Gotthard crossing from the myth to the real "being" of the 21st century.
The alternative route away from traffic.
The Gotthard massif with the pass of the same name is myth and reality at the same time. To this day, the massif stands like a bulwark and blocks the way from north to south. Already the Romans knew this transition, whereby only around 1230 with the building of the devil bridge over the Reuss the way over the Gotthard was used as Sämenweg. In addition to the worship of goods to use at this time annually 12,000 people the transition. Either as merchants, pilgrims or as Goethe to get to Italy or Rome. Since the old Sämerweg was sacrificed over long distances the traffic. We modern mountain goers can take advantage of the more extreme trails in the west of the Gotthard massif. Between Mittagstock and Salbit we enjoy the summit chain Sustenhorns. Passing Winterstock and Schafberg, we reach the Furka Pass Road near Realp. Passing through the Passo d'Orsirora / Gatscholalücke between the Winterhorn in the north and the Pizzo Lucendro in the south, we approach the Gotthard Pass 2,106 m (Passo del San Gottardo) from the west. The old pass road leads down to Airolo (Eriels) and then the valley of the Ticino will leave in a westerly direction. On the promising ridge between the upper Maggiatal, later the Vercasca valley in the west and the Ticinotal in the east far away from the hustle and bustle, we continued our way south to the Lago Maggiore (Langersee). The indescribable panorama of the Gotthard massif, the mountains of the Central Alps, the Monte Rosa, the Lepontine Alps and the Ortler will burn into our souls. The contrast between silence and seclusion of the mountains and the hectic bustle of the valleys can be particularly observed here. With a view over the Lago Maggiore down to the plains of the Po Valley to the Maritime Alps, this is an unforgettable mountain journey.
Stage 1: Wassen - Salbithütte
Stage 2: Salbihütte - Bergseehütte
Stage 3: Bergseehütte - Albert-Heim-Hütte
Stage 4:. Albert Heim Hut - Gotthard Hospice
Stage 5: Gotthard Hospiz - Capanna Garzonera
Stage 6: Capanna Garzonera - Capanna Sponda
Stage 7: Alpe Sponda - Capanna Cónora
Stage 8: Capanna Cógnora - Brione Val Verzasca
Stage 9: Brione - Lago di Vogorno
Stage 10: Descent to Locano: Lago Vogorno - Locano
Über die Gotthardautobahn oder Bundesstraße.
Am Bahnhof in Wassen.