Day 8: Andermatt (CH) – Bellagio (IT)

Distance: 163 Kilometers
Height: 2.822 Altimeters


Captrain Italia is part of the SNCF Group and it can rely on a wide and consolidated European network. It is rapidly growing and it is a leader in rail cargo transport in Italy with efficient integrated service solutions for all the types of goods: intermodal, chemical, cereals, steel, automotive, special cargo,..

It covers directly or through reliable partners all the Italian relevant destinations working on all the international corridors. Through continuous investments in developing resources in Italy it can rely on a staff of about 400 people with a fleet of about 40 line locomotives (diesel and electric, domestic and interoperable) with additional 10 under delivery

Route description

In stage 8 we will climb the last significant col; the Passo del San Gottardo (2.107m). A famous col and with high importance for our railway business. Without any warming up we will start the climb as from our hotel. After reaching the top we will descent for direction Bellinzona.

Just before we turn left for the beautiful Lago di Lugano we have another mountain to climb: the Gola di Lago (around 1.000m). After the descent we follow the Lago di Lugano arriving in Italy. We head toward the Lago di Como and even cross this enormous lake with a ferry in order to arrive in the lovely town of Bellagio.

Passo del San Gottardo (2.107m)

Average grade: 5,6% – Length: 12 km – Altitude start: 1.431 m – top: 2.107 m – Ascent: 676 m

10 years Shuttlewise by bike from Oss to Mortara. Who dares to join me on a stage of this heroic ride with 1.362 km and 19.170 metres climbing crossing 7 countries?? Or become a sponsor and support the Richard Nomden Foundation.