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St. Gotthard Cycling Arena: Furka - Nufenen - Gotthard

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Map / St. Gotthard Cycling Arena: Furka - Nufenen - Gotthard
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St. Gotthard Cycling Arena: Furka (2436 m) - Nufenen (2479 m) - Gotthard (2091 m)

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95.5 km
7:20 h
3041 m
3041 m

The route leads from Hospental and passes Zumdorf, Switzerland’s smallest village. You then follow in Agent 007’s tracks (film: Goldfinger) and make the ascent to the Furka Pass: with its numerous bends, a challenge for every cyclist. On the way down the other side, why not visit the Ice Grotto at Belvédère and savour the views of the Rhone Glacier? At Gletsch village, with a bit of luck you may catch sight of a vintage steam locomotive courtesy of the Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway. After some refreshment, the itinerary continues down the Rhone valley heading for the Nufenen Pass. The regular ascent presents no great challenge as you admire the picturesque scenery. On reaching the central Alps’ highest road pass, the route enters Canton Ticino and makes its way down into the agreeable Bedretto valley towards Airolo. From Airolo, the surface changes to cobblestones as you follow the Tremola road up to the Gotthard Pass. A unique experience! The museum at the pass is worth a visit, as is the historic Sasso San Gottardo fort, where you can also admire giant crystals. The run back down to Hospental is rapid.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the museum or Sasso San Gottardo fort
outdooractive.com User
Author
Ferienregion Andermatt
Updated: September 06, 2018

Difficulty
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Highest point
2479 m
Lowest point
1133 m
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Tips, hints and links

The tour can also be completed in two days with an overnight stay in Andermatt, the Upper Rhone valley or Airolo, depending on where you start and finish.

The tour can be completed in either direction and started anywhere along the route.

The cobblestones of the Tremola are easier to negotiate uphill rather than downhill.

Start

Hospental (1494 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.617645, 8.566543
UTM
32T 466811 5162767

Destination

Hospental

Turn-by-turn directions

Hospental - Zumdorf - Realp - Furka - Gletsch - Nufenen - Disentis - Oberalp - Andermatt - Hospental

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
95.5 km
Duration
7:20 h
Ascent
3041 m
Descent
3041 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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