[ The Grass is Too GREEN! ] North Switzerland Bike Ride Part 1 北瑞士小坡騎之一

[ The Grass is Too GREEN! ] North Switzerland Bike Ride Part 1 北瑞士小坡騎之一

North Switzerland Bike Ride Summary:

  • Self ride with friends!
  • Starting/Ending Location: Bad Bubendorf Hotel
  • Bike Length: ~ 56 km. Elevation gain: Two small hills.
  • Route Highlights:
    • Green hill-side ranches.
    • Barn-like houses.
    • Cliffs.

Background

During my Europe trip we had a chance to do a North Switzerland Bike Ride, at the hilly but not big mountain region of Switzerland, somewhere south of Basel.

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Start: Road #12 South

Out starting point of North Switzerland Bike Ride was at a local hotel. Our friend brought a big truck to bring our bikes!

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Setting up bikes.

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Good weather today, except the temperature is below 10 C…

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Nearby swag bike.

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The plan of our North Switzerland Bike Ride was to follow the main road south, then cut through the hills on a country road, then headed back north on another main road.

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And the ride began!

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Lots of green fields in Switzerland.

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Apple orchards.

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Soon we passed through the first town on the road: Hölstein.

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Need a Swiss watch?

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Stopping for a train.

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Rainbow house.

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Sankt Peter chapel.

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Bunny!

Soon we entered the town at the bottom of our first climb: Oberdorf.

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Bike shops!

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Local fountain!

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Bell tower with cliff background.

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Through tightly packed houses.

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So many woods!

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Starting our ascend!

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This quite summed up the Swiss landscape here: hills, green grass, and pointy roofed houses.

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Barn and small creek!

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There were many well marked local roads for bikes.

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Cliffs could be found everywhere here!

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1st Hill Top: Oberer Hauenstein

After some leg burning we reached the first hill top of our North Switzerland Bike Ride: Oberer Hauenstein

. There was a local sign here along with a water fountain to fill water.

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The hill top mark.

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Just like Italy, water fountain here was continuously flowing.

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Passing motorists.

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At here we decided to leave the main road and headed into country roads.

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Let’s drag behind the farming truck!

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Doing some detour…

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Onto the country road!

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Cutting through rocks for the road.

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More cows.

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Got water?

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Great swiss grass field and hill view!

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Great clouds.

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Horses!

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Starting from here, we began a fun descend into one of Swiss’ valley.

VIDEO: Swiss Hill Descend

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Great cliffs. Like Taiwan you have to watch out for road-side rocks!

Continue to Part 2!

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