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Motorhome Travel & Touring >> Switzerland Touring
SWITZERLAND NEXT WEEK
We are off for a couple of weeks. Our first stop in our Hymer is Flims/Laax in Switzerland and then onto Soell in Austria for the second week. Whilst we are frequent visitors to Austria, this is our first trip to Switzerland. Does anyone have any useful advice/experience they can pass onto us prior to our departure on Saturday?
I shall be in Switzerland (If all goes according to plan) on Sunday.
I prefer travelling in Switzterland on a Sunday as there are very few trucks on the road and the St Gothard Tunnel is a lot quieter.
If you Hymer is 3500kg or below you will have to buy a vignette for SF40 if you intend to use the motorways. It's very difficult getting around Swizerland this time of the year without using them.
If your Hymer is above 3500kg you will have to pay the HGV tax whether you use the motorways or not. I can't remember the tax off hand but I can look it up if you need it.
Don't forget the GB plate. Switzerland is not in the EU and I've known a few people to be stopped and fined for this infringement. In Switzerland the law is black and white, there's no grey areas.
I don't know which route you plan to take but the direct route is Basel, Zurich, Chur and continue until you see signs for Flims to the right. Don't try to approach Laax, Falera and Flims from the west—the Oberalp pass is closed in winter.
Enjoy your trip.
I can only agree with Don's post. Stay on the motorways. You will still get to see some fair scenery.
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When you arrive at the border to purchase your motorway toll, take your "log book" into the office as this shows the weight etc etc. That you pay the right toll.
I am travelling to Lake Garda on 07/01/06. On the Sundays 08th, our route is Strasbourg/Basle/Lucerne/Lugano/Chiasso/Milano/Desenzano
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