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Three passes, three cantons and 3100 metres of elevation gain

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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Mit Rennvelo-Ikone Bruno Risi über Furka, Nufenen und Gotthard
    / Mit Rennvelo-Ikone Bruno Risi über Furka, Nufenen und Gotthard
    Video: MySwitzerland
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    Photo: Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    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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    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
Distance 95.5 km
7:17 h
3,041 m
3,041 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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Luzern Tourismus AG
Update: April 03, 2018
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,479 m
Lowest point
1,133 m
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Start

Hospenthal (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

Hospenthal

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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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
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
95.5 km
Duration
7:17 h
Ascent
3,041 m
Descent
3,041 m
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