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Cycling holidays North-South Gotthard & Tessin

Cycling: North-South-Route

Across the alps along the North-South Route

The North-South Route connects two of the most beautiful cities of Switzerland. It starts at the tripoint in Basel and crosses the Jura mountains to Lucerne.

Further through central Switzerland and up towards Gotthard pass. Then you roll past the castles of Bellinzona and continue to Monte Ceneri with a marvellous view over the lake Lago Maggiore. The last kilometres you enjoy on quiet roads to the sparkling waters of Lago di Lugano. 

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

The tour through the Reuss plain to Amsteg is flat and easy to master. Continue through the Urnerland, where the wild Reuss river roars down the Schöllenen Gorge between steep mountain flanks and under the Devil's Bridge.

approx. 30 km
800 m
130 m

Optional train ride between Göschenen and Andermatt and then up to the Gotthard Pass. Alpine transit route of European importance. Whether on horseback, by train, car or bicycle: everything wanted and still wants to go south over the Gotthard.

approx. 30 km
1'050 m
1'015 m

The Leventina has been a transit corridor since time immemorial. The further south you go, the milder the climate becomes.

approx. 40 km
145 m
1'015 m

You drive effortlessly along the Ticino river, soon passing chestnut trees and vineyards. Bellinzona is called "Turrita" because of its three castles.

approx. 25 km
100 m
160 m

Drive to Cadenazzo and by train to Rivera Bironico. From Monte Ceneri a clear view of the vegetable garden of Ticino and Lake Maggiore. From Agno by train to the centre of Lugano.

approx. 35 km + trainride
475 m
415 m

Train ride back to Agno. The postcard beauty of the blue Lago di Lugano is, for thousands, an intimate holiday dream, Morcote as a photo motif. The Mendrisiotto, the largest wine-growing area in Ticino with numerous oenogastronomic offerings, is located in the southernmost tip of Switzerland.

approx. 30 km + trainride
245 m
180 m

Tour character

The ride over the hills of the Jura and across the Alps is made somewhat easier by the short stages. From Amsteg steadily uphill and after the pass steadily downhill. Traffic must be expected around the urban centres. Cobblestones on the Tremolastrasse on the Gotthard.

The North-South Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Altdorf
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
17.06.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
North-South-Route Gotthard & Tessin, 8 days, CH-TSRAM-08X
Base price
1'045.-
1'095.-
Surcharge Single Room 349.- 349.-

Category: 3*-hotels, hospice on Gotthardpass

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
North-South-Route Gotthard & Tessin, 8 days, CH-TSRAM-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'045.-
349.-
1'095.-
349.-

Category: 3*-hotels, hospice on Gotthardpass

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Altdorf
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Mendrisio
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
99.-
129.-
99.-
144.-
99.-
129.-
99.-
144.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Altdorf
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Altdorf
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Mendrisio
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 144.- 144.-
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Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
149.-
285.-
Prices per person in CHF

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Services & Information

Services

Included

  • Overnight stays according to the program incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Ticino Ticket with numerous inclusive services and discounts (upon request at the hotel)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tickets for bicycles on the train Cadenazzo – Rivera-Bironico and Bioggio-Molinazzo – Lugano (return). approx. CHF 5.-)
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Altdorf. Suitcases to be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Mendrisio. Suitcases will be returned to the partner hotel by 5:00 p.m. at the latest.

Other important information:

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital”

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus
  • Luggage tags
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

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