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Swiss Alps - good base?

I'm considering 4 or 5 days road riding in the Swiss Alps. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good base for the good routes (e.g. Gotthard, Santesch, Albula etc.) ?

I get the impression the area's not as well suited to a choice of routes riding from your hotel as some places in the French Alps- anyone have any experience of this? Is car hire a good idea?


EDIT: Forgot to say this would probably be late August - anyone know how busy the roads get around then?



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