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Gotthard Pass-Oberalp Pass-Lukmanier Pass

Touring by Motorbike · Ascona-Locarno
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    Lukmanier Pass
    Photo: Mariano Berri, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
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This 238 kilometer-tour starts on Ticino territory on both sides (Airolo – Acquacalda) and can be rode in under four hours, crossing three alpine passes: the Gotthard, Oberalp and Lukmanier.
moderate
Distance 238.5 km
3:57 h
4,095 m
4,061 m
2,111 m
194 m
Gotthard Pass: it is not only one of the most important alpine passes but is also the most important North-South connection through the Alps. Do not miss out on the incredible experience of riding on the famous Tremola road. The road climbs narrow turns, especially on the Southern-facing side, blessing you with a picture-postcard view over the surrounding Alps. At the top of the Pass you will find the Gotthard Pass (2091 m), which will make for a very enjoyable stop, not far from the artificial lake and the Lucendro Dam.

Oberalp Pass: the Oberalp Pass connects the cantons of Uri and Graubünden and is also known for the shuttle trains that operate throughout the winter season between Andermatt and Sedrun.

Lukmanier Pass: from Disentis, in the Canton of Graubünden, you reach the beautiful Blenio Valley (also known as the Valley of Sunshine) in the Canton of Ticino. The pass’ relatively low altitude allows it to be generally open all year round.

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Mariano Berri 
Update: June 26, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
2,111 m
Lowest point
194 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 29.40%Dirt road 0.44%Forested/wild trail 0.09%Path 0.04%Road 70.02%
Asphalt
70.1 km
Dirt road
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.2 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
167 km
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Safety information

Swiss Pass opening dates : https://www.tcs.ch/it/tools/infostrada/passi-svizzeri.php

 

 

Tips and hints

www.bikersland.ch  

Start

Locarno (208 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'705'145E 1'114'270N
DD
46.171696, 8.800155
DMS
46°10'18.1"N 8°48'00.6"E
UTM
32T 484573 5113143
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Destination

Locarno

Note

Wildlife refuge Andermatt 4: December 01 - April 30
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'705'145E 1'114'270N
DD
46.171696, 8.800155
DMS
46°10'18.1"N 8°48'00.6"E
UTM
32T 484573 5113143
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
238.5 km
Duration
3:57 h
Ascent
4,095 m
Descent
4,061 m
Highest point
2,111 m
Lowest point
194 m
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