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Maloja Express 679

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Cycle under the glistening majestic granite peaks on trails that take you through dense, pristine forests, lush meadows and ancient chestnut groves. Enjoy this and more on the Maloja Express.
moderate
Distance 26.3 km
2:15 h
235 m
1,342 m
1,815 m
691 m
The Maloja Express route starts on the Maloja Pass looking back on the Engadin lakes and then swings its way through the airy heights via the tight turns on the pass road and down into the Bergell, the Val Bregaglia, the valley of the artist family Giacometti. The route takes you past each of the Bergell villages, and partly through ancient chestnut forests and on to the national border at Castasegna. Flat sections alternate with steep and challenging ascents and descents. The difficulties are amply compensated for by all the altitude metres you drop, and which make this tour a real treat!Along the way you will encounter old villages with their many historical sites such as castle ruins, churches or Italianate palazzi. The restaurants in the valley serve tasty local specialities. 

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Signalization

This route is only signposted in one direction: Maloja – Castasegna

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Bregaglia Engadin Turismo
Update: June 17, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,815 m
Lowest point
691 m
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Tips and hints

The route can be extended on a bike path till Chiavenna. 

Start

Maloja (1,809 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'773'488E 1'141'794N
DD
46.405052, 9.694970
DMS
46°24'18.2"N 9°41'41.9"E
UTM
32T 553419 5139287
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Destination

Castasegna

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Roads and trails

Asphalted: 10 km

Natural surface: 16 km

of which Singletrail: 5 km

 

Maloja - Casaccia -Vicosoprano - Bondo - Castasegna 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Anreisen - Bregaglia Engadin Turismo

Velotransport nur beschränkt möglich; Reservation erforderlich.

PostAuto AG 058 341 34 92 www.postauto.ch  stmoritz@postauto.ch

Getting there

Anreisen - Bregaglia Engadin Turismo

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'488E 1'141'794N
DD
46.405052, 9.694970
DMS
46°24'18.2"N 9°41'41.9"E
UTM
32T 553419 5139287
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Helmet

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
26.3 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
235 m
Descent
1,342 m
Highest point
1,815 m
Lowest point
691 m
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