2022 Chamonix – Zermatt – Cannobio

Day 1: Chamonix –> Trient Day 2: Trient –> La Fouly Day 3: La Fouly –> Etroubles Day 4: Etoubles –> Chatillon Day 5: Chatillon –> Cervinia Day 6: Cervinia –> Stalden Day 7: Stalden –> Zwischbergen Day 8: Zwischbergen –> Malesco Day 9: Malesco –> Cannobio [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”948″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]

2021 Transalp – Westendorf –> Riva

A fantastic 9.5 day trip down the western side of the Dolomites. Day 0: Westendorf –> Gasthof Steinberg Westendorf is a cute village. After a quick ice cream we pedalled gradually up the valley on a quiet tarmac road. A perfect warm up. The gasthof has a lovely location, great food and comfy beds. 12.5km, 180hm Day 1: Gasthaus Steinberg –> Krimmler Tauernhaus A gradual and rideable climb with a Read more…

How to Sell a Car in Switzerland

Financially there are clear advantages to selling a car privately. Whether it is worth the effort of doing so is a decision each individual must make. To sell my VW California took around 7 weeks and I had 4 different people come to look at it before finally a buyer was found. From my experience the most serious interest came from autoscout24 and ricardo. The latter is even free which Read more…

How to Import a car from Germany to Switzerland

Documents Required documents are: Rechnung or Kaufvertrag Fahrzeugausweis – In addition for cars with German plates the Zulassungsschein EG Übereinstimmungsbescheinigung – CoC – This is later needed for Zulassung in Switzerland. ID – Passport or Identity Card Ursprungsnachweis (eg EUR 1) – With this it is possible to avoid paying the extra customs duty. Electronic and printed e-dec form. Ausführkennzeichen and Insurance Ausführbegleitdokument (ABD) – Should be obtained from a Read more…

Cycle Touring Kit Review

The following kit reviews are from the equipment which I took with me on the Silk Road trip in 2015 / 2016. The full bike specification can be found here and the kit list here.    Frame: Kona Rove Titanium (10/10) The titanium Kona/Litespeed frame was tough enough for the trip, had very little ‘bling’ factor, did not rust or dent and looks today just as it did when new. It may have Read more…

Baar / Zug

Baar, a city of around 25,000 people, is in the Kanton of Zug. It is perfectly located on the edge of the Alps with views in one direction of mountains and in the other of relatively flat countryside.  


2020 Transalp – Ortler

This was an improved version of the standard commercially available route from 2012. It had more trail and less road. We had luck also that the Gavia was closed to traffic and the final day had snow and blue sky from the top of the Stelvio. [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”941″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]