Leave it to James Bond to imprint his image (and his Aston Martin) on one of the most memorable hairpin-turn scenic drives in the world. Sean Connery's pursuit of Bond baddie Goldfinger in the film of the same name took place on the Furka Pass. You can follow this iconic drive (only in the summer, please) around the same turns passing through grassy mountainsides and in the shadow of ice-covered peaks in the distance by starting at Obervald and driving to Andermatt. The drive will take about an hour and you can stop at the Aurora Hotel which was (until recently) the site of the gas station that was the backdrop for a memorable moment in Bond's erstwhile connection with Bond girl (of the moment) Tilly Masterson. Every July BMW superbike rally drivers come here for the Alpine Rally but the road is regularly ruled by Bond's followers who can't seem to get enough of this magnificent ride—great on its own but even better after watching Bond!
Check out the In Pursuit of 007 itinerary, created by Shelby Donley of Camelback Odyssey Travel, on AFAR Journeys.
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