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    Just back - beautiful mountains but 2 points to watch if anyone is going that way.

    a) some of their motorways are crap. Think M25.
    b) prices are eye-watering, especially for eating out or drinking.

    We satyed in Grindelwald, looking at the north face of the Eiger.

    And some of the passes were interesting.
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    Apparently they don't like people speeding much either I'm hoping to get over there either in September or next summer. It looks beautiful!

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    Lived there for nearly 9 years ...
    The prices are eye watering...
    The scenery is stunning...
    The people are very odd .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin View Post
    Apparently they don't like people speeding much either I'm hoping to get over there either in September or next summer. It looks beautiful!
    The mountaims are. The m'ways are at best boring (with lots of speed limit changes, so watch out), and at worst parking lots. Oh yes, with lots of tunnels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin View Post
    Apparently they don't like people speeding much either I'm hoping to get over there either in September or next summer. It looks beautiful!
    Cutting through on the 26th from Lake Como to Konstanse somewhere up there. Had to cut a day out so not doing the Stelvio Pass. Gutted but 100's of bikers should be happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin View Post
    Apparently they don't like people speeding much either
    I was there in June for 4 days, went to all most of the alpine passes and saw 2 police cars the whole time. 1 was in a village and the other had been pointed out by people coming the other way. I'd say you're unlucky if you get nabbed or playing silly buggers in villages etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy View Post
    I was there in June for 4 days, went to all most of the alpine passes and saw 2 police cars the whole time. 1 was in a village and the other had been pointed out by people coming the other way. I'd say you're unlucky if you get nabbed or playing silly buggers in villages etc.
    Tis not the case - depending on the time of year there are place on the passes everywhere ...
    It is illegal to warn others of a speed trap - and it is normal to adhere to this, as the police to test the system, and will fine/ban.
    Radar is extemely common ... one of the guys I was with got a 1 month ban for doing over 80 kph on a stretch in cental CH. I got a 800 CH fine for 78 in a 50 limit ( it was 80kph limit, but they had just cahnged it, hence the police!)
    the speed limits in twons and villages should be adhered to... outside if that, and a long way from main tourists centres you can be okay. The route out to Stevlio used to be deserted - but Top Gear buggered that up by saying the pass out of Davos was the best driving road in Europe....
    Most tunnels have radar traps in them ....

    Now, as a UK licence plate holder, you may not get a retrospective fine. But they will do you on the spot ... and they do take credit cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Cutting through on the 26th from Lake Como to Konstanse somewhere up there. Had to cut a day out so not doing the Stelvio Pass. Gutted but 100's of bikers should be happy
    Doing the same on the 5th August, booked a hotel just over the border in Tengen, Germany for the night, then pop back in to see the Rhine Falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    Most tunnels have radar traps in them ....

    Now, as a UK licence plate holder, you may not get a retrospective fine.
    Fcuk me, I went through a LOT of tunnels!

    I sincerely hope the second bit is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziPaul View Post
    Doing the same on the 5th August, booked a hotel just over the border in Tengen, Germany for the night, then pop back in to see the Rhine Falls.
    Looks a nice little town. Church look ace on the inside if you google the pictures. Want to see the falls also but looking to stay on the lake side. No bugger will let us book in advance for the campsites so im presuming its a busy holiday time for the Germans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Looks a nice little town. Church look ace on the inside if you google the pictures. Want to see the falls also but looking to stay on the lake side. No bugger will let us book in advance for the campsites so im presuming its a busy holiday time for the Germans.
    Staying here Landgasthof Schützen £67 for two of us, including breakfast. Has a bar and bowling alley and welcome motorcycles judging by the pictures on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziPaul View Post
    Staying here Landgasthof Schützen £67 for two of us, including breakfast. Has a bar and bowling alley and welcome motorcycles judging by the pictures on the site.
    That is a good price for the area. We were closer to €90 a night up at Cochem and around the area. As for welcoming Motorcycles i have never came across one that does not.

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