아이롤로의 역사는 고타드 대산괴를 지나는 교통수단의 발달 역사와 맞물린다. 교통으로 스트레스를 받는 대신에, 아이롤로는 방문객이 끊이지 않은 휴가지역이다.
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.
The Airolo skiing area extends from 1141 to 2256 meters above sea level. At Pesciüm one gets a direct view of the St. Gotthard Massif. There are 30 kilometers of pistes with a breathtaking panorama. Two aerial cable cars, three ski lifts and one chairlift take snow riders to the runs of Sasso della Boggia, Comascnè and Varozzei. Besides the Airolo-Pesciüm lift, there are the small ski lifts of Lüina near the village, as well as Cioss Prato in the Bedretto Valley. Both places are ideal for families.
In the Bedrotto Valley, ski hikers as well as cross-country skiers find a variety of trails and cross-country tracks on the Piota Plain and in Pesciüm.