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.
Distance 256.2 km
Highest point2,480 m
Lowest point197 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.