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Tremola road (Val Tremola)

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Hiking in the surroundings
ViaSuworow

ViaSuworow
Stage 1, Airolo–Gotthardpass
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ViaSuworow

ViaSuworow
Stage 2, Gotthardpass–Andermatt
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Trans Swiss Trail

Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 24, Passo del S. Gottardo–Airolo
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Trans Swiss Trail

Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 23, Andermatt–Passo del S. Gottardo
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Vier-Quellen-Weg

Vier-Quellen-Weg
Stage 2, Vermigelhütte–Gotthardpass
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Vier-Quellen-Weg

Vier-Quellen-Weg
Stage 3, Gotthardpass–Capanna Piansecco CAS
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ViaGottardo

ViaGottardo
Stage 10, Andermatt–Gotthardpass
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ViaGottardo

ViaGottardo
Stage 11, Gotthardpass–Airolo
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Cycling in the surroundings
North-South Route

North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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North-South Route

North-South Route
Stage 5, Andermatt–Airolo
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Biking in the surroundings
Gottardo Bike

Gottardo Bike
Stage 1, Andermatt–Airolo
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Alpi Bedretto Bike

Alpi Bedretto Bike
Route 390, Airolo (Pesciüm)–Airolo
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The Tremolastrasse is Switzerland’s longest memorial to road construction. It snakes up as a light-coloured ribbon from Airolo to the Gotthardpass. Enjoy impressive views of the road on the mule track from the pass into the upper Levantine.
The world-famous serpentine road on slopes of the Val Tremola was created with the construction of the Gotthard Pass road. On the most spectacular section, the road climbs 300 metres altitude around 24 bends over a distance of four kilometres. Each bend has its own name. The pass road from Göschenen to Airolo was built between 1827 and 1832 to plans by Ticino engineer Francesco Meschini, after the access roads from Basel and Chiasso had been continually developed in the decade from 1810.

Today the Tremolastrasse largely retains the appearance of the reconstruction completed in 1951. The road is six to seven metres wide and bordered by retaining walls up to eight metres thick. The old drystone walls still exist in places. The granite cobblestones and kilometre stones have for the most part been retained but the two road inspectors’ houses have vanished. Until it was demolished in 1989, the first house stood at the beginning of the Tremolastrasse. The second was sited a little further up, beneath the von Voltone. Destroyed by an avalanche in 1874, it was never rebuilt because of the imminent opening of the Gotthard Railway in 1882.

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Airolo
Airolo
Gotthardpass
Gotthardpass
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B&B Dotta
B&B Dotta
Airolo
Capanna Cadlimo CAS
Capanna Cadlimo CAS
Airolo
Hotel Forni
Hotel Forni
Airolo
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