Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ride the Alps

We all know Swiss roads head through breath-taking mountains and over mythical alpine passes.

The event series “Coop Ride the Alps“ is a notch above the usual cycling experience: on selected dates the roads leading over mountain passes will be reserved exclusively for cyclists. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

The Ticino event is called Granfondo San Gottardo and will take place on July 22nd, 2018.

The pass road over the Gotthard is under monument protection and has largely retained the appearance of the reconstruction completed in 1951: its famous granite cobblestones are notorious amongst cyclists and most of the original paved road has been retained and restored, as have the kilometre stones. It is the "crème de la crème" for pass cyclists.

Have a great ride!

Here are some details:
Pass: Gotthard Pass
Highest point: 2,106m
Start: Ambri
Distance: 42 km, of which closed to traffic: 13km
Altitude gain from Disentis: 932m, of which closed to traffic: 932m
Average incline: 7.4%
Entry fee: 1 April – 20 July 2018: CHF 60.00; after 21 July 2018: CHF 70.00
E-Bikes allowed.
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