Old Tremola road to Gotthard Pass

The old Tremola road to Gotthard Pass

The old Tremola road (Tremolastrasse) is the name of a very exciting cobblestoned drive located in the canton of Ticino in southern Switzerland.

Is the old Tremola road paved?

Set high in the Saint-Gotthard Massif, in the Lepontine Alps of southern Switzerland, on slopes of the Val Tremola, the road is totally paved (cobblestoned). It’s said to be Switzerland’s longest historical road monument and was built between 1827 and 1832 and reconstructed in 1951.

How long is the old Tremola road?

The fascinating and tortuous road is 11.3km (7.02 miles) long, running from Airolo to the Gotthard Pass through numerous curves. It features 37 bends (24 of them being hairpin turns). Each bend has its own name. The road is very steep, hitting a 13% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Airolo, the elevation gain is 839 meters. The average gradient is 7.42%.

Is the old Tremola open?

This road is usually closed from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). The open and close dates all depend on snowmelt and snowfall each year. The road is six to seven metres wide.

 

 

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