Email share button
65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike

Mountainbiking

etappe-01562

Gottardo Bike

Stage 1, Andermatt–Airolo

Photo gallery

Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization
etappe-01562

Gottardo Bike

Mainly the old pass road and old mule paths lead up to the legendary Gotthardpass. From the bleak high-mountain landscape on through the Valle Leventina, a thrilling downhill run through forests and ancient hamlets to the traffic hub of Airolo.
It seems barely possible that horse-drawn carriages used to struggle up the bumpy roads and across the mountain. The Gotthard Pass has always been one of the most important north-south connections and the historic route now forms the basis for mountain bikers to conquer the mountain pass mostly away from traffic.

While many bicycle riders will choose to ride down the legendary Tremola from the top of the pass over countless cobblestones, the mountain bikers take a small military road to climb up another 150 meters to Passo Scimfuss. This is where a wonderful high-level trail to Cal Canaria starts and the long downhill section to Airolo.

A fast run on a small mountain road takes you down to the valley floor of the unspoilt side valley of the Leventina district where the ride continues a bit slower on the road along the steep wooded cliffs. It ends directly in the centre of the town of Airolo.
Mainly the old pass road and old mule paths lead up to the legendary Gotthardpass. From the bleak high-mountain landscape on through the Valle Leventina, a thrilling downhill run through forests and ancient hamlets to the traffic hub of Airolo.
It seems barely possible that horse-drawn carriages used to struggle up the bumpy roads and across the mountain. The Gotthard Pass has always been one of the most important north-south connections and the historic route now forms the basis for mountain bikers to conquer the mountain pass mostly away from traffic.

While many bicycle riders will choose to ride down the legendary Tremola from the top of the pass over countless cobblestones, the mountain bikers take a small military road to climb up another 150 meters to Passo Scimfuss. This is where a wonderful high-level trail to Cal Canaria starts and the long downhill section to Airolo.

A fast run on a small mountain road takes you down to the valley floor of the unspoilt side valley of the Leventina district where the ride continues a bit slower on the road along the steep wooded cliffs. It ends directly in the centre of the town of Airolo.
32 km
Asphalted: 16 km
Natural surface: 16 km
of which Singletrail: 2 km
1100 m | 1350 m
medium | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Andermatt
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible until June on high-level sections.

More …

Push-only passage
Pushing sections: Andermatt–Airolo approx. 15 min. / Airolo–Andermatt approx. 25 min.
Ascent Gotthardpass
538
Ascent Gotthardpass
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Andermatt, Bahnhof–Gotthard, Passhöhe
or
Airolo, Stazione–Gotthard, Passhöhe
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 1000m (or 700m from Andermatt). Pushing section Andermatt–Gotthard pass head 15 min, Airolo–Gotthard pass head 25 min.
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 1600m (from Wassen: approx. 1300m).
Cycle transport: limited space, reservations required up to 4 p.m. on the day before the trip: tel. +41 (0)58 448 20 08.
SBB Timetable

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Airolo
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Services

Accommodation

Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Andermatt
Hotel Monopol-Metropol
Hotel Monopol-Metropol
Andermatt
The River House
The River House
Andermatt
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Hospental
Sust Lodge am Gotthard
Sust Lodge am Gotthard
Hospental
B&B Gottardo
B&B Gottardo
Airolo
B&B Motta
B&B Motta
Airolo
B&B Sport
B&B Sport
Airolo
Casa Arcobaleno
Casa Arcobaleno
Airolo
Hotel Forni
Hotel Forni
Airolo
Capanna Föisc
Capanna Föisc
Quinto
Rifugio Lago Ritom – Berghaus
Rifugio Lago Ritom – Berghaus
Piora (Ritom)
Show all

Bookable offers

65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
66 Lugano Bike
66 Lugano Bike
Top of Ticino Nord / South
Top of Ticino Nord / South
Show all

Places

Andermatt
Andermatt
Göschenen
Göschenen
Airolo
Airolo
Gotthardpass
Gotthardpass
Show all

Places of interest

Eldorado of cable cars: Gemsstock
Eldorado of cable cars: Gemsstock
Monument of Suworow
Monument of Suworow
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
Waterworld Göschenen
Waterworld Göschenen
Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Cheese factory Gottardo
Cheese factory Gottardo
Gotthard Pass trade route
Gotthard Pass trade route
Malle-poste historique
Malle-poste historique
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Natural trail Lago Ritom
Natural trail Lago Ritom
Show all

Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization