Strada degli Alpi


View of the Gotthard massif from the ridge path of Strada degli Alpi in Val Bedretto.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Airolo train station
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 31.5 km
Total altitude meters: 960 m
Biking time: 02:30 - 03:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1141 m
Season: June - October
Panorama: Magnificent views of the Val Bedretto
Gastronomy: Airolo, in the villages in the Bedrett valley
Overnight: Airolo
Access starting point: By train to Airolo
Access point of arrival: Airolo train station
Literature: Bike-Explorer


The river Ticino first flows through the Val Bedretto, before it passes through Leventina and finally merges into Lago Maggiore. The name Val Bedretto is derived from the word "bedra", which means birch-tree. You will see birch-trees from time to time during this tour. Pine and larch are also part and parcel of the valley. The views of the Gotthard massif, the Piz Rotondo and the Chüebodenhorn, as seen from the summer pastures, are particularly beautiful. And the trails? Let's just say they're simply sensational. The highest points of the route have become a byword for biking fun and skill.

Tour Overview

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.


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