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Old 10-30-2012, 09:55 AM
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Munich to Nice via Lauterbrunnen, Montreux, Annecy, and Provence

Hello. I have been brainstorming my route for next year, 3rd ED, but need advise from the Swiss roads veterans in here. For a little background, I am travelling with my wife, 13 y/o son and 10 y/o daughter, picking up an M5 on JUNE 21. I am looking for smaller towns and deliberately avoiding bigger cities, and will be spending my last week in St Remy, have 8 days from pickup to make it there. I have read to avoid Zurich, went to Luzern and would think I want to avoid that area (and the traffic) as well. Therefore have targeted Appenzell, Lauterbrunnen, Montreux (or a better town to stay the night), and Annecy before getting to Provence, and need help in deciding what route to take. I am not averse to mountain passes, but do not understand them yet, where they are, which ones to use, which to avoid. These are options I have come with when crafting that Munich to Annecy plan (the rest I have figured it out). This is not set in stone, and I would greatly appreciate any feedback:


Option 1: The default Google Maps route, my concern is that it goes to close to Zurich:

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=M...ra=prv&t=m&z=7


Option 2: Via A53 trying to avoid Zurich, not Luzern:

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=M...&via=2&t=m&z=9

Option 3: longer, but tries to avoid Luzern and Zurich, Via Wasserfluhstrasse/Route 8, Hauptstrasse/Route 8, Sustenstrasse/Route 11:

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=M...=2,3,4&t=m&z=9
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