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Old 01-23-2009, 09:01 AM   #2
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Location: Sonthofen, Germany
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Day 1….Sonthofen - Meiringen

Start was – as usual – at 9 am.

At the start

It was dry, but the clouds covered the mountaintops. First to Altstädten and Fischen then up the Riedbergpass (1420 m) via Hittisau and Lingenau to Alberschwende and Dornbirn.
Then into Switzerland and the town of Au for a fill up and a short conference to decide, which of the two possible routes to take.
We settled on the slightly longer but more scenic way via St. Anton, the Ruppenpass (1003 m) and Trogen, the glorious bends to Oberegg and on to Appenzell.

Near Hemberg

From here via Urnäsch to Bächli and Hemberg… the Restaurant Hörnli offered itself for lunch.
Off we went again via Wattwil, across the Rickenpass (794 m) to Rapperswil and Lake Zürich. Past the lake it a quick right/ left and up into the saddle (932 m).

Following the signs to Zug to get to Arth at Lake Zug proved to be wrong after getting to Lake Ägeri. A quick turnaround got us via Steinerberg (brilliant views onto Lake Lauerz here) to Lake Zug, skirting the southern shores to get to Küssnacht at Lake Vierwaldstätter.
Entering Luzern, the Collective decided on a Coffee break, the bridge across the River Reuss just too picturesque and unique to fly past. Hard to image that the bridge burned down a few years ago…

Lake Vierwaldstätter / Luzern

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