1 Alpine Bike
1 Alpine Bike
1 Alpine Bike
1 Alpine Bike
1 Alpine Bike
1 Alpine Bike
1 Alpine Bike
1 Alpine Bike

Mountainbiking

etappe-01021

Alpine Bike

Stage 3, Livigno (I)–St. Moritz

Route report
84 photos

ML_001_03_LoS_2018_019_R_F_M.jpg
etappe-01021

Alpine Bike

Swap Gucci and Prada for a flowing trail: the route back into glamorous St. Moritz includes three passes, but only one real climb. After all, the descent from the Bernina Pass is fun and easy, through pastures and larch forests, against the glacier backdrop of the Piz Palü and Bernina and into the luxury holiday resort.
While the many racing bikes have to share the main road to Forcola di Livigno with even more numerous cars, mountain bikers are lucky. Parallel to the road, the bike route leads to the customs office at the border away from motorised traffic.

And while mountain bikers used to suffer the same fate as the racing bikers here, they now pedal directly over to the Bernina Pass on a high route, made especially for mountain bikers. What happens now is single trail riding of the best kind – it is so special that the International Mountain Bike Association included the Bernina Express Route in its list of epic trails. The downhill section to Morteratsch is part of this award-winning route. The single trail simply flows. It is rarely steep and gently meanders through the rough countryside.

The background with the Bernina range covered by glaciers is no less attractive. The third stage of the Alpine Bike route ends with these impressive views in St. Moritz – hopefully immediately followed by a dip in cool and lovely Lej da Staz.
Swap Gucci and Prada for a flowing trail: the route back into glamorous St. Moritz includes three passes, but only one real climb. After all, the descent from the Bernina Pass is fun and easy, through pastures and larch forests, against the glacier backdrop of the Piz Palü and Bernina and into the luxury holiday resort.
While the many racing bikes have to share the main road to Forcola di Livigno with even more numerous cars, mountain bikers are lucky. Parallel to the road, the bike route leads to the customs office at the border away from motorised traffic.

And while mountain bikers used to suffer the same fate as the racing bikers here, they now pedal directly over to the Bernina Pass on a high route, made especially for mountain bikers. What happens now is single trail riding of the best kind – it is so special that the International Mountain Bike Association included the Bernina Express Route in its list of epic trails. The downhill section to Morteratsch is part of this award-winning route. The single trail simply flows. It is rarely steep and gently meanders through the rough countryside.

The background with the Bernina range covered by glaciers is no less attractive. The third stage of the Alpine Bike route ends with these impressive views in St. Moritz – hopefully immediately followed by a dip in cool and lovely Lej da Staz.
50 km
Asphalted: 12 km
Natural surface: 38 km
of which Singletrail: 14 km
1250 m | 1300 m
difficult | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Livigno, Centro sci
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible until June on high-level sections.

More …

Push-only passage
Pushing sections: Livigno–St. Moritz approx. 45 min. / St. Moritz–Livigno approx. 30 min.

Hints

Hint
Beware: route leads through Italy, carry identification.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St. Moritz
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Pontresina
Jugendherberge Pontresina
Pontresina
Sporthotel Pontresina
Sporthotel Pontresina
Pontresina
TCS Camping Samedan
TCS Camping Samedan
Samedan
All In One Hotel Inn Lodge
All In One Hotel Inn Lodge
Celerina
Cresta Palace
Cresta Palace
Celerina
Hotel-Restaurant Alte Brauerei
Hotel-Restaurant Alte Brauerei
Celerina
Jugendherberge St. Moritz
Jugendherberge St. Moritz
St. Moritz Bad
Berghotel Randolins und Hostel by Randolins
Berghotel Randolins und Hostel by Randolins
St. Moritz
Hotel Corvatsch
Hotel Corvatsch
St. Moritz
Hotel San Gian
Hotel San Gian
St.Moritz
Hotel Schweizerhof
Hotel Schweizerhof
St. Moritz
Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
St. Moritz
TCS Camping St. Moritz
TCS Camping St. Moritz
St. Moritz
Show all

Bookable offers

Nationalpark Bike-Tour
Nationalpark Bike-Tour
Top of Graubünden I & II
Top of Graubünden I & II
1 Alpine Bike Grisons
1 Alpine Bike Grisons
Show all

Places

Pontresina
Pontresina
Ospizio Bernina
Ospizio Bernina
Samedan
Samedan
St. Moritz
St. Moritz
Livigno (I)
Livigno (I)
Show all

Places of interest

Pumptrack Cuntschett Pontresina
Pumptrack Cuntschett Pontresina
Diavolezza
Diavolezza
Morteratsch Glacier
Morteratsch Glacier
Muottas Muragl
Muottas Muragl
San Gian Church
San Gian Church
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
Segantini Museum
Segantini Museum
Show all

Swimming

Water park and spa in Pontresina
Water park and spa in Pontresina
Mineralbad & Spa Samedan
Mineralbad & Spa Samedan
Show all