We share nearly 30% of our border with France, and in some places like Geneva, it looks like a Pacman game where the canton is almost entirely surrounded by France.
Look a the little beauty we found you, a small stone bridge dating from 1757 used by Madame de Staël to cross from her castle of Coppet to France.
An unpaved road will lead you there but that you will discover later…
Our CP sign will be on the French side, on the wall of the small customs house….
Ah Italia…riding south towards it should always be a pleasure if it was not for the steep passes trying to discourage you to reach the country of the pasta and gelato.
It will will be a highly rewarding CP and we are sure you will thoroughly enjoy it…or not 🙂
This one too, it’s a “little Italia” enclave into Switzerland …
Wineout is a nice Enoteca and welcomes us for this CP.
Our sign will be posted in the left hand side of the terrace.
Switzerland shares 20% of its borders with its northern neighbour. It does not sound like much but it has a considerable influence on our country and mainly the (Swiss) German speaking regions. So it is up to our Swiss German friends to say whether it is too much or too little common border 🙂
Joke aside, did you know that Germany has an enclosed parcel of land in Switzerland?
Well, you will soon find out and easily bridge the gap between the two countries ! But beware, it will be the only German route allowed in our race 😉 (Bridge to Gailingen am Hochrhein (D) is NOT allowed…)
Our CP sign will be on a post supporting a balcony, just to the left of the car park from the Hotel “alte Rheinmühle”.