Cycling over Furka Pass - Swiss Alps Eventually, I came to the last village before the mountain pass. The walls of the valley looked foreboding now and I was feeling a little apprehensive to say the least. Switzerland had been a hard slug in parts but it was to get a whole lot tougher today. The rain never ceased, and what with the humongous climbs, I was drenched both inside and out. Let battle commence! I spent the next couple of hours slowly making my way up the pass.
French border - the Alps Cycle touring through The Black Forest Having cycled through France, I came to the Rhine where I crossed the border into Germany. From Rheinau, I made my way through the stunning Black Forest and onto Switzerland. I had read many times how beautiful this part of Germany was but nothing could have prepared me for the reality of it. It was simply breathtaking and a little bit of paradise. True, it was all very kept and manicured by humans but it was s