have some fallen rocks on the street.
The only traffic is by the locals, so this is truly a challenging but rewarding ride.
A nice road with big lanes, wide bends and neat landscape. Perfect for opening the throttle :)
Un joli brin de route sur la frontière franco-suisse.