Take a Train Ride Through the Swiss Alps Without Even Getting Off Your Arse

By Sam Gibbs on at

You’ve always fancied taking a trip to visit the Swiss Alps, but you just can’t afford to lever your fat arse out of your office chair and onto a plane, train or automobile. Don’t worry, Google’s got you covered with Street View’s first trip on a train, and you don’t have to go anywhere to witness the serene beauty for your virtual self.

It’s all part of Google’s Street View expansion that last took it down the Amazon. Google hooked up its Street View trike to the front of a train to send it down the UNESCO World Heritage Albula/Bernina railway line. The resulting virtual trip is pretty long, but there’s miles of truly breath-taking scenery to marvel at while you’re stuck in your office cube from hell.

View the gallery or take the trip now to see what I mean, or hit up the making of video to see the trike in action. [Google]