569 - Oberalppass

REPETTI Mauro - 20-06-2022:
The side from Disentis, nice village at 1143 mt with a superb Abbey, is 21 km long ;
the first 13 km are in the green/blu colours of the grapich (max 5-6 %) but the day i did the climb there was an opposite wind that make the slope much harder (and i think the wind blows often in that valley...)
From km 13 to 17 slope increase to 7-8 % with the maximum 10.5 % at the beginning of the hairpins (1800 mt altitude circa).
Last 3 km are the hardest of the entire climb , 10 beautiful hairpins with % of 8-9 that reach the summit at 2.046 meters.
On the top there are hotels, bars and start many lifts for winter skiing.
There are also the station (under a hotel) of the fantastic rackwheel Switzerland train that came from Andermatt or Disentis (in some parts of the climb you can see it) ; during the climb you pass along 2 beautiful rock railway bridges, one of them is the famous Sedrun viaduct.
As usual in Switzerland the roads are unbelievable perfect and well maintened ; the road from Disentis is very large (except 200 mt along the railway)
Beautiful fairy tale landscapes, often seems to be on another planet for the amazing views and high sense of peace.