Country Switzerland
From Realp
To Oberwald
Length 28,3km
Highest elevation 2.439m
Lowest elevation 1.408m
The Furka pass is placed in Uri/Valais, Switzerland and sits at an elevation of 2,429 meters above sea level (7,969 ft.). This Swiss Alps mountain pass links the canton Gletsch, Valias with Realp, Uri and was used for the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. It’s renowned as one of the world’s most prolific, stimulating and exciting drives and among one of the highest mountain passes in the Alps. Travelers move smoothly through an expansive road of winding hair pin angles, high altitudes, steep inclines and a considerable amount of picturesque landscape. Travelers can enjoy an exquisite view (within a couple of hundred meters) of the Rhone Glacier - at which you can park and walk inside of the actual glacier. Traffic has steadily increased each year - as 250,000 people commute across this pass on bikes or motorcycles, in cars, in Alpine Post Buses or by the historic steam train that has been reestablished. This pass is not accessible in the winter months, but can be subject to closure at any time due to unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards - so it’s imperative to check weather conditions before commuting.
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