January 15, 2010 - 5.0
Approaching the San Bernadino pass from south, there are a lot of wide bends with much to see, like waterfalls or idyllic villages. Driving closer to the pass the bends get narrower. On top of the pass, the scenery is otherworldly as you are above the tree line. Riding down on the norhtern side, there are some tight bends and hairpin curves. Further north is the beautiful Viamala gorge with awesome bends and nice cliffs. Watch out for tourists on the road around some of the parking areas.
Its easy to miss the the main road in the northern part and end up on the motorway. The motorway on the southern side is a good alternative to the main road and can also be fun. Its probably the most twisted motorway in switzerland.
The pavement is superb all the way through.
Overall, these 90km from Bellinzona to Thusis are absolutely worth every single meter. You
e driving through three different types of scenery. From the swiss-italian valley to an alpine pass and last but not least the gorge. Its a microcosm of what you can get in the alps.