673 Bernina Express
673 Bernina Express

Mountainbiking

Bernina Express

Bernina Express

Samedan–Poschiavo

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Bernina Express

Bernina Express

On the Bernina Express you travel from the glaciers of the Engadine to an ice cream cone at the Mediterranean piazza of Poschiavo with many trail highlights in between. They make this tour one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. A classic!
The Bernina-Express tour is named after the legendary Rhaetian Railway train travelling through a UNESCO world heritage site to the Bernina Pass. The mountain bike route is no less spectacular: it starts in Samedan, past the glaciers of the Bernina range, across long gently rising sections, alternating with two steep but short ascents to the top of the Bernina Pass at 2200 meters. It would be a good idea to stop for a snack at Restaurant Belvedere Alp Grüm shortly after Lago Bianco. The view of the Palü glacier is simply stunning here.

The technical and fun ride into the southern Puschlav valley is known for flat tires because of the many gullies, which means: take an extra hose and be careful. You quickly feel and smell the southern climate and the change in the vegetation. The super trail down to Poschiavo starts in Cavaglia. You have to cross the railway track several times and extra care is necessary. Both the railway line and the single trail are unparalleled here. The former was named a world heritage site by UNESCO, the latter is an epic trail according to the International Mountain Bike Association. Reaching the piazza of Poschiavo is as sweet as the gelato in the restaurant.

To return to Ospizio Bernina and for a view of Poschiavo Lake we take the Rhaetian Railway. If you feel like it, you can hop off and take the downhill ride back to Pontresina for a triumphant finale to the tour. The leisurely alternative is to stay on the train until you reach Pontresina.
On the Bernina Express you travel from the glaciers of the Engadine to an ice cream cone at the Mediterranean piazza of Poschiavo with many trail highlights in between. They make this tour one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. A classic!
The Bernina-Express tour is named after the legendary Rhaetian Railway train travelling through a UNESCO world heritage site to the Bernina Pass. The mountain bike route is no less spectacular: it starts in Samedan, past the glaciers of the Bernina range, across long gently rising sections, alternating with two steep but short ascents to the top of the Bernina Pass at 2200 meters. It would be a good idea to stop for a snack at Restaurant Belvedere Alp Grüm shortly after Lago Bianco. The view of the Palü glacier is simply stunning here.

The technical and fun ride into the southern Puschlav valley is known for flat tires because of the many gullies, which means: take an extra hose and be careful. You quickly feel and smell the southern climate and the change in the vegetation. The super trail down to Poschiavo starts in Cavaglia. You have to cross the railway track several times and extra care is necessary. Both the railway line and the single trail are unparalleled here. The former was named a world heritage site by UNESCO, the latter is an epic trail according to the International Mountain Bike Association. Reaching the piazza of Poschiavo is as sweet as the gelato in the restaurant.

To return to Ospizio Bernina and for a view of Poschiavo Lake we take the Rhaetian Railway. If you feel like it, you can hop off and take the downhill ride back to Pontresina for a triumphant finale to the tour. The leisurely alternative is to stay on the train until you reach Pontresina.
38 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 7 km
Natural surface: 31 km
of which Singletrail: 13 km
950 m | 1650 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Samedan
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Samedan-Alp Grüm-Poschiavo

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Closure, Morteratsch–Resgia
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is closed. No rerouting is signposted. The closed section can be avoided via the main road (Via di Bernina). See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Diversion, Morteratsch–Resgia
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted in sections. Please follow the local signposts.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

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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). Details about e-mountain biking are available at
www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Poschiavo
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Contact

Engadin St. Moritz
Via San Gian 30
7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 830 00 01
allegra@estm.ch
https://www.engadin.ch/de/

Services

Accommodation

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
Hotel Schweizerhof
Hotel Schweizerhof
St. Moritz
Jugendherberge Pontresina
Jugendherberge Pontresina
Pontresina
Sporthotel Pontresina
Sporthotel Pontresina
Pontresina
Albergo Altavilla
Albergo Altavilla
Poschiavo
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Places

Samedan
Samedan
St. Moritz
St. Moritz
Pontresina
Pontresina
Alp Grüm
Alp Grüm
Cavaglia
Cavaglia
Ospizio Bernina
Ospizio Bernina
Poschiavo
Poschiavo
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Places of interest

Muottas Muragl
Muottas Muragl
San Gian Church
San Gian Church
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
Segantini Museum
Segantini Museum
Pumptrack Cuntschett Pontresina
Pumptrack Cuntschett Pontresina
Diavolezza
Diavolezza
Morteratsch Glacier
Morteratsch Glacier
Cavaglia–Poschiavo (Passo del Bernina)
Cavaglia–Poschiavo (Passo del Bernina)
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Swimming

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