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Road Bike

Three passes, three cantons and 3100 metres of elevation gain

Road Bike · Central Switzerland
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  • Mit Rennvelo-Ikone Bruno Risi über Furka, Nufenen und Gotthard
    / Mit Rennvelo-Ikone Bruno Risi über Furka, Nufenen und Gotthard
    Video: MySwitzerland
  • / Drei-Pässe-Fahrt
    Photo: Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Drei-Pässe-Fahrt
    Photo: Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Drei-Pässe-Fahrt
    Photo: Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Drei-Pässe-Fahrt
    Photo: Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Drei-Pässe-Fahrt
    Photo: Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Drei-Pässe-Fahrt
    Photo: Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Drei-Pässe-Fahrt
    Photo: Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Around Andermatt are eight legendary alpine passes, all waiting to be crossed. The Gotthard Region offers fascinating alpine scenery, Swiss history, civil engineering masterpieces – and a wealth of bends!

difficult
95.5 km
7:17 h
3041 m
3041 m

Jump onto your road bike and accept the 106 km challenge of crossing the Furka, Nufenen and Gotthard passes. Former track cycling world and European champion, Olympic silver medal winner and six-day series winner Bruno Risi takes you with him. Experience a ride that demands stamina, yet offers a host of compensations.

Pass crossings – a long-standing tradition
The Gotthard massif – a key crossing on the ancient axis linking northern and southern Europe – is steeped in Swiss history. The alpine crossing over the Gotthard ranked amongst the most important trade routes and was, until early in the 19th century, negotiable only by simple mule path. Dating from 1830, the legendary Tremola road is a civil engineering masterpiece that continues to amaze.

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Author
Luzern Tourismus AG
Updated: April 03, 2018

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
2479 m
Lowest point
1133 m
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Start

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

Destination

Hospenthal

Turn-by-turn directions

Hospenthal - Realp - Furka - Gletsch - Ulrichen - Nufenen - Airolo - Gotthard - Hospenthal

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
95.5 km
Duration
7:17 h
Ascent
3041 m
Descent
3041 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value

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