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Val Canaria

Val Canaria



Tremola, the old paved road to the Gottard Pass

Tremola, the old paved road to the Gottard Pass

Ospizio San Gottardo

Ospizio San Gottardo

Alpe Pontino

Alpe Pontino

Tour description

This is a fairly easy tour of the Gottard massif, which requires a reasonable level of stamina.

From Airolo via the Val Tremola, we climb to Ospizio following the old paved road to the Gottard Pass. Now we find ourselves in real mountain bikers’ country. Surrounded by the mountains of the Gottard, we take a pleasant path to Alpe Pontino, where a magnificent view of the Leventina awaits. The descent to Airolo passes through the Val Canaria and is a little uneven and steep.


«Fondo del Bosco» (on the road leading to the pass) Museum Fort of Airolo, open from 1 July to 30
September, from 13.30 to 15.00 (closed Mondays), at other times by reservation
Funicular railway Airolo-Pesciüm (1970m
Gottard cheese factory, with demonstrations of cheese-making, tasting and sales.

Passo S. Gottardo
Road «della Tremola»

S. Gottardo
National Museum of St Gottard, open from June to October (09.00 – 18.00)
Museum Fort and Refuge, open from June to October (09.00 – 12.00 / 13.00 – 18.00)

Alpe Pontino
local cheese


Period advised: june - october

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  • Einfache Tour ohne Singletrails. Trotzdem lohnenswert! Wer noch nie die Tremalo hochgefahren ist, sollte dies mit dieser Tour nachholen. Wunderbare Aussicht auf Airolo und ins Tal! Die Abfahrt ist zeitweise recht steil, aber immer auf einem Kiesweg.
    Special: Tremola und Aussicht!

Places along the route: Airolo - Motto Bartola - San Gottardo - Passo Scimfuss - Alpe Pontino - Orello - Val Canaria - Valle - Airolo


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Tour history (B00971)

First published: Donnerstag, 22. Februar 2007

Last updated: Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2015

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 32.2 km | Time requirement: 3½ h
Ascent: 1210 m | Descent: 1210 m
Aufstieg bei OeV-Benutzung!: 260 m
Highest point: 2238 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty S0

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See also

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Leventina
Via della Stazione 22
CH-6780 Airolo
T +41 (0)91 869 15 33
F +41 (0)91 869 26 42