Nufenenpass from Airolo

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Elevation profile Nufenenpass from Airolo
Elevation profile Nufenenpass from Airolo
Elevation profile Nufenenpass from Airolo
981
difficulty points
6%
avg. gradient
10.7%
steepest 100 meters
21.9km
length
1314m
total ascent

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Nufenenpass from Airolo is a climb in the region Tessin. It is 21.9km long and bridges 1314 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6%, resulting in a difficulty score of 981. The top of the ascent is located at 2480 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 5 reviews of this climb and uploaded 12 photos.

Road names: Zona Villa & Zona Selva

4.0 by survelo
Very enjoyable long climb from Airolo. I've heard others say it's ugly, but I would recommend going in late May or early June when there's still lots of snow and the road is not yet open to traffic. You will have this excellent road and the spectacular view towards the Bernese Oberlan... read more
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Nufenenpass from Airolo
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Statistics

Nufenenpass from Airolo
This climb
Tessin
86 climbs
Swiss Alps
633 climbs
Switzerland
803 climbs
Alps
5140 climbs
Europe
45987 climbs
Difficulty points
981
rank
13
rank
139
rank
144
rank
568
rank
862
Average gradient
6%
rank
67
rank
486
66% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
590
66% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
3328
77% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
16461
80% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
21.9km
rank
4
rank
36
rank
36
rank
220
rank
707
Total ascent
1314m
rank
5
30% less ascent than
Lago del Narèt from Cavergno
rank
43
rank
43
rank
233
38% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
448

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
8 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

83% 17% 0%
Based on 6 votes
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Traffic

50% 33% 17%
Based on 6 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 03:08:05
11 km/h 01:59:41
15 km/h 01:27:46
19 km/h 01:09:17

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Reviews (5)

eRVe
1 w 4.0
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

Nice in the beginning easy ascent. The best part is in the 2nd half of the climb. There was not a lot of snow against the mountain sides, which made the climb all the more beautiful. Even the ibexes came up to the road to have a look when I passed them.

Leuke in ‘t begin rustig oplopende beklimming. Het mooiste stuk zit in de 2de helft van de beklimming. Er lag niet heel wat sneeuw tegen de bergwanden en dat maakte de beklimming des te mooier. Zelfs de steenbokken kwamen tot aan de weg een kijkje nemen als ik er passeerde.

Nufenenpass from Airolo
Nufenenpass from Airolo
Nufenenpass from Airolo
Nufenenpass from Airolo
LauraTarchini78
1 Mo 5.0 02:18:00 (9.5km/h)
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Italian. Show original

Tough but wonderful climb. Starting in Airolo, you have 8km with little climbing along the Val Bedretto to warm up your legs. Then the gradient changes but the spectacle repays the effort, especially the walls of snow at the finish. Lots of marmots still half asleep, watching you from the road. It is worth going before the road is opened to cars.

Salita dura ma stupenda. Partendo da Airolo si hanno 8km con poca salita lungo la Val Bedretto per scaldare le gambe. Poi la pendenza cambia ma lo spettacolo ripaga la fatica, soprattutto i muraglioni di neve all arrivo. Tantissime marmotte ancora mezze addormentate che ti osservano dalla strada. Val la pena andare prima dell'apertura della strada alle automobili.

survelo
1 y 4.0

Very enjoyable long climb from Airolo. I've heard others say it's ugly, but I would recommend going in late May or early June when there's still lots of snow and the road is not yet open to traffic. You will have this excellent road and the spectacular view towards the Bernese Oberland at the top all to yourself, and the descent will be uninterrupted by traffic and a lot of fun. A long grind but never a knee-breaker.
I've made a video of my climb at https://youtu.be/mwhMpY4Uv1s

Krasnal
1 y 4.0 02:29:00 (8.8km/h)

Very long and .. not so hard to ride. without rapid changes of slope. a little bit windy.
medium traffic

patrickbaert
3 y 4.0
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

Was for me the last climb on the also by you recommended round Furka/Gotthard/Nufenen, cycled (in wise) on 30/08/2019.

The climb starts with a long and gentle uphill run, slightly turning from village to village, following the valley of the Ticino river, which we cross several times.
After half way the vegetation and habitation becomes more scarce and the steep climbing starts (strips +8%) with hairpin turns up against the rocks of the right valley flank. The fantastic mountain scenery is somewhat marred towards the end by high electricity pylons and wires, but they do give you an idea where the top is.
Last kilometer is a little less steep to reach the lake on the pass height and enjoy the 360° panorama including windmills on one of the highest Swiss mountain passes. There is catering and a souvenir shop.

Nice long top climb where dosing your strength is very important.
Remark: I have missed regular distance signs to the top (with bike info) but they are not yet established in Switzerland.

Was voor mij de laatste klim op de ook door jullie aangeraden ronde Furka/Gotthard/Nufenen, gefietst (in wijzerszin) op 30/08/2019.

Klim start met een lange gezapig klimmende aanloop licht draaiend van dorpje tot dorpje,het dal van de Ticino rivier volgend, die we een aantal keren over fietsen.
Eens over de helft wordt de begroeiing en bewoning schaarser en begint ook het stevig klimwerk (stroken +8%) met haarspeldbochten omhoog tegen de rotsen van de rechter valleiflank. Het fantastische berglandschap wordt naar het einde toe wat ontsiert door hoge elektriciteitsmasten en draden maar ze geven je wel een idee waar de top is.
Laatste kilometer is iets minder steil om aan het meertje op de pashoogte uit te komen en te genieten van 360° panorama inclusief windmolens op één van de hoogste Zwitserse bergpassen. Er is horeca en een souvenirshop.

Mooie lange topklim waar doseren van je krachten heel belangrijk is.
Opmerking: Regelmatige afstandsbordjes tot de top (met fietsinfo) heb ik wel gemist maar die zijn in Zwitserland nog niet ingeburgerd.