Vordersee

Vordersee is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 2.374m (7,788ft) above the sea level, located in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

Vordersee
Vordersee

The road to the lake, also named Märjelen-Stausee, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Its blue-green colour and its banks covered with flowers, particularly, with linaigrettes, invite for a swim.

Located in the Swiss Alps, a 4x4 vehicle is required. Expect a trail pretty steep. Thunderstorm activity can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. Its many twists, turns and narrows can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. The road is not easy, though. Up, down, right, left all the time.
Pic: Jan Voigtländer