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Biking among the traditional taverns of the Leventina valley

Bikes and cuisine in Ticino: 40 kilometres of pure pleasure on the descent from Airolo to Biasca.

let the bike do the work over this stretch of Veloland route no. 3. Beautiful scenery and cultural attractions await you:

  • the old Dazio Grande customs house in Rodi-Fiesso
  • the Romanesque churches of San Nicolao in Giornico and Santi Pietro e Paolo in Biasca
  • the imposing Biaschina viaduct on the Gotthard motorway


And of course sample Ticino cuisine in one of the many traditional taverns and osterias en route.

Travel itinerary:
Collection of the bicycle from the Rent a Bike Center at Airolo station (9 a.m.–2.15 p.m.); return at Biasca station (up to 5.30 p.m.).

Route: Airolo station – Piotta – Faido – Giornico – Biasca station

  • Route lenght: 40 km
  • Difference in altitude: 850 m
  • Time needed: 2-3 hours
  • Suitability: difficult, for advanced cyclists (speedy descents)
  • Signalisation: Veloland-route no. 3 - SwitzerlandMobility
  • Attractions: visit to the old customs house Dazio Grande, incl. the museum in Rodi-Fiesso; visit to the Romanesque church San Nicolao and the Leventina Museum in Giornico (museum open Tuesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. upon request)