436 Poschiavino Trail

40,36 km
5:42 hrs.
905 m
1.710 m
75
Stage Tour TOP Difficult
Condition
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Best season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Starting point of the tour
Livigno
Destination of the tour
Poschiavo
Lowest point
1.008 m
Highest point
2.488 m
Properties
  • Nice views
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
Source : Graubünden Ferien

In the upper part of this trail, designed as a spectacular connection between the three bike destinations Livigno, Engadin and Valposchiavo, the Poschiavino trail is certainly physically and technically demanding, but it rewards passionate bikers with the experience of an alpine world of rare beauty.

The starting point of the Poschiavino trail is the fashionable bike mecca of Livigno. The high altitude path leads over the «Forcola di Livigno» to the «Forcola di Val Minur» and the «Motta Bianca» and on to «Ospizio Bernina». Characteristic for this part of the fully accessible and well maintained trails is the barrenness of the rocks and gravel slopes, which is reminiscent of a moonscape.

The trail starts at the Bernina Pass and leads over the old pass road leading down to a wonderful plateau and on to the foot of «I Gessi», where the Poschiavino river has its source. With the barren limestone mountains at your back, follow the old mule trails which hug the stream through the «Val Laguné» valley with its lovely alpine meadows to the entrance of the «Val da Camp» valley. From Pozzolascio take the Via delle Scali, the original pathway to the pass, down to the hamlet of Angeli Custodi where you come back to the course of the Poschiavino. Past lush meadows and fields, the path leads on to the bottom of the valley and the main town of Poschiavo, which will bewitch you with its southern charm.

Properties

Diese Route ist nur in eine Richtung signalisiert: Livigno – Poschiavo

Equipment

This is a cross-border tour - take your ID card or passport along

Tip of the author

Best time of year

June - October

Safety information

Attention: Snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections.

Public Transit

Shuttle bus - PubliCar

The tour can be shortened by using the shuttle bus on the distance Poschiavo – Pontresina on the Bernina Pass. Information and booking at Post Bus. Post Bus: T +41 81 844 10 42 autopostale.poschiavo@bluewin.ch, www.balzarolo.ch/de/personentransport

Additional Information

Ente Turistico Valposchiavo

Stazione

7742 Poschiavo

Tel. +41 (0)81 844 05 71

info@valposchiavo.ch

www.valposchiavo.ch

 

Map and arrival