The Gotthard Pass is impressive and separates German-speaking Switzerland from Ticino. Behind it lies the Leventina Valley, which you can take on this tour. From the Gotthard Pass to the castles of Bellinzona you will discover steep gorges and dream villages. You can see how the peaks of the Gotthard massif gradually give way to the flourishing Ticino plains.
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Day 1: Individual arrival to Airolo | Airolo – Ritom
Luggage drop-off in Airolo. From Airolo steep uphill to Valle di Büi. You can extend the tour to Lake Ritom via Föisc. Never-tired hikers can add a tour around the lake after arrival at the Refugio. Overnight stay on the shores of Lake Ritom.
Details: distance approx. 9 km, climb 910-1'035 m, descent 210-340 m, duration: approx. 3.5-4 h
Day 2: Ritom – Faido
Descent from Lago Ritom to Altanca and now along the Strada Alta, where silence reigns. Magnificent views of the Leventina and Val Bedretto mountain chains. Bright chapels shine in villages and meadows. From the old muleteer village Osco with the bus down to Faido.
Details: distance approx. 13 km, climb 360 m, descent 1'050 m, duration: approx. 4 h
Day 3: Faido – Biasca
Bus ride to Lavorgo. Giornico, the "door of the Leventina" is rich in historical monuments. From here you can climb one of the oldest access roads to the Leventina through Faido and Personico.
Details: distance approx. 21 km, climb 840 m, descent 1'150 m, duration: approx. 6.5 h
Day 4: Biasca – Bellinzona
From Biasca, the flat path crosses the Riviera, first following one bank of the Ticino river, then the other. A relaxing walk through woods of river origin that ends in the middle of the fortress of Bellinzona. Upon arrival, visit to the three castles of Bellinzona (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Details: distance approx. 25 km, climb 120 m, descent 170 m, duration: approx. 6 h
Day 5: Tour of the Castles of Bellinzona | Departure
The three Castles of Bellinzona are among the most impressive examples of medieval fortifications in the entire Alpine arc. With their crenellated walls, towers and gates, these magnificent monuments still amaze the visitor today. Individual departure at the end of the hike.
Details: distance approx. 3 km, climb 290 m, descent 70 m, duration: approx. 1.5 h
- 4 nights including breakfast
- Ticino Ticket (numerous discounts and services included)
- Daily luggage transfers
- Visit to the castles of Bellinzona
- Tour guide
- Detailed travel documents
- GPS data available
- Service hotline