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Driving through Switzerland

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1. Posted by stepadou (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hello all!
I would appreciate a quick answer her by a mountain lover!

I will be driving from Greece to the UK in the end of next week. Will be going for study purposes, so I cannot spend too much time on the road (I will have a bit less than a week to reach my destination)...

I LOVE mountains, so I would like to go through Switzerland on a scenery mountainy route with any villages for accommodation. This shouldn't take much more than 1-2 days before I enter Germany.

Any suggestions? I will be getting off Ancona with my car and heading north directly.



2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1851 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

You will have to pay to drive through Switzerland. You can buy a vignette on the internet before arrival:

3. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Careful of the speed traps. The Swiss cops hide behind trees, well out of view and get your rear number plate on a hand-held camera. 500 metres up the road, if you've been speeding (only slightly), out comes PC Plod with his lolly stick and pulls you over.
It's an instant fine of 500SF (thats about €325) for doing 20kph over the limit. Nice roads though.

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

on a scenery mountainy route

Personally I think it won't be worth buying the vignette for Switzerland just to drive through it. My suggestion would be to go Italy-Austria-Germany-Belgium, avoiding the toll roads in both France and Switzerland.

You will also have to buy a toll sticker for Austria, but it costs a lot less than the Swiss one.

To maximise the sightseeing factor I suggest the following route:

Ancona-Venice-(Brenner pass/Innsbruck)-Füssen-Heidelberg-Speyer-Bingen am Rhein-Koblenz-Cologne-Brussels-Brugge-(ferry/Calais or Oostende)-Canterbury.