6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail

Hiking

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Alpine Passes Trail

Stage 7, Acquacalda–Airolo

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Alpine Passes Trail

Ascent to Passo del Sole, the rock changes from sediment to granite. The Val Piora is one of the largest and most peaceful high plateaux in the Swiss Alps. On foot or with one of the world’s steepest funiculars down to the Leventina.
Ascent to Passo del Sole, the rock changes from sediment to granite. The Val Piora is one of the largest and most peaceful high plateaux in the Swiss Alps. On foot or with one of the world’s steepest funiculars down to the Leventina.
26 km
1000 m | 1600 m
7 h 50 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Acquacalda
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Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections.

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Hint
Rail/bus/boat: long section, please note cableway / postbus recommendation No. 393 Piora–Airolo.
Ascent Ritom
393
Ascent Ritom
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Airolo, Stazione–Piora via Piotta Centrale FPR
or
Piora–Airolo, Stazione via Piotta Centrale FPR
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 780m.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Airolo
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton. Lend a hand by becoming a member in your canton.
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Ticino Sentieri
Via A. Giovannini 3
6710 Biasca
info@ticinosentieri.ch
www.ticinosentieri.ch

Services

Accommodation

Capanna Cadagno
Capanna Cadagno
Quinto
Capanna Föisc
Capanna Föisc
Quinto
Motel Gottardo Sud
Motel Gottardo Sud
Piotta
Rifugio Lago Ritom – Berghaus
Rifugio Lago Ritom – Berghaus
Piora (Ritom)
B&B Motta
B&B Motta
Airolo
Casa Arcobaleno
Casa Arcobaleno
Airolo
B&B Gottardo
B&B Gottardo
Airolo
Hotel Forni
Hotel Forni
Airolo
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Bookable offers

6 Alpine Passes Trail: Olivone - Ulrichen
6 Alpine Passes Trail: Olivone - Ulrichen
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Places

Acquacalda
Acquacalda
Airolo
Airolo
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Places of interest

The Lukmanier Pass
The Lukmanier Pass
Natural trail Lago Ritom
Natural trail Lago Ritom
Ritom funicular
Ritom funicular
Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Cheese factory Gottardo
Cheese factory Gottardo
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization