We planned to do three passes again but this with the charged up GoPro – Grimsel, Furka and Susten! We stopped in at the local Vilg supermarket and got a couple for bread rolls and bananas for breakfast….we planned to come back later for supplies.
Commencing the Grimsel Pass for the third time, it was just a lovely, if not now a bit familiar! Being Monday, there was pretty much no traffic on the road and we had an almost clean run both up and down the Grimsel Pass, only being baulked by slow vehicles right at the end of each run. Leading on from the Grimsel Pass, through Gletsch, we made our ascent of the Furka Pass. Dropping down into the green valley on the far side we headed into Andermatt. This time we went into the village itself and stopped at a cafe for lunch. We then continued out journey towards the Susten Pass only to find the road completely blocked by roadworks. There was no viable alternative in heading North from Andermatt to reach the start of the Pass, so we had no choice but to return the way we came, taking the Furka Pass for the third time, and the Grimsel Pass for the fourth ….talk about Groundhog Day. Vince had no issues about reriding Mountain Passes, but from my pillion perspective ….I prefer the adiage…..”never go back!”
Back at Innertkirchen, we went to the Vilg supermarket and bought some hamburgers and vegetables to make a simple but satisfying meal.