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Switzerland Vignette and Road Passes into Italy
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userGinny1!
Posted: 15 April 2017 1:53 PM
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Hi, We are planning to travel from Lake Annecy into Switzerland, to Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen and then into the Lakes in Northern Italy. Does anyone know if it is easy to avoid the motorways (paying for a vignette) in Switzerland.
Also does anyone have any experience of the mountain passes towards the lakes in Northern Italy. Are they toll free and how easy they are to drive, and any particular one could you recommend. Thanks
usermaggyd
Posted: 19 April 2017 4:01 PM
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You buy a pass at the border Geneva or you can go online and buy one, Italy dont have toll roads but the tunnels are very expensive 57E then every few of miles around 10 !!
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Posted: 19 April 2017 5:08 PM
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Ginny1! - 2017-04-15 1:53 PM.... Does anyone know if it is easy to avoid the motorways (paying for a vignette) in Switzerland.Also does anyone have any experience of the mountain passes towards the lakes in Northern Italy. Are they toll free and how easy they are to drive, and any particular one could you recommend. Thanks


Bite the bullet and buy a vignette; you need one for some ordinary roads now as well as motorways and avoiding all those would be complicated and uncertain.

The mountain passes from Switzerland directly into Italy are "exiting" but do-able in a MH because even the infamous Stelvio Pass is used by small coaches.  Lots (and lots) of very tight hairpins and steep cambers and a need to descend very slowly using a low gear rather than overheat your brakes - but it is all do-able.  You have to look ahead (i..e. beyond the next hairpin) to check that a conflicting vehicle isn't heading your way.

By the way it's easier to avoid motorways in Austria than Switzerland but some non-motorway roads have a toll anyway.

Worth going: it's a wonderful part of the world.
userlaimeduck
Posted: 19 April 2017 5:49 PM
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Ginny hi. 

It would help if you could tell us what type & size of van you are in ie length & weight. There are different rules for heavier vans and they require a special permit for all types of road.

Almost all the passes are fine - even most of the small ones. You will find many of them very busy at weekends - full of cyclists and hundreds of motorbikes! As far as which pass to use? It really depends if you want to see magnificent scenery or get through quickly.






 
userGinny1!
Posted: 19 April 2017 6:21 PM
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Thanks for all the advice.
userBarney123
Posted: 19 April 2017 7:25 PM
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maggyd - 2017-04-19 4:01 PM

"" Italy dont have toll roads ""



Since when ????
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 29 April 2017 7:15 AM
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http://www.autostrade.it/autostrade_en-gis/percorso.do
userMikey
Posted: 30 April 2017 9:37 PM
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just a quick note. Italy does have many toll roads but fairly cheap and most in excellent condition.
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Posted: 4 July 2017 6:49 PM
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Barney123 - 2017-04-19 7:25 PM

maggyd - 2017-04-19 4:01 PM

"" Italy dont have toll roads ""



Since when ????


We went into Italy 2 years ago and asked at the border about tolls , the guard said "We don"t have tolls roads in Italy " but ended up paying tolls anyway as there was loads of tunnels.
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Posted: 4 July 2017 6:58 PM
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http://www.tolls.eu/italy


this might be of help seems I was wrong.
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