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Furka Pass

The Furka pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.431 m (7,976ft) above the sea level, located in one of the snowiest regions in Switzerland. It’s one of the world's most iconic, exhilarating and exciting drives, through the Swiss Alps. The pass was imortalised by the Aston DB5 / Ford Mustang car chase in James Bond's Goldfinger. It's one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps.

 

Susten Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.264 m (7,428 ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps. Often it remains closed from the beginning of November until June, and closed daily from 18.00 to 08.00h.

Passo del San Gottardo

The Saint Gotthard Pass is a high mountain pass located in central Switzerland, at an elevation of 2.091m (6,860 feet) above the sea level. The first road over the pass was opened in 1830 and connects Airolo in the canton of Ticino, and Göschenen in the canton of Uri. It's one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps.

The Chluse Gorge road is an extremely narrow road, with a length of 6.4 km, going through the Chluse Gorge, near Kandersteg, in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located along the valley of the River Kander, west of the Jungfrau massif.

Grimsel Pass

Grimsel Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.164 m (7,100 ft) above the sea level. The road is normally closed between October and May, due to the high snowfall on the pass. It's one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps.

Col de la Croix de Coeur is a high mountain pass located in the municipality of Riddes (Switzerland) at an elevation of 2.174m (7,132ft) above the sea level.

Umbrail Pass

Umbrail Pass is a high mountain pass at 2.501 m (8,205 ft) above the sea level, located in the Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border. At this elevation the road over the pass is currently the highest paved road in Switzerland, and one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps.

 

Old cobblestone road in the Grimsel Pass, with a length of 1.2km, in Switzerland. Grimsel Pass connects the valley of the Rhone River in the canton of Valais and the Haslital (upper valley of the Aar river) in the canton of Bern.

 
Maloja Pass (Passo del Maloja, Malojapass) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.815 m (5,955 ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden, linking the Engadin with the Val Bregaglia and Chiavenna in Italy. 

 

Julier Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,284 m (7,493 ft) above the sea level, located in the Albula Range of the Alps, Switzerland.


Great St. Bernard Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,469 m (8,100 ft) above the sea level, located in Switzerland. The pass (called Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard in French, and Colle del Gran San Bernardo in Italian) connects Martigny in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland to Aosta in Italy. The road is closed from November to June.

 

The Männlichen is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,343 m (7,687 ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps, within the Canton of Berne.

Axenstrasse

The Old Axenstrasse is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road in Central Switzerland, with a length of 3,4 km. This old road has been bypassed by the European route E41. Stay away if you're scared of heights. 

 

Ofenpass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,149 m (7,051 ft) above the sea level, located in the most eastern corner of Switzerland, in the canton of Graubünden.

Albula Pass (also called Passo dell'Albula) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.315 m (7,595 ft) above the sea level, located in the Albula Range of the Alps, in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. The pass is open from June to October.

 

Tomülpass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.179m (7,148 ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

Fluela Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.383 m (7,818 ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden. The pass road connects the cities of Davos and Susch in the lower Engadin valley. Since the Vereina Tunnel opened in 1999, the road is no longer open all year.

Route de l'Hongrin is a spectacular mountain road climbing up to Lac de l'Hongrin with a length of 35.2 km, located in Vaud, Switzerland. The road goes through the «Petit Hongrin», a military zone. Unrestricted access to the area at weekends. Monday to Friday the road is closed for shooting exercises.

San Bernardino Pass, at an elevation of 2,065 metres (6,775 ft) above the sea level, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys between Thusis (Graubünden) and Bellinzona (Ticino).

Oberalp Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,044 m (6,706 ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps.

Lago del Narèt is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.310m (7,578ft) above the sea level, located in Val Sambuco, Ticino, Switzerland.

Lac d’Emosson is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 1.965m (6,446 ft) above the sea level, located in Valais, Switzerland. Near the lake, there's the Col de la Gueulaz mountain pass.

Nufenen Pass (Passo della Novena in Italian) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, situated at an elevation of 2.478 meters (8,130 feet) above the sea level. The pass road from Ulrichen in canton of Valais leads to the Bedretto valley in the canton of Ticino, linking Brig to Airolo. At this elevation it's the second highest paved mountain pass in the country (Umbrail Pass is the highest at 2.503m).


Lago Carassino is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.860 m above the sea level, located in Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland.

Panoramastrasse Oberaar is an asphalted high mountain road, with a length of 5,8km, climbing up to Oberaarsee, a reservoir in the Grimsel area, part of the municipality of Guttannen, Switzerland at an elevation of 2,303m above the sea level.

 

Rionda is a legendary high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.157m above the sea level in Switzerland. The pass has a military installation atop the mountain overlooking the area around Martigny and the climb from Lavey-les-Bains is one of the absolutely hardest climbs anywhere in the world.

Sanetsch Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.242 m (7,356 ft) above the sea level, located in Switzerland. The pass, in the western Bernese Alps, links Gsteig (canton of Berne) and Sion (canton of Valais). Despite the information published in wikipedia (they say the road its a dead end), the road to the pass from Sion goes further to the Lac de Sanetsch, for 5,5 km.

Furgge Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.451m (8,036ft) above the sea level, located in Breithorn, a mountain in the Pennine Alps, located close to the Matterhorn, in Switzerland. The road to reach the pass is one of the most difficult in the Alps to climb, and most of the road is only gravel. 

 

Belchen Tunnel is a tunnel in Switzerland, part of the A2 motorway from Basel to Chiasso. The ghost of an old lady is known to haunt this Swiss road. It's one of the Top#18 Haunted Roads in the world.




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