The legendary Gotthard Pass awaits you on the silver tour. Start and finish are in Andermatt as usual. During the crossing of Furka, Nufenen and Gotthard you master almost 4,000 meters of altitude. After the last descent at the Gotthard you are one of the admirable finishers of the silver tour.
3 Mountain Passes
3'190m ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE
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Temporary aid stations
Clicked into the pedals in Andermatt, the ascent to the first pass height of the silver tour follows. From Realp you will overcome 891 metres of altitude with your bike before reaching the Furka pass height at 2,429 metres above sea level. Similar to the Grimsel Pass, the Furka Pass has been crossed by international travellers since the 13th century. Even the Romans have already used it for their journey to the south. So you are on a historic path towards the canton of Valais. By the way, the present road was completed in 1866. Arriving at the top, a technical descent into the valley follows, before the ascent to the Nufenenpass awaits.
2,429 meters above sea level
Before you start the ascent to the Nufenenpass, you should have fed yourself enough energy at our catering post. Now, for most, the toughest climb of the silver tour follows. On a 13 kilometer long road you climb 1,119 meters of altitude before you can enjoy the view into the Valais at 2,478 meters above sea level. This climb offers an average of 8.6 incline – not for weak legs! In contrast to the medieval pass crossing at the Grimsel, the pass road over the Nufenen was not opened until 1964. This is the reason for the significantly higher average incline percentages. Once you arrive at the top, you should definitely not forget the passport selfie. This is followed by a long descent to Airolo!
2,478 meters above sea level
Strengthened, you are heading for the last big crossing. On the way to the top of the pass you will enjoy the legendary Tremola. Here 24 hairpin bends are waiting for you! On cobblestones you can feel like a professional who has to ride the hard version of Paris-Roubaix. Riding up here requires some stamina, but believe us, it’s worth it! During your ascent from Airolo, 931 metres of altitude difference are waiting for you to ride. The average gradient is 7% over a distance of 12 kilometres. The rapid descent towards the finish compensates for all the exertions. Finished – wow!
2,107 meters above sea level