Oberalp Pass

Oberalp Pass

Oberalp Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.044m (6,706ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps.

The asphalted road over the pass links the cantons of Graubünden and Uri between Disentis and Andermatt. The pass summit itself invites you to spend a bit of your time. A cosy restaurant with "Beer garden" allows direct view to the pass road, which comes up from Chur. Here, there is always lots of holiday traffic consisting of motorbikes, bicycles, cabrios and of course busses.
This road can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. When the road closes depends on snowfall and varies between the end of October and the beginning of December. The road opens again in spring, usually by the end of April but sometimes not until mid May.
There are 3 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Andermatt, the ascent is 10.6 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 604 meters. The average percentage is 5.7 %. Starting from Disentis, the ascent is 20.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 901 meters. The average percentage is 4.4 %. And starting from Göschenen, the ascent is 16.1 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 942 meters. The average percentage is 5.9 %. 

 

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