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Old 21-10-2018, 03:08 PM   #26
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By driving up to Sanetsch I passed a house beautful arranged with flowers and Swiss and Wallis/Valais flags - I have seen this pic before? Probably used to be a restaurant, but it was closed.





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Here it is in full swing during the summer season





...and the Sanetsch with an early coat of white





Good to see you copped a good sniff of the local Fendant
Heady stuff, that half-fermented grape stuff on those open trailers...
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Old 21-10-2018, 03:20 PM   #27
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And looking at that map...maybe next time, check out the Val Darpette from Bovernier on the St. Berhard ramp just out of Martigny, cutting south via the little resort of Champex au Lac and join the St. Bernard again at Orsieres.

With an extra couple of hours, the valley (Val Ferret) south from Orsieres is also a cracker ride, far more twisty than what the map promises and with some of Switzerland best cheeses at the very end while being straight underneath the glaciers of the Main Ridge.


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http://www.alpagedesars.ch/

https://goo.gl/9Jq5Lv
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Old 22-10-2018, 04:05 PM   #28
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And looking at that map...maybe next time, check out the Val Darpette from Bovernier on the St. Berhard ramp just out of Martigny, cutting south via the little resort of Champex au Lac and join the St. Bernard again at Orsieres.

With an extra couple of hours, the valley (Val Ferret) south from Orsieres is also a cracker ride, far more twisty than what the map promises and with some of Switzerland best cheeses at the very end while being straight underneath the glaciers of the Main Ridge.


Some pics here

http://www.alpagedesars.ch/

https://goo.gl/9Jq5Lv





You are right, a glass of Fendant at the lake of Champex is a good option. I have had that three years ago when I was heading direction Ligurian Coast.



I also went into Val Ferret. I still remember the first half of the valley running upward in the morning hours, perfect!!
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Old 22-10-2018, 04:48 PM   #29
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Good on you!!

NOBODY seems to have even heard of those places.... despite all the waffle around the EU-section of ADVrider and the Swiss Toeff-Forum etc. over the years.
Those places are the real heart + soul of the region and nobody knows them
Maybe it's better that way...

Thanks for all those pics, great stuff!
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Old 23-10-2018, 07:35 AM   #30
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Good on you!!

NOBODY seems to have even heard of those places.... despite all the waffle around the EU-section of ADVrider and the Swiss Toeff-Forum etc. over the years.
Those places are the real heart + soul of the region and nobody knows them
Maybe it's better that way...

Thanks for all those pics, great stuff!



From my point of view it can stay as it is. I don't want to have it like on Stilfser Joch or some places in the Dolomites. But I believe all this drivers will not come because their suspension is not good enough.
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