Simplon Pass - 2005 metres
     photo by: Francis     
     photo thanks to: Eric Strub see Erik's Photos     
A border pass, between Switzerland and Italy.

It has a bad reputation with cyclists as an uninteresting and traffic-ridden route, but we found it quiet and pleasant enough in early September.

Fairly long climb from either side, and the long tunnel near Domodossola is forbidden to cyclists - but easily avoided. So they tell us. Ahem!