Why you should go there: St. Moritz is the world famous winter retreat for the rich and the famous. The two times Olympic site is known for its luxurious hotels and boutiques, cross-country ski tracks and skiing slopes. It also hosts extravagant events like a polo tournament and the “white turf” horse race – both held on St. Moritz’ frozen lake. The town of Pontresina close by appears a little more traditional and less posh.
In the past years the region has developed into an excellent biking destination for the summer season. The summer offer does not stay behind the excellent winter options! Aimed at “pleasure bikers” the regions has built many new trails in addition to the existing (shared) hiking trails. Ski lifts and public transport allow easy access to these trails. The stunning high alpine landscape sets the scene for fantastic days filled with flow and sheer riding pleasure!
Who is it for: All types of bikers should be able to find what they are looking for. The official trails and routes are well maintained and intended to allow beginners to intermediate riders find their flow experience. More experienced bikers who prefer more technical riding will enjoy the hiking trails of the region and experts can also find high-altitude hike-a-bike adventures.
Who should avoid it: The “purist” biker might dislike the crowds around the lifts in the “Corviglia” area – the region becomes quieter towards Bever or Sils.
The Oberengadin offers a beautiful landscapes and permits you to enjoy bike tours in high alpine scenery. Trails of the official route network have been lightly adapted to the needs of most bikers making them more ridable. However, occasional obstacles like rocks, steps and roots still occur. Hiking trails outside the official network are typically rougher and more challenging. Be prepared for more technical features like tight switchbacks and large rock gardens with some exposure – these trails are not suited for beginners!
Families and beginners, or if you are new to the area looking for flow fun, will like the “Corviglia” area with its different flow trails and good lift access. For more rugged trail-tours check out “Bernina Pass” and “Piz Nair/Val Bever”. Advanced riders should try “Val Minor”, “Col d’Anzana” or “Hahnensee”.
Top Trails & Tours
Specialised bike hotel include tickets for the mountain railways in the summer season and offer good packages.
Guides & Shuttles
- Corviglia: Operating hours, prices and more info for the lifts at Corviglia.
- Corvatsch: Info for the Corvatsch lift. Bike transport times restricted!
- SBB – Public Transport: Use the train to Bernina Pass or other places.
- Mail: Shuttle Col d’Anzana: Tel +41 81 844 10 42
- Bikeschool Engadin: Bike school & Guides
- There is no bikepark, but the Corviglia trail area has multiple bike trails well connected by cable cars.
Food & Drinks
The region has many restaurants for all tastes. Take-away food & fine dining, traditional & modern it is all there.
There are endless options from budget to high-end accommodation. Check out the bike hotels and their special packages for bikers.
- Youth Hostel St. Moritz: Very good option for the budget traveller.
Here is our selection of recommended campsites. Due to the high altitude of the area it can be cold at night – even in summer.
More than Biking
The content of this website is just an opinion of a few individuals. It is not based on scientific research and some facts may have changed since the last visit. Feel free to leave a comment with suggestions for anything we have covered on this website.
You might be riding on shared trails! Yield to other trail users and animals! Control your speed, leave no traces and don’t shortcut corners! Thank you!
Last on-site research: 2021
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