27.8km of Swiss Magic, Welcome to the Sustenpass!
At 27.8 kilometres in length Switzerland’s Sustenpass can easily have you feeling quite daunted at the prospect of scaling it on two wheels. The grandeur of the road immediately instils a sense of anticipation and excitement as you leave Innertkirchen on what can only be described as a true journey. Lush meadows, dense forests and chocolate-box villages make way for a sensory overload of tunnels, waterfalls, high mountain lakes and glaciers!
Sometimes the road can feel endless, but in some respect that can be a good thing as the surroundings are so dramatic and beautiful all at the same time if you’re anything like me you’ll be crying out for it to continue all the way to heaven and beyond.
Elevation gain: 1,602m
Average gradient: 5.7%
Max gradient: 10%
Ridden in early July
I very much hope you enjoy our video from the Sustenpass. If the thought of these peaks is just too much, then why not join us for one of our cycling tours in the French Pyrénées, Dolomites and Italian Alps. For more details visit http://thecolcollective.com/cycling-tours.
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