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TonyM wrote:
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Vagabond wrote:
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Am I the only one who is contemplating retiring in Switzerland?
No, you are not the only one, although the wife and I are also considering New Zealand. :lol:
The problem is, both are only that beautiful 1-2 months a year. The rest is cold and wet.
I lived in the German part of Switzerland (region of the lake of Zürich) and it is beautiful all year long! Not wet and not that cold. Rarely below 0C. Snow is only in the mountain. If you love climbs this is a very nice region. Of course it is better if you can speak German ;-) But if you want to have it warmer then go to the Italian part (Ticino).

And in Switzerland you are close to France, Germany, Austria, Italy!
Switzerland is indeed a great place for a cyclist and I plan to spend some of my retirement there. I do challenge the idea about the amount of rain. The rainfall statistics for the summer months make it one of the wetter places in Europe. The Zurich area in particular. This explains why the entire country is so perfectly green. I spent two weeks there in July and did not see a single dead blade of grass - so perfect. Also was lucky enough to not get rained on :D . The good news is most of the rain in summer comes in late afternoon/early evening downpours. Interestingly winter has less precipitation.
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You've seen my pics? Switzerland and the part of the Zürichsee isn't that bad.
But to be honest, during the winter i don't like it. Dec./Jan./Feb. are normally to cold and wet for a cyclist like me. Southafrica is the better place in this time of the year.

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Doesn’t get much better... sunny, 70-80F (21-26C), light breeze, perfect! Except legs felt like rubber.... who cares...
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Calnago wrote:
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Doesn’t get much better... sunny, 70-80F (21-26C), light breeze, perfect! Except legs felt like rubber.... who cares...
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(Still too cold/wet for me in the Winter though)

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Cos everybody loves a bit of lakeside action this week it seems

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Couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a couple pics.
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Made a nice trip in the national parks High Fens (Belgium) and Eifel (Germany):

Rursee in German Eifel:
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Not exactly today ... I drove the support van for a group of cyclists last week all around the French and Italian alps and took my camera along. Here are a few impressions:

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Great work Konsi!

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At the Col du Galibier a couple of days ago.
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