Mountain biking in Pontresina, the Engadine

With more than 400 km of single trails and special flow trails, the Engadine showcases itself from an exciting new angle. Whether in overcoming a flowy or blocked single trail, a curvy mountain pass road or a fast downhill trail – in Pontresina, mountain bikers are truly spoilt for choice. If you want to conserve their energy, but don’t want to miss the downhill thrill, you can have your bike transported up the mountain. The mountain railways in Celerina and St. Moritz offer a taxi service by rail – a highlight for endurists. But trips to neighbouring Puschlav do not have to be strenuous. If you don’t want to pedal, simply take the Rhaetian Railway as a shuttle to the top of the Bernina Pass – then hit the downhill trail.

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Flowing or blocked, high alpine or along rivers – Pontresina rocks!

Tour Tip: Bernina Express including uphill trail

Named after the legendary Rhaetian Railway train, this impressive tour stretches over the Bernina Pass, past streams and glaciers – and impressive views of the Bernina Range. At the pass, turn left past the Lago Bianco, before reaching the single trail descent to Valposchiavo. After just a few metres you can already smell the southern climate and the different vegetation. The terrace of the Belvedere restaurant and the buffet at Alp Grüm station invite you to take a break. From Cavaglia, bikers have a choice: either take the signposted route over gravel and asphalt roads or choose a more sophisticated trail along the railway tracks. From Poscchiavo back to the Bernina Pass, it’s best to take the Rhaetian Railway. A flowy downhill from Bernina Pass to Pontresina is the culmination of this daytrip. By the way, Pontresina has grasped the opportunity, at God Chapütschöl, to split the uphill and downhill trails. While the downhill trail is marked by rhythmic bumps and smooth berms, the uphill one meanders its way through a picturesque forest in a regular sequence of turns and a variety of steep ascents. It is the Engadine's first uphill trail specifically adjusted to going up. Download the route map

Pumptrack Pontresina

The Cuntschett pump track is located in the vicinity of the Pontresina railway station, accessible within minutes on bike or foot. The pump track offers perfect trails for riders of all levels, whether beginners, ambitious amateurs or outright pros. Skaters can also make use of the fantastic corners, bowls and bumps over a 350-metre course.

Location:
Cuntschett (opposite beach volleyball court and football pitch)

Equipment:
Bike and protective clothing - helmets are compulsory

Information and rental:
Schweizer Langlauf- und Bikezentrum und Bernina Sport

BIKE AND SCHOOLS RENTAL BIKES

The bike pros of the Engadine bike schools offer tours for all skill levels, short trips and riding technique courses. Fun and flow included. For rental bikes and protective clothing, visit Fähdrich sports or Flying Cycles.

Bike School Engadin
Tel. +41 76 471 47 53
ride@bikeschool-engadin.ch
www.bikeschool-engadin.ch

Bernina Sport
Tel. +41 81 842 70 40
info@berninasport.ch
www.berninasport.ch

Fähndrich Sport
Via Maistra 169
CH-7504 Pontresina
info@faehndrich-sport.ch
www.faehndrich-sport.ch

Flying Cycles
Cuntschett 1
CH-7504 Pontresina
Tel. +41 81 838 83 88
langlauf@pontresina-sports.ch
www.pontresina-sports.ch

 

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