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Simplon Pass-Nufenen Pass

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  • Simplon Pass, copyright Dennis Jarvis
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This tour leads you from the lake through the thick Centovalli woods, all the way to the Canton of Valais, crossing the Simplon Pass. On the way back you ride towards and over the Nufenen Pass, the highest in Switzerland, arriving in Airolo, in the upper part of Ticino.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 256.2 km
4:40 h
7,340 m
7,340 m
Simplon Pass: The Simplon Pass, which connects Domodossola (Italy) to Brig in the Canton of Valais, is the doorway to the Ascona-Locarno Bikersland, passing through the enchanting Centovalli landscape or riding along Lake Maggiore via Stresa (Italy).

 Nufenen Pass: One way to reach the Northern part of Ticino (Airolo) from the Canton of Valais is crossing the Nufenen Pass, Switzerland’s highest mountain pass, with an altitude of 2,478 meters. 

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,480 m
Lowest point
197 m
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Safety information

Swiss Pass opening dates : https://www.tcs.ch/it/tools/infostrada/passi-svizzeri.php

 

Tips and hints

www.bikersland.ch  

Start

Locarno (201 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.166576, 8.792700
DMS
46°09'59.7"N 8°47'33.7"E
UTM
32T 483996 5112576
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Destination

Locarno

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Coordinates

DD
46.166576, 8.792700
DMS
46°09'59.7"N 8°47'33.7"E
UTM
32T 483996 5112576
w3w 
///conspire.monitors.drives
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
256.2 km
Duration
4:40 h
Ascent
7,340 m
Descent
7,340 m
Out and back Loop Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Summit route

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