391 Airolo Bike
391 Airolo Bike

Mountainbiking

Airolo Bike

Airolo Bike

Airolo–Airolo

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Airolo Bike

Airolo Bike

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».
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».
19 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 7 km
Natural surface: 12 km
of which Singletrail: 2 km
380 m | 1300 m
medium | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Airolo
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Season

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

Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Airolo–Sasso della Boggia–Nante–Airolo

Hints

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

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Airolo
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Contact

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino Turismo
Via della Stazione 22
6780 Airolo
Tel. +41 (0)91 869 15 33
leventina@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch
http://www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch/

Services

Accommodation

B&B Motta
B&B Motta
Airolo
Casa Arcobaleno
Casa Arcobaleno
Airolo
B&B Gottardo
B&B Gottardo
Airolo
Hotel Forni
Hotel Forni
Airolo
Capanna Föisc
Capanna Föisc
Quinto
Capanna Garzonera
Capanna Garzonera
Quinto
Motel Gottardo Sud
Motel Gottardo Sud
Piotta
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Places

Airolo
Airolo
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Places of interest

Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Cheese factory Gottardo
Cheese factory Gottardo
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Ritom funicular
Ritom funicular
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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