32 Trans-Altarezia Bike
32 Trans-Altarezia Bike

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Trans-Altarezia Bike

Stage 5, Poschiavo–Tirano (I)

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Trans-Altarezia Bike

After such an enjoyable ride, the Trans-Altarezia route ends in suitably Italian style. The stage’s highlights: the trails and the impressive church of San Romerio high above the valley. It continues along old smugglers’ routes and through vineyards via Baruffini down to the destination in Tirano (I).
The ascent from Poschiavo to Sclupetoir totals about 1000 meters in height, but then you reach the long high-level trail which takes you to San Romerio. The magnificent church far out on the rocky spur is easily visible from the valley floor – but for us, the immediately adjacent restaurant is probably more appealing just now. Everything is homemade here, even the Grappa brandy, and a stop is well worth it. Make sure you leave enough time to enjoy the views from this exposed spot. Far below is the valley of Poschiavo with the Bernina range and striking Piz Palü behind it.

Small roads then take us through the very steep terrain until they turn into a single trail near the border with Italy. The final stretch of the Trans-Altarezia route: The trail winds itself wonderfully through the dense forest. We get to the village of Baruffini, and the downhill ride takes us through the vines directly to the piazza of Tirano. And what do the likes of us do after five days on our mountain bike? We order a large pizza and drink to a successful tour through the Altarezia.
After such an enjoyable ride, the Trans-Altarezia route ends in suitably Italian style. The stage’s highlights: the trails and the impressive church of San Romerio high above the valley. It continues along old smugglers’ routes and through vineyards via Baruffini down to the destination in Tirano (I).
The ascent from Poschiavo to Sclupetoir totals about 1000 meters in height, but then you reach the long high-level trail which takes you to San Romerio. The magnificent church far out on the rocky spur is easily visible from the valley floor – but for us, the immediately adjacent restaurant is probably more appealing just now. Everything is homemade here, even the Grappa brandy, and a stop is well worth it. Make sure you leave enough time to enjoy the views from this exposed spot. Far below is the valley of Poschiavo with the Bernina range and striking Piz Palü behind it.

Small roads then take us through the very steep terrain until they turn into a single trail near the border with Italy. The final stretch of the Trans-Altarezia route: The trail winds itself wonderfully through the dense forest. We get to the village of Baruffini, and the downhill ride takes us through the vines directly to the piazza of Tirano. And what do the likes of us do after five days on our mountain bike? We order a large pizza and drink to a successful tour through the Altarezia.
28 km
Asphalted: 7 km
Natural surface: 21 km
of which Singletrail: 4 km
1100 m | 1900 m
difficult | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Poschiavo
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Signalization

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

Hints

Hint
Carry identification as this is a cross-border route.

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Hint
To shorten the section you can also pre-order a taxi (alpie taxi) from Poschiavo.
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Diversion, Viano (CH) –Tirano (I)
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Tirano
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Services

Accommodation

Albergo Altavilla
Albergo Altavilla
Poschiavo
Rifugio Alpe San Romerio
Rifugio Alpe San Romerio
Brusio
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Places

Le Prese
Le Prese
Poschiavo
Poschiavo
San Romerio
San Romerio
Tirano (I)
Tirano (I)
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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