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Crossing the Alps from Italy

Old Nov 12th 2019, 7:55 pm
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We're travelling up through Italy in May and will be heading north over the Alps.
We can approach them from any direction but was just wondering if anyone has a recommendation for the best (most scenic) route

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We're travelling up through Italy in May and will be heading north over the Alps.
We can approach them from any direction but was just wondering if anyone has a recommendation for the best (most scenic) route

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Are you set on the Switzerland/France route..?

You can also go via Austria/Germany which is the route I always take and prefer. Fastest way is via the A22 Autostrada which you pick up from the A1 at Modena. Follow it all the way to the Brenner Pass into Austria. Head past Innsbruck along the A12 in direction of Bregenz. Turn off onto the B179 in direction of Reutte over the Fernpass and cross at Reutte/Füssen into Germany to join Autobahn A7.

Even on the Autostrada/Autobahn it's a nice route, and fast, but you can also do the entire route on parallel little roads which are much slower, more entertaining, scenic, and toll free and you can go as slow as you like on them, with the opportunity of stopping off if you want at all kinds of pretty points along the way..

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Default Re: Crossing the Alps from Italy

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Are you set on the Switzerland/France route..?

You can also go via Austria/Germany which is the route I always take and prefer. Fastest way is via the A22 Autostrada which you pick up from the A1 at Modena. Follow it all the way to the Brenner Pass into Austria. Head past Innsbruck along the A12 in direction of Bregenz. Turn off onto the B179 in direction of Reutte over the Fernpass and cross at Reutte/Füssen into Germany to join Autobahn A7.

Even on the Autostrada/Autobahn it's a nice route, and fast, but you can also do the entire route on parallel little roads which are much slower, more entertaining, scenic, and toll free and you can go as slow as you like on them, with the opportunity of stopping off if you want at all kinds of pretty points along the way..
We will be travelling up following a road trip through Italy but we can take any route in from the Italian side, and exit into any other country. We never have any firm plans for our holidays and tend to just drift around on a whim. We're definitely looking for the slower scenic routes.
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