Originally Posted by MichaelJ
Hired bikes from Moto Mader in Oberentfelden, Switzerland (about 50km west of Zurich). Two weeks on a 1200GS ran CHF 2,240 with 300km/day allowance.
...SNIPPED...Andermatt is a good base SNIPPED....
Two weeks of hotels ran right at US$1,000 for me (I like to be comfy) - single room w/breakfast normally. We did rooms with half-pension for about 5 nights which increased the overall average.
About 15 liters of gas daily - €20 - call it US$600 for two weeks of gas, food and incidentals (tolls, souveniers, etc.).
Great ride report. Brings back many fond memories. I did most of the passes in John Hermanns book (Motorcycle Journies through the Alps), just after I left some friends met up with him.
Andermatt is a great base for trips. I tent camp but still found Switzerland to be the most expensive place by far that I've ever visited. And that's saying something.
It was worth every penny. Especially Grindelwald (Yosemite of the Alps).
Again, congrats on a great trip. I need to start saving for a return trip!