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Swiss anomaly

If, like us, you have your satnav set to avoid toll roads and motorways, an oddity arises when entering Switzerland.
All Swiss motorways are toll roads and your satnav will avoid them, leading to some interesting diversions.
However, satnav is not aware that you purchased a vignette at the border which entitles you to use the motorways and major roads.
So, adjust your " settings" to allow toll roads and your journeys through Switzerland will be much quicker and easier.
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So, how do you avoid the toll tunnels that aren't covered by the Vignette. Umm...!

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If, like us, you have your satnav set to avoid toll roads and motorways, an oddity arises when entering Switzerland.
All Swiss motorways are toll roads and your satnav will avoid them, leading to some interesting diversions.
However, satnav is not aware that you purchased a vignette at the border which entitles you to use the motorways and major roads.
So, adjust your " settings" to allow toll roads and your journeys through Switzerland will be much quicker and easier.

Unless your MH is over 3.5T in which case a whole different set of rules apply
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Actually Phill its a lot simpler if you are over 3500kg. As you pay the heavy vehicle tax on all roads or days in Switzerland, meaning that you don't have anything to work out.

The original post was a good one though and I would love to see some of the routes!

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Which tunnels did you have in mind, Morph ?
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Which tunnels did you have in mind, Morph ?
It was a tongue in cheek comment but, for example, Munt La Schera and Grand St Bernhard tunnels aren't covered by the Vignette.

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