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Fuorcla Minor

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  • Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
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    Photo: Biker auf der Biketour Fuorcla Minor Trail, ©️ Filme von Draussen
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    / Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
    Photo: Biker auf der Biketour Fuorcla Minor Trail, ©️ Filme von Draussen
  • Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
    / Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
    Photo: Biker auf der Biketour Fuorcla Minor Trail, ©️ Filme von Draussen
  • Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
    / Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
    Photo: Biker auf der Biketour Fuorcla Minor Trail, ©️ Filme von Draussen
  • Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
    / Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
    Photo: Biker auf der Biketour Fuorcla Minor Trail, ©️ Filme von Draussen
  • / Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
    Photo: Biker auf der Biketour Fuorcla Minor Trail, ©️ Filme von Draussen
  • / Biker auf dem Fuorcla Minor Trail
    Photo: Biker auf der Biketour Fuorcla Minor Trail, ©️ Filme von Draussen
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On a trail, there are all kinds of things in the way. Why are we mountain bikers attracted so much by obstacles? To find out, we travelled to the Engadine, to ride Fuorcla Minor.

This tour is located in the area of a road block and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
40.9 km
5:04 h
910 m
907 m

The tour starts in Pontresina with the ascent towards the Bernina Pass. Continue along the eastern side of the valley until you reach the Montebello curve and follow the main road until you reach a bridge on the right. Now we go on trails to Bernina Suot and from here into the ascent through the wonderful Val da Fain. This leads to the alp La Stretta on a gravel road, then on a trail to the pass La Stretta. Here you are already in Italy and could ride down to Livigno. However, we take the way over to Forcola the Livigno. This is very demanding, sometimes exposed, and many have to push the bike again and again – especially in the first half of the section. Then the path becomes more flowy and leads down to Forcola di Livigno. Back on Swiss soil you climb up to Fuorcla Minor on the well developed trail, fit mountain bikers master this ascent completely in the saddle. Here you are in a wonderfully high alpine region and could descend the technically demanding trail through the Val Minor. We follow the signposted mountain bike route to the Bernina Pass and from here we take the well-known and signposted mountain bike trail through Val Bernina to Morteratsch. On the gravel road along the railway line, we finally roll back to Pontresina.

Author’s recommendation

Die Biketour ist im Gegenurzeigersinn einfacher zu fahren (weniger Tragepassagen).

outdooractive.com User
Author
Antonella Klee
Updated: July 25, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
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Highest point
2516 m
Lowest point
1789 m
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Rest Stop

Gasthaus Berninahaus
Ristorante Cambrena

Start

Pontresina (1789 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.490287, 9.901407
UTM
32T 569178 5148918

Destination

Pontresina

Turn-by-turn directions

Pontresina – Montebello – Bernina Suot – Val da Fain – Alp La Stretta – La Stretta – Forcola di Livigno – Fuorcla Minor – Passo del Bernina – Bernina Suot – Morteratsch – Pontresina

Note

Wildlife refuge Chapütschöl: December 15 - April 15
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
40.9 km
Duration
5:04 h
Ascent
910 m
Descent
907 m

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