Invitation to tender: EP GPS Nord: Gotthard Pass
road, roundabout Andermatt to pass, Baulos NA
As the passengers were admiring the views, he told the story of the Gotthard Pass
, often described as 'the People's Road', probably because it connected the German-speaking canton of Uri with Italian-speaking Ticino.
The 10-mile Gotthard Road Tunnel connects Goschenen at its northern portal to Airolo in the south, running underneath the Gotthard Pass
, a major route through the Alps.
between Switzerland and Italy, an area of land also known as the Wolf's Maw.
Take the Eurostar and TGV to Zurich by pretty Lake Lucerne, where you spend a night before starting your rail journey to Lake Como through the dramatic Gotthard Pass
Some of the roads are pretty hairy and they don't come much scarier than the 7000ft Gotthard Pass
, or that the voters of Berlin have less clout than those in the Black Forest.
Anyone who's travelled into Italy through a railway tunnel under Switzerland, or driven over the St Gotthard Pass
into Ticino will know exactly what I mean.
Sawiris, whose father founded the Egypt's Orascom, has his task cut out - he needs to transform the village with a view that is largely bare and rocky, and which is only accessible by the winding Gotthard pass
, into an attractive resort.
A closure of this nature would send motorists back to the pre-tunnel era, when people had to take the winding mountain road over the Gotthard pass
, or use car-transport trains.
However, notable finds of pink fluorite have indeed been made in the Gotthard Pass
area, mostly during construction of (first) the Gotthard railroad tunnel and (then) the Gotthard road tunnel.
Enjoy a night in Zurich at the Hotel du Theatre, before crossing the Gotthard Pass
by train, soaking up the Alpine scenery.