Passo San Gottardo to Airolo
ElevationAscent: 855' 261 m
Descent: -3,866' -1,178 m
High: 7,354' 2,241 m
Low: 3,862' 1,177 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
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“A pleasant forest road from the Passo San Gottardo runs high above Airolo before descending the Torrente la Garegna.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
At mile six, you start a crazy mile where you descend 300 m (1000 ft). The descent continues for another four miles (about 600 m; 2000 ft) with only two short climbs to break it up. You'll pass through a few small mountain hamlets in this section (Bolla and Pautan).
Once you reach Pautan, the trail follows the Torrente la Garegna (Creek) for about a mile. After that, the trail passes alternately through pasture and heavy forest until the outskirts of Airolo.
The route ends at Airolo train station which can take you back to wherever you started, or there are many hotels and restaurants in town.
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