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Bernina Express (673)

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  • biker along lago Bianco
    / biker along lago Bianco
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  • / Lago Bianco
  • / Lej Nair on pass Bernina
  • / View over the panoramic terrace of the restaurant Belvedere down to the Val Poschiavo
  • / Alp Grüm
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  • / Morteratschgletscher
    Photo: Copyright «@Nico Schärer», CC BY-ND, Graubünden Ferien
  • / Alpine cheese dairy Morteratsch
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
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The local mountain bike route Bernina Express has taken its name from the legendary train of the Rhaetian Railway that travels over the Bernina Pass, and is as varied as it is inspiring. The return journey from Poschiavo by train is part of this tour, which connects the high Engadin valley with the southern Valposchiavo.
difficult
37.5 km
4:10 h
632 m
1315 m
From Samedan, the route leads along the Bernina Valley through uniquely beautiful landscapes, which again and again offer views of the impressive glaciers of the Bernina massif. At the top of the pass, it passes Lago Bianco on the left before the descent down to Valposchiavo begins. After only a few metres of descent, you can feel and smell the southern climate and the changed vegetation. The terrace of the Belvedere restaurant or the buffet of the Alp Grüm railway station invite you to take a break and enjoy a drink.
From Cavaglia you can follow the signposted route, which leads along gravel and asphalt roads, or choose the more technically demanding variant along the railway line and the old path.
On the railway journey from Poschiavo to the Bernina Pass you can get an impression of the pioneering spirit of the people who built this route over 100 years ago. If possible, it is worth taking a seat in an open car.

The flowing descent from the Bernina Pass to Pontresina is the crowning glory of this varied tour. By the way: in God Chapütschöl, Pontresina has taken the opportunity to run the route for the ascent and descent on separate paths. While the downhill trail leads down into the valley over rhythmic waves and fluid local curves, the uphill trail winds its way through the picturesque forest over constant changes of direction and climbs of varying steepness. It is the first uphill trail in the Engadin that has been specifically adapted for uphill riding.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via San Gian 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Tel: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch

Author’s recommendation

Treat yourself to a piece of homemade cake on the panoramic terrace of the Belvedere Restaurant.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: July 21, 2020
Difficulty
S1 difficult
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Highest point
2276 m
Lowest point
1011 m
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The express trains "Bernina Express" with their panorama coaches do not offer the possibility to transport bikes. All other trains are equipped for mountain bike transport. Please note the current timetable!

Start

Samedan, railway station (1705 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.533551, 9.872656
DMS
46°32'00.8"N 9°52'21.6"E
UTM
32T 566919 5153701
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Destination

Poschiavo railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Samedan - Pontresina - Morteratsch - Bernina pass - Alp Grüm - Cavaglia - Poschiavo

Note

Wildlife refuge Chapütschöl: December 15 - April 15
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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.533551, 9.872656
DMS
46°32'00.8"N 9°52'21.6"E
UTM
32T 566919 5153701
w3w 
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3.7
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Philipp M
October 09, 2020 · Community
Schade wurde die knackige Abfahrt entlang der Cascata da Bernina (vor Morteratsch) völlig langweilig geflowtrailed und auf Kiesstrassen umgeleitet. Die schöne Variante ist nur noch hinter einem Verbotsschild zu sehen... wenigstens kann ich so den Trail auch mit 80 noch fahren.
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TheJ Cat
August 15, 2020 · Community
Wonderful
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Done at August 15, 2020
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Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
37.5 km
Duration
4:10h
Ascent
632 m
Descent
1315 m
Public transport friendly Refreshment stops available Point-to-point Scenic Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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