437 Alta Tensione Trail
437 Alta Tensione Trail

Mountainbiking

Alta Tensione Trail

Alta Tensione Trail

Poschiavo–Poschiavo

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Alta Tensione Trail

Alta Tensione Trail

«Alta Tensione» is the name of the short but exciting trail from Poschiavo to Le Prese and back. It follows the high-voltage power lines on the sunny side of the valley - a very energetic bike experience!
The high voltage power lines that run through the Valposchiavo are an unavoidable effect of modern life, which would be impossible without electricity. By enhancing this route, we have made a virtue out of necessity: the trail follows the high voltage power lines but rewards the bikers with amazing views over the valley.

From Poschiavo, whose square is surrounded by magnificent patrician houses, it goes to the new monastery. Here starts the climb to the southeast on an asphalted road. The Singletrail starts just above Cologna and leads through woods and glades. The view sweeps on the opposite side of the valley. Above the Lake di Poschiavo the trail descends to the valley floor. Along the lakeshore and via Le Prese the route ends with a leisurely, flat section in Poschiavo.

Although the trail is not long, it is technically demanding. Short and steep climbs and challenging downhills require concentration and mountain bike handling skills. As the trail lies on the sunny side of the mountain and never overcomes 1300 m a.s.l, it is open almost all year round.
«Alta Tensione» is the name of the short but exciting trail from Poschiavo to Le Prese and back. It follows the high-voltage power lines on the sunny side of the valley - a very energetic bike experience!
The high voltage power lines that run through the Valposchiavo are an unavoidable effect of modern life, which would be impossible without electricity. By enhancing this route, we have made a virtue out of necessity: the trail follows the high voltage power lines but rewards the bikers with amazing views over the valley.

From Poschiavo, whose square is surrounded by magnificent patrician houses, it goes to the new monastery. Here starts the climb to the southeast on an asphalted road. The Singletrail starts just above Cologna and leads through woods and glades. The view sweeps on the opposite side of the valley. Above the Lake di Poschiavo the trail descends to the valley floor. Along the lakeshore and via Le Prese the route ends with a leisurely, flat section in Poschiavo.

Although the trail is not long, it is technically demanding. Short and steep climbs and challenging downhills require concentration and mountain bike handling skills. As the trail lies on the sunny side of the mountain and never overcomes 1300 m a.s.l, it is open almost all year round.
13 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 7 km
Natural surface: 6 km
of which Singletrail: 5 km
500 m | 500 m
medium | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Poschiavo
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Poschiavo–Ruina La Crota–Cantonae–La Prese–Poschiavo

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Tours with an e-mountain bike
The tourism organisations had these routes registered specifically as e-mountain bike routes. Technically, they are not too difficult, no passages where the bike has to be carried, short sections where it needs to be pushed, and doable with one battery charge (max. 1000 -1200 m altitude difference).

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Poschiavo
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Contact

Valposchiavo Turismo
Stazione
7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)81 839 00 60
info@valposchiavo.ch
www.valposchiavo.ch

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Albergo Altavilla
Albergo Altavilla
Poschiavo
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Rifugio Alpe San Romerio
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Places

Le Prese
Le Prese
Poschiavo
Poschiavo
San Romerio
San Romerio
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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