Swiss detour

I love Switzerland so much I’ve decided to take the train, and ride across the other half of this small country. What it doesn’t make up for in size, it does in height. Tomorrow morning I’m going to take the train from Bern to Zermatt, and ride back. The map looks something like this:

View Proposed alps route in a larger map

That doesn’t look too bad, right? Here is the altitude profile for the first 180km to Meiringen. 4000 vertical meters of Swiss love.

I admit it. I’m a sucker for punishment.