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Biasca, railway station

Biasca, railway station

Informationcenter of AlpTransit

Informationcenter of AlpTransit

Church San Nicolao, Giornico

Church San Nicolao, Giornico

Waterfall Piumogna, Faido

Waterfall Piumogna, Faido

Dazio Grande

Dazio Grande

Cable railway Ritom

Cable railway Ritom




Tour description

You start in Airolo (1141 m above sea level) point of departure for numerous trails and place for skiing. Biking towards south you pass Piotta, known for the cable railway of Ritom (one of the most steep of the world) and then Piotta. In Rodi-Fiesso (950 m above sea level) you find the Dazio Grande, and afterwards the street goes down the «step» of Piottino, taking you to Faido (715 m above sea level), known for the waterfall of Piumogna. You get then over the difference in altitude from Biaschina, coming to Giornico, where you find important references of the past like the roman church of San Nicola. After the village of Bodio, you enter Pollegio, where there is the Infocentro AlpTransit and it's excavations of the longest railway tunnel of the world.

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Places along the route: Airolo - Piotto - Ambri - Fiesso - Faido - Chiggiogna - Lavorgo - Giornico - Pollegio - Biasca


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Tour history (B01731)

First published: Montag, 22. Dezember 2008

Last updated: Dienstag, 2. Juni 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 38.4 km | Time requirement: 3½ h
Ascent: 36 m | Descent: 884 m
Highest point: 1159 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Biasca e Riviera
Contrada Cavalier Pellanda 4
CH-6710 Biasca
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