434 Col d'Anzana
434 Col d'Anzana

Mountainbiking

Col d'Anzana

Col d'Anzana

Brusio–Tirano (I)

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Col d'Anzana

Col d'Anzana

The route Col d'Anzana is a pleasant surprise for all riders conquering it for the first time. In spite of the relatively modest altitude of over 2,200 metres, the Col d'Anzana offers a fascinating descent down to Tirano incorporating a difference in altitude of 1,800 metres.
From the railway station in Brusio you reach Campascio from where a narrow, tarmacked road, overcoming a difference in altitude of 800 metres, leads to the village of Cavaione. From here you continue along a good gravel trail to the Rifugio Anzana hut.

That's where the only moderately steep trail, leading to the Col d'Anzana via the high alpine meadows, begins. The flat pass offers a fabulous panorama while also being the border between Switzerland and Italy.

The descent starts with a stunning panorama trail, which runs along the mountainside eastwards. The panorama extends from the Ortler Mountain Group to the Bergamo Alps, with the bottom of the Veltlin Valley far below. Endless serpentines with dry stone walls lead downwards. From the village of Lughina you follow the old cobblestoned route. The latter is a joy for riders with a flair for technical skill. On the final 200 to 300 metres down, the route runs through orchards and vineyards down to the finishing point at the station in Tirano.
The route Col d'Anzana is a pleasant surprise for all riders conquering it for the first time. In spite of the relatively modest altitude of over 2,200 metres, the Col d'Anzana offers a fascinating descent down to Tirano incorporating a difference in altitude of 1,800 metres.
From the railway station in Brusio you reach Campascio from where a narrow, tarmacked road, overcoming a difference in altitude of 800 metres, leads to the village of Cavaione. From here you continue along a good gravel trail to the Rifugio Anzana hut.

That's where the only moderately steep trail, leading to the Col d'Anzana via the high alpine meadows, begins. The flat pass offers a fabulous panorama while also being the border between Switzerland and Italy.

The descent starts with a stunning panorama trail, which runs along the mountainside eastwards. The panorama extends from the Ortler Mountain Group to the Bergamo Alps, with the bottom of the Veltlin Valley far below. Endless serpentines with dry stone walls lead downwards. From the village of Lughina you follow the old cobblestoned route. The latter is a joy for riders with a flair for technical skill. On the final 200 to 300 metres down, the route runs through orchards and vineyards down to the finishing point at the station in Tirano.
28 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 11 km
Natural surface: 17 km
of which Singletrail: 10 km
1600 m | 1900 m
difficult | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Brusio
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Season

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

Signalization

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

Hints

Hint
The route can be shortened by catching the shuttle bus from Brusio to Cavaione. For more information or to make a booking:
www.postbus.ch
Hint
Between the Col d'Anzana and Tirano, the route leads through Italy. See «More» for the map of this section to scale 1:50,000.
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Hint
Please note: the route crosses national borders – take your passport or ID card.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Tirano
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Hint
On the way back you can also catch the Rhaetian Railway from Tirano to Poschiavo. Please note that not all trains can accommodate bicycles. Please consult the timetable.

Contact

Valposchiavo Turismo
Stazione
7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 81 839 00 60
info@valposchiavo.ch
www.valposchiavo.ch

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Accommodation

Rifugio Alpe San Romerio
Rifugio Alpe San Romerio
Brusio
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Places

San Romerio
San Romerio
Tirano (I)
Tirano (I)
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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