65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike

Mountainbiking

Gottardo Bike

Gottardo Bike

Andermatt–Biasca

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Gottardo Bike

Gottardo Bike

An impressive conquest of the main chain of the Alps from Andermatt to Biasca in the Ticino. The Gottardo-Bike route holds the world-famous Gotthardpass, the lonely Piora high plain and the sunny Blenio Valley.
The Gottardo-Bike route combines impressive, high-Alpine landscapes with a detailed lesson in Swiss history. The Gotthardpass has for centuries been one of the most important north-south links and also achieved military significance in World War II. The area is laced with subterranean bunkers, planned to offer refuge in an emergency. Extensive stretches of the route were originally military access roads.

The contrast to the Piora plain further south could not be greater. Here the focus is on nature. The peaceful plain with its two mountain lakes nestles in a rugged high-Alpine landscape. The Lago di Cadagno is actually world-famous among scientists, because there is no seasonal mixing of surface water, unique in Europe.

The descent into Val Blenio mainly follows the old route of the Lukmanier road. In medieval times the Passo del Lucomagno was the most important north-south link until the development of the Gotthard region. Largely unknown, it is one of the most scenic Alpine passes in Switzerland. The route to Olivone leads through open larch groves, over lush green plains, through dense pine forests and counts as one of the most beautiful tours in north Ticino.

The route continues along the western flank of the Blenio Valley, crosses the wide Nara basin and reaches the plain by way of the old village centre of Selvapiana and the ruins of Serravalle Castle.
An impressive conquest of the main chain of the Alps from Andermatt to Biasca in the Ticino. The Gottardo-Bike route holds the world-famous Gotthardpass, the lonely Piora high plain and the sunny Blenio Valley.
The Gottardo-Bike route combines impressive, high-Alpine landscapes with a detailed lesson in Swiss history. The Gotthardpass has for centuries been one of the most important north-south links and also achieved military significance in World War II. The area is laced with subterranean bunkers, planned to offer refuge in an emergency. Extensive stretches of the route were originally military access roads.

The contrast to the Piora plain further south could not be greater. Here the focus is on nature. The peaceful plain with its two mountain lakes nestles in a rugged high-Alpine landscape. The Lago di Cadagno is actually world-famous among scientists, because there is no seasonal mixing of surface water, unique in Europe.

The descent into Val Blenio mainly follows the old route of the Lukmanier road. In medieval times the Passo del Lucomagno was the most important north-south link until the development of the Gotthard region. Largely unknown, it is one of the most scenic Alpine passes in Switzerland. The route to Olivone leads through open larch groves, over lush green plains, through dense pine forests and counts as one of the most beautiful tours in north Ticino.

The route continues along the western flank of the Blenio Valley, crosses the wide Nara basin and reaches the plain by way of the old village centre of Selvapiana and the ruins of Serravalle Castle.
110 km | 3 Stages
Asphalted: 54 km
Natural surface: 56 km
of which Singletrail: 18 km
3800 m | 4900 m
difficult | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Andermatt
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Arrival / return travel Biasca
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Services

Accommodation

The River House
The River House
Andermatt
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Andermatt
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Hospental
Casa Arcobaleno
Casa Arcobaleno
Airolo
B&B Motta
B&B Motta
Airolo
B&B Gottardo
B&B Gottardo
Airolo
Capanna Cadlimo CAS
Capanna Cadlimo CAS
Airolo
Hotel Forni
Hotel Forni
Airolo
Capanna Cadagno
Capanna Cadagno
Quinto
Capanna Föisc
Capanna Föisc
Quinto
Capanna Garzonera
Capanna Garzonera
Quinto
Motel Gottardo Sud
Motel Gottardo Sud
Piotta
Rifugio Lago Ritom – Berghaus
Rifugio Lago Ritom – Berghaus
Piora (Ritom)
Azienda Marchiei
Azienda Marchiei
Osco
Osteria Anzonico
Osteria Anzonico
Anzonico
Agriturismo - B&B Bertazzi
Agriturismo - B&B Bertazzi
Cavagnago
Capanna Gana Rossa
Capanna Gana Rossa
Faido
Campra Alpine Lodge & Spa
Campra Alpine Lodge & Spa
Olivone
Capanna Dötra
Capanna Dötra
Olivone
Capanna Gorda
Capanna Gorda
Aquila
Casa Lucomagno
Casa Lucomagno
Olivone
Pensione Centrale
Pensione Centrale
Olivone
Relais del Sosto
Relais del Sosto
Olivone
Capanna Piandios
Capanna Piandios
Acquarossa
Capanna Pian d’Alpe
Capanna Pian d’Alpe
Biasca
Capanna Prou
Capanna Prou
Malvaglia
Albergo al Giardinetto
Albergo al Giardinetto
Biasca
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Bookable offers

65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
Top of Ticino Nord / South
Top of Ticino Nord / South
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Places

Andermatt
Andermatt
Göschenen
Göschenen
Airolo
Airolo
Gotthardpass
Gotthardpass
Anzonico
Anzonico
Acquacalda
Acquacalda
Olivone
Olivone
Biasca
Biasca
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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
Ritom funicular
Ritom funicular
Lavòrceno–Stübiè di quà
Lavòrceno–Stübiè di quà
On engineered road over the Lukmanier
On engineered road over the Lukmanier
The Lukmanier Pass
The Lukmanier Pass
Church SS. Pietro and Paolo
Church SS. Pietro and Paolo
Waterfall di Santa Petronilla
Waterfall di Santa Petronilla
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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