Nature rules here on the pass from Sopra- to Sottoceneri, where forests alternate with pastureland. Tesserete is reached along old tracks and pack-animal trails.
Bellinzona – Tesserete: 950 m
Tesserete – Bellinzona: 1250 m
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Bellinzona – Tesserete: 7 h 35'
Tesserete – Bellinzona: 7 h 10'
Beware: long section, please note overnight accommodation possibility in Isone
What would the Gotthard be without its access routes? The ViaGottardo reaches the central Alpine pass from Chiasso in the south, from Schaffhausen in the northeast and from Basel in the northwest of Switzerland. There are many traces of these transport links to discover along the way.
Switzerland: 20 stages / Ticino: 6 stages / Bellinzona – Lugano – Chiasso: 5 stages