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SwitzerlandMobility 3: North-South route

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The north-south route leads through the large Swiss landscape areas of Jura, Mittelland, Central Switzerland and over the Alps into Southern Switzerland.
difficult
Distance 368.9 km
27:41 h
3,327 m
3,345 m
2,108 m
205 m

Easy route. From Basel, the city with the densest cultural offering in all of Europe, we cycle through the largest cherry-growing region in Switzerland, the Baselbiet. From Aarau, the town with late Gothic and Baroque terraced houses with richly decorated gabled roofs, we continue via Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, to Stans.

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On the second stage from Stans, the demands increase. Through Uri, the most important Alpine transit route between north and south, over the Gotthard Pass through Ticino, Switzerland's sunniest region, to the southernmost point of Switzerland, Chiasso.

The second stage from Stans is more demanding.

Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
2,108 m
Lowest point
205 m
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Start

Basel (253 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'611'281E 1'267'660N
DD
47.559555, 7.588509
DMS
47°33'34.4"N 7°35'18.6"E
UTM
32T 393816 5268313
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Destination

Chiasso

Turn-by-turn directions

Basel - Pratteln - Liestal - Gelterkinden - Schaffmatt - Aarau - Schöftland - Sursee - Sempach - Lucerne - Stansstaad - Stans - Beckenried - Gersau - Brunnen - Sisikon - Flüelen - Altdorf - Erstfeld - Göschenen - Andermatt - Gotthard Pass - Airolo - Faiso - Biasca - Arbedo - Bellinzona - Giubiasco - Monte Ceneri - Rivera Bironico - Taverne - Agno - Melide - Mendrisio - Chiasso

Note

Wildlife refuge Andermatt 1: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Basel

Getting there

Motorway to Basel

Parking

Paid parking available

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'611'281E 1'267'660N
DD
47.559555, 7.588509
DMS
47°33'34.4"N 7°35'18.6"E
UTM
32T 393816 5268313
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Equipment

Bike fit to ride and enough fluids for the road

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
368.9 km
Duration
27:41 h
Ascent
3,327 m
Descent
3,345 m
Highest point
2,108 m
Lowest point
205 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route

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  • 2 Stages
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 1 closed
Distance 133.3 km
Duration 7:45 h
Ascent 927 m
Descent 732 m

The first stage of the north-south connection leads from Basel to Stans.

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Cycling · Bellinzona and Valleys
SwitzerlandMobility 3: North-South Route Stage 2
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 2 closed
Distance 235.6 km
Duration 16:00 h
Ascent 3,216 m
Descent 3,425 m

We start in Stans, at Beckeried we take the ferry across to Gersau. Through Uri to Hospental and then over the Gotthard to Ticino. The end of the ...

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