Share
Bookmark
Print
GPX
KML
Plan a route here Copy route
Embed
Fitness
Mountainbiking

Alta Tensione Trail

Mountainbiking · Poschiavo
Responsible for this content
Valposchiavo Turismo Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Vista
    / Vista
    Photo: System
  • / Vista sul lago di Poschiavo
    Photo: System
  • / Vista
    Photo: System
  • /
    Photo: System
  • /
    Photo: System
  • /
    Photo: System
  • /
    Photo: System
  • / Trail Bike Altatensione
    Video: MF Video GmbH
  • / Alta Tensione
    Video: Yuri Tuena
m 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 12 10 8 6 4 2 km

"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!
moderate
13.7 km
2:00 h
471 m
471 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

Highlights

Hochspannungsleitung

Panorama

Kurz und knackig

Lago di Poschiavo

Profile picture of Kaspar Howald
Author
Kaspar Howald
Updated: August 22, 2019

Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1264 m
Lowest point
962 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Start

Bahnhof Poschiavo (1013 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.324193, 10.054571
DMS
46°19'27.1"N 10°03'16.5"E
UTM
32T 581179 5130609
w3w 
///scouting.meatballs.crunches

Destination

Bahnhof Poschiavo

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.324193, 10.054571
DMS
46°19'27.1"N 10°03'16.5"E
UTM
32T 581179 5130609
w3w 
///scouting.meatballs.crunches
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Questions & Answers

Ask the first question

Got questions regarding this content? Ask them here.


Reviews

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.

Profile picture

Photos from others


Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
13.7 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
471 m
Descent
471 m
Loop Scenic Insider tip

Statistics

  • 2D 3D
  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images
: h
 km
 m
 m
 m
 m
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.