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Grimsel Pass, Oberwald

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The Grimsel Pass (German: Grimselpass; French: Col du Grimsel; Italian: Passo del Grimsel) is a mountain pass in Switzerland, crossing the Bernese Alps at an elevation of 2,164 metres (7,100 ft). The pass connects the Haslital, the upper valley of the river Aare, with the upper valley of the Rhône. In so doing, and as the Aare is a tributary of the Rhine, the pass crosses the continental divide between the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
A paved road follows the pass, running 38 kilometres (24 mi) from Gletsch to Meiringen. The road is normally closed between October and May, due to the high snowfall on the pass. As it is the only direct road pass between the cantons of Bern and Valais across the Bernese Alps, attempts are made to keep the road open as long as possible with snow ploughs. A PostBus Switzerland service uses the pass several times a day, connecting Meiringen and Oberwald.
The Grimsel Pass road is part of the Aare Route, which is national cycle route 8 of Switzerland. It has been used on several occasions by the Tour de Suisse.
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  • Great pass, funy roads and great view from the top. Not so difficult to drive on a motorcycle, but it is funny!! 
    Great pass, funy roads and great view from the top. Not so difficult to drive on a motorcycle, but it is funny!!  more »
  • easy to cross with any vehicle. Excellent choice of restaurants (particularly Grimsel Hospiz and Grimsel Pass) and hiking opportunities 
    easy to cross with any vehicle. Excellent choice of restaurants (particularly Grimsel Hospiz and Grimsel Pass) and hiking opportunities  more »
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  • A must for petrol heads and sight seeing
  • Amazing road. Will come back next summer to touring

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