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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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Distance 95.5 km
7:20 h
3,041 m
3,041 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
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Update: September 06, 2018
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Highest point
2,479 m
Lowest point
1,133 m
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Tips and hints

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 (1,494 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'686'393E 1'163'553N
DD
46.617645, 8.566543
DMS
46°37'03.5"N 8°33'59.6"E
UTM
32T 466811 5162767
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Destination

Hospental

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'686'393E 1'163'553N
DD
46.617645, 8.566543
DMS
46°37'03.5"N 8°33'59.6"E
UTM
32T 466811 5162767
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions and answers

Question from JF Petit · July 27, 2020 · Community
Bonjour, existe-t-il des magasins pour louer des vélos de route ou des VTT à Andermatt ou dans les environs ? Merci.
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Answered by Yvonne Sersch · July 28, 2020 · Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Bonjour, Malheureusement, nous n'avons pas de brochures imprimées. Je vous renvoie à https://schweizmobil.ch/fr/suisse-a-vtt.html

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
95.5 km
Duration
7:20 h
Ascent
3,041 m
Descent
3,041 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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