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Airolo Bike (SwitzerlandMobiliy 391)

Mountain Bike recommended route

Airolo Bike (SwitzerlandMobiliy 391)

Mountain Bike · Airolo
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An itinerary rich in unique and unforgettable alpine walks and vistas, ideally suited to those who prefer fun descents that are not too challenging. Bikers will be entertained by breathtaking views, pine forests, pastures and exciting crests.

moderate
Distance 21 km
3:15 h
1,182 m
1,184 m
2,064 m
1,142 m

An itinerary rich in unique and unforgettable alpine walks and vistas, ideally suited to those who prefer fun descents that are not too challenging. Bikers will be entertained by breathtaking views, pine forests, pastures and exciting crests.

The starting point is the railway station at Airolo, located in the centre of this historic town at the southern gateway to Switzerland. Following the cantonal road in the direction of Valle Bedretto, in a few minutes you arrive at the departure point of the Airolo-Pesciüm cable car. You climb to Sasso della Boggia, located at 2066 m a.s.l., from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Saint-Gotthard Massif.
The first descent of this itinerary starts with an easy-medium single trail track in a naturalistic and breathtaking context; a union between pastures and mountains, a dazzling color green ready to guide you to Cassinello and then reach, on a dirt road, the Châlet in Ravina; ideal location for a stopover with Polenta and regional products.

Afterwards, continuing towards Nante, one crosses a striking forest and some farmhouses and then, from the center of this small town one continues on a dirt road reaching, at the end, Alpe di Pesciüm. Curving through pine forests, it descends towards Fontana and finally, on a stretch of easy, level road it returns once again to the starting point of the cable car via the "Strada Bassa".

Author’s recommendation

For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts: Airolo Bike no. 391

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Update: May 10, 2023
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,064 m
Lowest point
1,142 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Track types

Asphalt 8.98%Dirt road 5.94%Forested/wild trail 47.54%Path 10.81%Road 17.48%Unknown 9.22%
Asphalt
1.9 km
Dirt road
1.2 km
Forested/wild trail
10 km
Path
2.3 km
Road
3.7 km
Unknown
1.9 km
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Rest stops

B&B Gottardo (Bike friendly)
Bed & Bike Tremola San Gottardo (Bike friendly)
Hotel des Alpes (Bike friendly)
Hotel Forni (Bike friendly)
Albergo San Gottardo (Bike friendly)
Caseificio dimostrativo del Gottardo (Bike friendly)
Agriturismo Altanca (Bike friendly)
Rifugio lago Ritom (Bike friendly)
Chalet Ravina (Bike friendly)

Safety information

 

  • Wear protective gear
  • Assess your capability accurately
  • Give hikers right of way
  • Stay on the trail
  • Close fence gates.

    An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted.

Start

Airolo
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'689'812E 1'153'609N
DD
46.527754, 8.609235
DMS
46°31'39.9"N 8°36'33.2"E
UTM
32T 470031 5152761
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Destination

Airolo

Turn-by-turn directions

An itinerary rich in unique and unforgettable alpine walks and vistas, ideally suited to those who prefer fun descents that are not too challenging. Bikers will be entertained by breathtaking views, pine forests, pastures and exciting crests.

The starting point is the railway station at Airolo, located in the centre of this historic town at the southern gateway to Switzerland. Following the cantonal road in the direction of Valle Bedretto, in a few minutes you arrive at the departure point of the Airolo-Pesciüm cable car. You climb to Sasso della Boggia, located at 2066 m a.s.l., from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Saint-Gotthard Massif.The first descent of this itinerary starts with an easy-medium single trail track in a naturalistic and breathtaking context; a union between pastures and mountains, a dazzling color green ready to guide you to Cassinello and then reach, on a dirt road, the Châlet in Ravina; ideal location for a stopover with Polenta and regional products.

Afterwards, continuing towards Nante, one crosses a striking forest and some farmhouses and then, from the center of this small town one continues on a dirt road reaching, at the end, Alpe di Pesciüm. Curving through pine forests, it descends towards Fontana and finally, on a stretch of easy, level road it returns once again to the starting point of the cable car via the "Strada Bassa".

With this trail you will reach Sasso della Boggia from Airolo via the cablecar (2 km, height difference 890 m). It runs from the end of June, until the beginning of October. 

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Airolo then cable car from Airolo to Sasso della Boggia.

Directions

A2 motorway, Airolo exit. Alternative: Gotthard Pass to Airolo or Nufenenen Pass to Airolo.

Parking

Free parking in Airolo, cable car departure.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'689'812E 1'153'609N
DD
46.527754, 8.609235
DMS
46°31'39.9"N 8°36'33.2"E
UTM
32T 470031 5152761
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
21 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
1,182 m
Descent
1,184 m
Highest point
2,064 m
Lowest point
1,142 m
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