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Hahnensee-Trail

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  • Trail Tales: Hahnensee-Trail – Hashtag #epic
    / Trail Tales: Hahnensee-Trail – Hashtag #epic
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The trail, the view and, for sure, the fail – in mountain biking, everything seems to be #epic. But what does “epic” actually mean? In order to find an answer, we set out to ride the Hahnensee trail in the Engadine.
difficult
21.1 km
3:58 h
1,086 m
1,086 m
The starting point of the tour is St. Moritz Bad, from where you take the first meters on the main road towards Champfèr, but soon turn left to the former ski jumping facility (Schanzenareal). On a gravel road you now climb up to the small Lej Nair and get to Surlej in this way. If you are riding early in the morning or late in the afternoon, take the Corvatsch gondola to Murtèl (bike transport only possible on the first and last connection of the day). Otherwise you have to rely on your own muscle strength. Therefore, you climb on a gravel road to Margun Surlej, where the ascent becomes mercilessly steep for a while. This gravel road leads up to Fuorcla Surlej, the culmination of the Hahnensee Tour. The panorama of the Bernina Group from here is simply breathtaking. The descent then leads a few metres over singletrails along the ascent route, with the Hahnensee trail soon branching off to the right. This is challenging but very fun to ride for good mountainbikers – but above all offers a backdrop that is second to none. The view of the Upper Engadine lakes is nowhere better than here! The trail leads steeply down to the Hahnensee (Rhaeto-Romanic: Lej dals Chöds), then becomes a bit flatter to lead directly down to St. Moritz Bad at the fork at Gianda Naira.

Author’s recommendation

Diese Tour ist sehr anspruchsvoll und nur für sehr gute Mountainbiker fahrbar – wobei es auch so einige Stellen gibt, bei welchen abgestiegen werden muss.

Restaurant-Tipps auf dem Weg: 

  • Berghaus Fuorcla Surlej
  • Restaurant Hahnensee / Lej dals Chöds

 

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Author
Antonella Klee
Updated: July 27, 2020
Difficulty
S3 difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,754 m
Lowest point
1,772 m
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Tips, hints and links

Restaurants: 

  • Berghaus Fuorcla Surlej
  • Restaurant Hahnensee / Lej dals Chöds

Start

St. Moritz Bad (1,774 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.483176, 9.832764
DMS
46°28'59.4"N 9°49'58.0"E
UTM
32T 563919 5148070
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Destination

St. Moritz Bad

Turn-by-turn directions

St. Moritz Bad – God da Lej Marsch (Skisprungschanze) – Lej Nair – Surlej – Alp Surlej – Lej da la Fuorcla – Fuorcla Surlej – Crap Alv – Lej dals Chöds (Hahnensee) – Gianda Naira – St. Moritz Bad

Note

Wildlife refuge God Spuondas, Rosatsch: December 01 - April 30
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Coordinates

DD
46.483176, 9.832764
DMS
46°28'59.4"N 9°49'58.0"E
UTM
32T 563919 5148070
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Martin Landis 
September 05, 2020 · Community
Definitiv schwerer als S3, mit vielen Passagen, die jeder tragen muss, der kein Trial-Profi ist. Das Video spart die schwierigen Parts aus.
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Lutz Armin
July 25, 2020 · Community
Der Trail ist sehr verblockt und technisch sehr anspruchsvoll und für nicht sehr geübte Biker/innen nicht zu empfehlen und kann bei Nässe zum Teil auch gefährlich sein. Für Biker/innen die kein gutes Gleichgewicht haben und z.B Hinterrad versetzen oder die Abbfahrt von steilen Rampen nicht beherrschen ist diese Abfahrt schlicht "kacke"
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Completed this Route on July 21, 2020
Daniel Assalve
July 20, 2020 · Community
Selbst für einen geübten Mountainbiker schlicht nicht fahrbar
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Difficulty
S3 difficult
Distance
21.1 km
Duration
3:58h
Ascent
1,086 m
Descent
1,086 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available

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