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Hiking holidays: Via Gottardo, Airolo - Bellinzona

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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Itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival to Airolo | Airolo – Rodi

Baggage delivery in Airolo. After passing the promontory of Stalvedro, shortly after Airolo, the path winds towards the valley floor of the Leventina. Along the Ticino river and from one bank to the other you reach Rodi.

Details: approx. 4 hours, approx. 13 km, uphill 415 m, downhill 595 m

Day 2: Rodi – Lavorgo

Shortly after the Dazio Grande we continue along the Gola del Piottino, one of the most important passages of the ViaGottardo. There are many buildings along the way. Faido and Chiggiogna are the main localities.

Details: approx. 3.5 hours, approx. 14 km, uphill 220 m, downhill 555 m

Day 3: Lavorgo – Biasca

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: approx. 6 hours, approx. 19 km, uphill 815 m, downhill 1,125 m

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: approx. 6 hours, approx. 26 km, uphill 35 m, downhill 110 m

Day 5: Departure or extended stay

Services:

  • 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