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Furka base tunnel - Things to Know Before Visiting

3999 Obergoms VS, Switzerland

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About Furka base tunnel

The base Furka Tunnel goes from Realp in Canton Uri to Oberwald in Canton Valais. The car train is convenient, and the trip through the 15.4 km tunnel takes 15 minutes. In the middle of the base tunnel, is a 5,221-meter long access tunnel to Bedretto in the canton of Ticino. some proponents of the project hoped to eventually build a Y-shaped tunnel connecting all 3 locations.


Attractions Near Furka base tunnel

Rotondohütte
Rotondohütte1.01km from Furka base tunnel

The Rotondo hut is located at 2570 meters above the Witenwasserental and borders the cantons of Ticino and Valais. Every year around 3000 overnight guests and many day visitors enjoy their stay in our official hut. The hut is an ideal and popular starting point for mountain lovers of all ages. In summer, the area offers various hiking opportunities in the Uri Alps.

Stotzigen Firsten
Stotzigen Firsten3.45km from Furka base tunnel

The Stotzingen Firsten stands on the left side of the valley of river Furka, in front of Realp. It is an easy walking or a rather easy and safe ski-mountaineering from Realp to an excellent panoramic point in the heart of Central Switzerland. It offers beautiful views of the Vallis-Pennine and Lepontine Alps.

Furka Pass
Furka Pass5.37km from Furka base tunnel

Furka Pass, a mountain pass between Uri and Valais cantons of south-central Switzerland. It lies at 7,976 feet, just south of the Dammastock peak. It is crossed by road and railway, which connect Andermatt with Gletsch. The road, constructed mainly for military reasons, is now noted for its scenic views of the Rhône Glacier and of the Bernese and Pennine Alps. The railway, which passes through the mile-long Furka Tunnel, is part of a larger railroad system connecting eastern and western Switzerl

Lago di Lucendro
Lago di Lucendro5.69km from Furka base tunnel

Lago di Lucendro is an 11.1-kilometer loop trail located near Airolo, Ticino, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Gotthard Pass
Gotthard Pass7.17km from Furka base tunnel

One of the best-known and most important alpine pass in Switzerland. For decades the Gotthard Pass on up to 2.091m above the sea level has been the only connection between canton Uri in the North and canton Ticino in the South of the Alps. Crossing the Gotthard mountain massif via the alpine pass, however, is still the most scenic and adventurous experience and sometimes the best alternative to avoid traffic before the tunnel. ​

Urseren
Urseren7.4km from Furka base tunnel

A beautiful valley which was located in the Upper Ruess. The valley was in possession of Disentis Abbey from 800. It was colonized by Walser settlers prior to the 12th century. It was one of the picturesque locations in this area. The view from this area is truly wonderful and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

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Uri
Uri
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The canton of Uri is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss between the St. Gotthard Pass and Lake Lucerne.

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