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Alta Tensione Trail

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"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
Distance 13.7 km
2:00 h
471 m
471 m
1,264 m
962 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.

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Highlights

Hochspannungsleitung

Panorama

Kurz und knackig

Lago di Poschiavo

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Author
Kaspar Howald
Update: April 06, 2021
Difficulty
S2moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,264 m
Lowest point
962 m
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Start

Bahnhof Poschiavo (1,013 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'801'428E 1'133'669N
DD
46.324193, 10.054571
DMS
46°19'27.1"N 10°03'16.5"E
UTM
32T 581179 5130609
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Destination

Bahnhof Poschiavo

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'801'428E 1'133'669N
DD
46.324193, 10.054571
DMS
46°19'27.1"N 10°03'16.5"E
UTM
32T 581179 5130609
w3w 
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Difficulty
S2moderate
Distance
13.7 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
471 m
Descent
471 m
Highest point
1,264 m
Lowest point
962 m
Circular route Scenic Insider tip Singletrail/Free ride

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