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Cycling holidays: North-South-Route, Basel - Locarno

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. On it goes through central Switzerlandand up towards the Gotthard pass. Then, you roll past the castles of Bellinzona and further through the Magadino plainuntil you reach the Lago Maggiore

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Basel | Basel - Aarau

Basel, Liestal and the Ergolztal: a bustling, self-confident agglomeration. In contrast: tranquility and charming countryside in the Baselbiet Jura. On through Aargau's Jurapark hills, followed by a racy descent down the southern Jura slopes to Aarau.

Details: approx. 55 km, uphill 860 m, downhill 725 m

Day 2: Aarau / Suhr – Luzern

From Aarau the way leads to the idyllic Suhrental river valley; with views of the Alps spotted south and Jura chain north. Through rich orchards and fertile fields alongside Lake Sempach, this stage finally takes you to Lucerne.

Details: approx. 55 km, uphill 630 m, downhill 580 m

Day 3: Luzern – Altdorf / Flüelen

Picturesquely along the bank of the Lake of Lucerne at Kastanienbaum; in Beckenried you cross the Lake of Lucerne by boat and cycle along the Achsenstrasse at the lake, towards the Urnerland. Details: approx. 50 -60 km, uphill 495 – 520 m, downhill 495 – 505 m

Day 4: Transfer Altdorf / Flüelen – Gotthardpass | Gotthardpass – Biasca

Per Transfer through the Reuss-plain and up to the Gotthardpass, an alpine transit route of European importance. If by horse, by train or by car. Everyone always wanted and still want to cross the Gotthard southwards. The Leventina has been a passage corridor for ages. The further south you go, the milder the climate gets.

Details: approx. 50 km, uphill 150 m, downhill 1’948 m

Day 5: Biasca – Bellinzona - Locarno | Departure or extension

An easy ride along the waters of the Ticino, soon passing chestnut trees and vineyards. Bellinzona, called «La Turrita» because of its many castles, lies on top of a strategic valley narrowing on the southern connection to the alp passes Gotthard, San Bernardino and Lukmanier and is probably the most Italian city of Switzerland. The "Skyline" oft he Tessin capitol with ist lombardic character formst he mighty fortress of three oft he best preserved medieval castles in Switzerland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Details: approx. 50 km, uphill 160 m, downhill 250 m

Services:

  • 6 overnights in the desired accommodation category (incl. breakfast)
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Transfers and boat rides according to the program
  • Guide book
  • Detailed tour documentation
  • GPS-data available
  • Service Hotline