Airolo

Ticino

Panoramic view over the Leventina Valley, virtually the door towards Ticino from the North of the Alps.

Panoramic view over the Leventina Valley, virtually the door towards Ticino from the North of the Alps.

Gotthardtunnel A2 Airolo Süd 2

Gotthardtunnel A2 Airolo Süd 2

Stalvedro dir. Gotthard

Stalvedro dir. Gotthard

Brugnasco

Brugnasco

Airolo, Seggiovia Varozzei

Airolo, Seggiovia Varozzei

Airolo-Pesciüm

Airolo-Pesciüm "Ristorante"

Airolo A2

Airolo A2

Airolo-Pesciüm

Airolo-Pesciüm "Canalone"

Stalvredo

Stalvredo

A2 Airolo, Nord

A2 Airolo, Nord

Airolo-Pesciüm

Airolo-Pesciüm "Sasso della Boggia"

Varozzei (Airolo-Pesciüm)

Varozzei (Airolo-Pesciüm)

The gateway to the South: Here the railway tunnel (inaugurated 1882) and road tunnel (inaugurated 1980) enter the Leventina Valley and lead to Bisaca. Airolo, located at 1141 meters in the southern foothills of the Gotthard Pass, provides access to the Bedretto Valley, from where one gets via the Nufenen Pass to the neighboring Canton of Valais, or via the San Giacomo Pass (hiking trail only) to the Italian Formazza Valley.

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The history of Airolo is closely linked with the history of traffic across and through the Gotthard Massif. In spite of the stresses caused by transit traffic, Airolo is a much-visited vacation resort.

Summer

In the summer, Airolo is the ideal starting point for hiking tours: The Trans Swiss Trail and SchweizMobil’s Alpine Pass Trail intersect here with the Strada alta Leventina, a mountain road leading to the South, the Strada degli alpi and the Passo di Cristallina in the direction of the Maggia Valley - all are well-known routes. The mountain huts Cristallina, Corno Gries, Piansecco, Cadlimo and Cadagno or the steep funicular to the Ritom region are desirable excursion destinations accessible from Airolo. Interesting hydropower sites are also found in this area, for example, the feeder canal of Favre, which used to take the spring water up to the entrance of the railway tunnel. Remains can still be discovered.

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Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to Airolo

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