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Passo della Nufenen - Airolo


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.5 %

Length: 24.1 km

Height start: 1159 m

Height top: 2478 m

Ascent: 1319 m

Maximum: 10 %

Passo della Nufenen rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 835 (all)
Ranking Switzerland: 82 (all)
Ranking Alps: 299 (all)
Difficulty score: 122.06 what?

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Description

The Nufenenpass actually starts from the Briger Berg, but Ried, at 895 meters altitude is the last village. A little further you have a nice view of the Rhone valley and the surrounding mountain tops Eggishorn and Sparrhorn. From Schallberg-Schutzhaus, where the refuge of Napoleon II is, at the far end, the vast basin shows up completely front of you. The slopes run up against the basin and you enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Bietschorn, Nesthorn and Aletschhorn. Through a number of galleries and tunnels, you finally reach the top where a little further you can see the hospital, built by Napoleon.

The Passo della Nufenen is situated in Ticino. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Airolo, the Passo della Nufenen ascent is 24.1 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1319 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.5 %. The maximum slope is 10 %.

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Since 2005, the Passo della Nufenen will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de Suisse 2013 :  Quinto > Crans-Montana on 09/06/2013
Tour de Suisse 2011 :  Airolo – Crans-Montana on 12/06/2011

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