Holy thread resurrection Batman! As holidays are upon us and people are thinking of the beauty of Ticino, just thought I'd post my latest Gotthard experience.
Last Thursday, Ascension, I drove down to Ticino from Basel.
Left at 4:45am, arrived in the queue, 2km, at 6:15 and was in the tunnel by 6:40.
My friend left Basel at 6am same morning, spent 75 mins queueing.
Return journey was worse. Left Locarno at 23:00 on Saturday night, had a 5km queue, entered the tunnel approx 1am.
My friend left Cernobbio at 9am Sunday, spent 3 hours queueing.
Looks like this weekend its even worse.
Looks like you can't leave too early.
The weekend in Gandria was worth it though.