Serra da Estrela: Torre summit from Sabugueiro

A moderately strenuous but very scenic tour taking in the highest point in mainland Portugal, within the Serra da Estrela National Park. Two separate climbs on lightly-trafficked roads culminate in a thrilling descent back to the start.

Klausenpass from Schwanden to Sisikon

A terrific climb over a well-made Alpine pass, with an enjoyable descent hugging the cliff edge, then continuing along the aquamarine waters of Lake Lucerne. Location & Terrain Nestled in the Glarus Alps, the Klausen Pass rises to 1,948m between Linthal, in the canton of Glarus, and Altdorf, in Uri. The roads are wide and well made,…