There is an incredible five-pass loop here that must be ridden. The Grimsel, Furka, Neufenen, St Gottard and Susten passes are all – in their very different ways – equally mind-blowingly good. But when you put them all together they create one epic ride. It’s a relatively famous ride – on top of which, many riders will come and do two or three of the passes on their way somewhere else. But this passing trade does mean there are plenty of decent cafés, making this a civilised route with plenty of nice stops. This route, though, is all about the riding than the coffee drinking – and this is a single day of mountain riding that is almost impossible to beat.
Link up five of the Alps’ finest passes for a day to remember