Furka Pass, Canton of Valais

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Furka Pass, with an elevation of, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri. The Furka Oberalp Bahn line through the Furka Tunnel bypasses the pass. The base tunnel opened in 1982 and replaced a tunnel at 2100 m.The Furka Pass was used as a location in the James Bond film Goldfinger.Visitors can also park next to Hotel Belvédère, close to the summit, and take the short walk to the Rhone Glacier Ice Grotto. The glacier moves 30-40 metres each year, and the 100 m long tunnel and ice chamber can be visited from June when the road opens.
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  • The Furka Pass is one of the most beautiful that I happened to do! I was really dumbfounded at the sight of so much beauty. Road full of bends made fun bike!
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  • Furka Pass in the canton of Valais, Swiss Alps Switzerland was a necessary road to get from one place to another. I was a little apprehensive after being motion sick on other alpine roads, but this di...  more »
  • Beautiful the Gletsch, is the way both the panorama, don't miss to visit the glacier of Rodano.La road by the side of Andermatt is too "squiggly", even annoying while driving (though I was running). The view and the Grimsel road in my opinion are still higher. Opening of the steps after mid-June.
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  • Breath taking scenery. We rode the pass on motorbikes; memories that I will never forget.
  • The best and most visited pass in Switzerland. I love it. Must see it for everone.
  • Great place to drive through and hike. Marmots can be seen running around in the early evening.
  • hire a car and drive around grimsel furka passes. stunning scenery on a safe road.
  • Great view and love the driving here.
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