Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass

Elevation profile Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Elevation profile Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Elevation profile Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
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cobbles
925
difficulty points
7%
avg. gradient
12.6%
steepest 100 meter
13.2km
length
923m
total ascent

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Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass is a climb in the region Swiss Alps. It is 13.2km long and bridges 923 vertical meters with an average gradient of 7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 925. The top of the ascent is located at 2109 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 9 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 30 photos.

Road names: Via S Gotthardo, Motto Bartola Stüel & Tremola

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
On 26/08/2019 I cycled Nufenen/Gotthard/Furka as the middle climb of the also by you recommended cycling tour. From Airolo the only road allowed for cyclists is the Tremola (white arrow) named after the valley in which the road winds its way up. In the first phase you will encounter the first hai... read more
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Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
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Cycling routes

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Name Distance Total ascent Climbs
The Gotthard Challenge
The Gotthard Challenge
97.8km 3054m 3

Statistics

Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass from Airolo
This climb
Swiss Alps
501 climbs
Alps
2706 climbs
Switzerland
583 climbs
Europe
17090 climbs
Difficulty points
925
HC
rank
156
rank
460
rank
157
rank
634
Average gradient
7%
rank
305
61% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
1204
74% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
337
61% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
3621
75% less steep than
Calçada das Carquejeiras
Length
13.2km
rank
134
rank
647
rank
136
rank
1627
Total ascent
923m
rank
160
rank
601
57% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
161
rank
999
66% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
36 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:53:07
11 km/h 01:11:59
15 km/h 00:52:47
19 km/h 00:41:40

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Reviews/stories (9)

Kevin
1 Mo
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Last climb of our Gotthard Challenge. I didn't like the cobblestone climbing at all. The short hairpin turns make it a little less unpleasant, but that is of course each his own thing. Nevertheless it is a must for every climbing fan.

Laatste klim van onze Gotthard Challenge. Het klimmen op deze kasseitjes beviel me absoluut niet. De kort opeenvolgende haarspeldbochtjes maken het iets minder onaangenaam, maar dat is uiteraard ieder zijn ding. Desondanks is het een must voor iedere klimliefhebber .

Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
RobertS
3 Mo

What a gem! Virtually no traffic, the cobbles have been laid down perfectly and you have a clear sense of cycling on a piece of history. It's almost a shame to reach the top, because it's an immense tourist trap.

PelotonDesArdennes
8 Mo
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A must for every climbing fan! Done in July2019 as part of Nufenen/Gotthard/Furka/Grimsel.
Can't recommend it enough - scenery, road surface, experience, all worth 5 stars!

Verplichte kost voor elke klimliefhebber! Gedaan in juli2019 als onderdeel van Nufenen/Gotthard/Furka/Grimsel.
Kan het niet genoeg aanbevelen - decor, wegdek, beleving, alles 5 sterren waard!

Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Jozef-Kempen
10 Mo
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Despite the fact that the cobblestones are in good shape, it's still quite a challenge to ride over them uphill. It's a nice race to watch and the history is interesting.

Ondanks het feit dat de kasseien er goed bijliggen is het toch een hele opgave om bergop de kasseien over te rijden. Het is wel zeer mooi om naar te kijken en de historiek is zeker interessant.

Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Fausto
1 y
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Unique climb, absolutely recommended! Definitely not an easy climb, but the cobblestones make it very iconic and it's a wonderful experience. With lots of bends, and beautiful views on the roads below and above, it winds to the top. I enjoyed the ride a lot, and I stopped many times to enjoy the view.

There is a new highway as an alternative to this road, which makes this road very quiet. The new highway is partly covered, so a possible alternative if the Tremola is not free of snow yet.
At the top is plenty of crowds, because the highway ends there too.
I would not descend this road, and certainly not when it has rained. The other way to Hospental I have had to descend in the rain, and that was without danger.

Unieke klim, absoluut een aanrader! Zeker geen makkelijke klim, maar de kasseien maken hem heel iconisch en het is een prachtige ervaring. Met ontieglijk veel bochtjes, en mooie uitzichten op de weggetjes eronder en erboven, gaat ie slingerend naar de top. Volop genoten onderweg, en ik ben heel vaak gestopt voor het uitzicht.

Er is een nieuwe autoweg als alternatief voor deze weg, wat ervoor zorgt dat deze weg lekker rustig is. De nieuwe autoweg is deels overdekt, dus een eventueel alternatief als de Tremola nog niet sneeuwvrij is.
Bovenop is volop drukte, want de autoweg komt daar ook uit.
Ik zou deze weg niet afdalen, en zeker niet als het heeft geregend. De andere kant richting Hospental heb ik wel in de regen moeten afdalen, en dat lukte zonder gevaar.

Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
patrickbaert
1 y
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On 26/08/2019 I cycled Nufenen/Gotthard/Furka as the middle climb of the also by you recommended cycling tour.

From Airolo the only road allowed for cyclists is the Tremola (white arrow) named after the valley in which the road winds its way up. In the first phase you will encounter the first hairpin bends above/below the busy main road (no bikes allowed!). Several times you get short cobblestones under your wheels as an appetizer. The last 6 km. a festival of 24 beautifully designed hairpins starts in a narrow valley. Uphill you can enjoy the soft Paris-Roubaix style, without thinking of the percentages, while high above you in the galleries of the cliff the cars race.
Therefore, the whole road is blissfully traffic-free except for cycling colleagues and a few tourists by car or motorcycle who don't want to miss this either. Last hundreds of meters is straight cobblestone road to the imposing eagle statue on the busy pass height next to the old hospice and some mountain lakes. There is ample opportunity to eat and drink.

I have many mountain miles but this is a unique construction in road construction from the past.
No other superlative than FANTASTIC.

Op 26/08/2019 als middelste klim van de ook door jullie aangeraden fietsronde Nufenen/Gotthard/Furka gefietst.

Vanuit Airolo is de enige toegelaten weg voor fietsers de Tremola (witte pijl) genoemd naar het dal waarin de weg zich een baan naar omhoog slingert. In de geasfalteerde aanvangsfase fiets je regelmatig via de eerste haarspeldbochten boven/onder de drukke doorgaande autoweg (fietsverbod!). Je krijgt al enkele keren korte kasseistroken onder de wielen als voorgerecht. De laatste 6 km. begint dan een festival van 24 fraai aangelegde haarspeldbochten in ouderwetse kinderkopjes met mooi waaiermotief in een nauw dal. Bergop genieten in zachte Parijs-Roubaix stijl,zonder aan de percentages te denken, terwijl hoog boven je in de gaanderijen van de rotswand de auto's razen.
Daarom is de hele weg zalig verkeersarm op uitzondering van fietscollega's en enkele toeristen per auto of moto die dit ook niet willen missen. Laatste honderden meters is rechte kasseiweg naar het imposante adelaarsbeeld op de drukke pashoogte vlak naast het oude hospice en enkele bergmeertjes.Er is voldoende gelegenheid tot eten en drinken.

Ik heb al veel bergkilometers maar dit is wel een unieke constructie in wegenbouw uit het verleden.
Geen ander superlatief dan FANTASTISCH.

Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Passo San Gottardo / Tremolapass
Pino
1 y
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From the Gotthard you could go to the Passo Scimfuss. Are on my bucket list.

Vanaf de Gotthard zou je naar de Passo Scimfuss kunnen. Staan bij mij op de bucketlist.

BianchiPeter
1 y
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This one you really must have done! For me, this was the final climb of the Alpine Brevet, so I already had about 4000 altimeters in the legs when I started, but I still enjoyed it. In the beginning you cross the main road a few times and then you hear the cars and motorcycles driving on it, but then you come in a narrow valley and it becomes quiet. The cobblestones, the succession of hairpin bends are really unique. Even though they are small, flat cobblestones that lie well, it does not bolt as well as asphalt. As far as the gradient is concerned, there are no outliers, so all in all not a very difficult climb.

Deze moet je echt wel gedaan hebben! Bij mij was dit de slotklim van het alpenbrevet, dus ik had al zo'n 4000 hoogtemeters in de benen toen ik er aan begon, maar toch heb ik er van genoten. In het begin kruis je nog een aantal keren de grote weg en dan hoor je ook nog vaak de auto's en de moto's die daar op rijden, maar dan kom je in een smalle vallei en wordt het stil. De kasseitjes, de aaneenschakeling van haarspeldbochtes zijn echt uniek. Ook al zijn het kleine, platte kasseitjes die goed liggen, het bolt toch niet zo lekker als asfalt. Qua hellingsgraad zijn er geen uitschieters, dus al bij al geen al te moeilijke klim.

RobertS
1 y
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What a pearl! Hardly any traffic, the cobblestones are very nice and you really have the feeling that you ride over a piece of history. It is almost a pity to reach the top, because it is packed with tourists.

Wat een pareltje! Vrijwel geen verkeer, de kasseien liggen er keurig bij en je hebt echt het gevoel dat je over een stuk historie rijdt. Het is bijna jammer om de top te bereiken, want daar is het loeidruk met toeristen.

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