32 Trans-Altarezia Bike
32 Trans-Altarezia Bike

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Trans-Altarezia Bike

Stage 4, Arnoga (I)–Poschiavo

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Trans-Altarezia Bike

The ascent leads through the unspoilt Val Viola to the border on the Pass da Val Viola. On the Swiss side, the descent begins, running through the Val di Camp past the Lagh da Val Viola and Lago di Saoseo, one of Switzerland’s loveliest lakes. Your destination is the picturesque piazza in Poschiavo.
Arnoga is situated at the foot of Pass da Val Viola, or in other words: it is uphill right from the start. A small asphalt road runs up Val Viola, then changes to a gravel road and finally the last section is a cart path from World War I.

The effort is well worth it: The descending road is made especially for mountain bikers and meanders through the rough mountain area down to Lagh da Viola. So this is where one of the most beautiful lakes of Switzerland is supposed to be. Lagh da Viola very well might be: surrounded by rugged mountains reflected on the smooth surface, a small islet full of larch trees. The scenery is definitely gorgeous. The route continues to a cluster of buildings, past Lagh da Saoseo. A side trip to the mountain lake is mandatory, because this is the lake that is called the most beautiful in Switzerland. If anything, it is even more charming than Lagh da Viola further up, the water is green and it nestles perfectly into the wooded landscape.

The path finally leads downhill in the direction of Poschiavo with excellent single trail sections, even if it does include two ascents, each of about 150 meters. On the bright side, the downhill ride ends directly in the middle of Poschiavo. And after the most beautiful lake in Switzerland, the centre of Poschiavo could easily be one of the most attractive in Switzerland.
The ascent leads through the unspoilt Val Viola to the border on the Pass da Val Viola. On the Swiss side, the descent begins, running through the Val di Camp past the Lagh da Val Viola and Lago di Saoseo, one of Switzerland’s loveliest lakes. Your destination is the picturesque piazza in Poschiavo.
Arnoga is situated at the foot of Pass da Val Viola, or in other words: it is uphill right from the start. A small asphalt road runs up Val Viola, then changes to a gravel road and finally the last section is a cart path from World War I.

The effort is well worth it: The descending road is made especially for mountain bikers and meanders through the rough mountain area down to Lagh da Viola. So this is where one of the most beautiful lakes of Switzerland is supposed to be. Lagh da Viola very well might be: surrounded by rugged mountains reflected on the smooth surface, a small islet full of larch trees. The scenery is definitely gorgeous. The route continues to a cluster of buildings, past Lagh da Saoseo. A side trip to the mountain lake is mandatory, because this is the lake that is called the most beautiful in Switzerland. If anything, it is even more charming than Lagh da Viola further up, the water is green and it nestles perfectly into the wooded landscape.

The path finally leads downhill in the direction of Poschiavo with excellent single trail sections, even if it does include two ascents, each of about 150 meters. On the bright side, the downhill ride ends directly in the middle of Poschiavo. And after the most beautiful lake in Switzerland, the centre of Poschiavo could easily be one of the most attractive in Switzerland.
44 km
Asphalted: 13 km
Natural surface: 31 km
of which Singletrail: 7 km
800 m | 1650 m
medium | easy

Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Arnoga (I)–Poschiavo

Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections.

Hints

Hint
Between Arnoga and the Umbrail pass, the route leads through Italy. See «More» for the map of this section to scale 1:50,000.
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Hint
Carry identification as this is a cross-border route.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Poschiavo
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Services

Accommodation

Albergo Altavilla
Albergo Altavilla
Poschiavo
Rifugio Saoseo CAS
Rifugio Saoseo CAS
Val di Campo
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Places

Alp Grüm
Alp Grüm
Cavaglia
Cavaglia
Le Prese
Le Prese
Poschiavo
Poschiavo
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Places of interest

Cavaglia–Poschiavo (Passo del Bernina)
Cavaglia–Poschiavo (Passo del Bernina)
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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization