Why you should go there: The Val Müstair (Münstertal) extends between the swiss national park and Italy from the Pas dal Fuorn (Ofenpass) to the Val Venosta (Vinschgau). Being one of the most remote valleys of Switzerland it has some of the best alpine riding in incredibly beautiful landscapes! Enjoy small adventures on the bike or by foot in a quiet and peaceful landscape unspoiled by mass tourism. Discover the biosphere reservation, its tradition and culture, its scenic beauties and biodiversity.
Who is it for: Spending a day outside in nature means more to you than seeing and being seen? Val Müstair is for intermediate to expert bikers who enjoy riding natural trails in alpine terrain. If you are not afraid to invest some sweat to get to the best trails and have some experience navigating in the alpine backcountry you will love what the region has to offer.
Who should avoid it: Val Müstair is not an ideal place for beginners. The natural character of trails brings frequent challenges, sometimes combined with exposure. Also if you are looking for night-life and hullabaloo you should consider other biking destinations in the vincinity.
The most popular (shared) trails are often well ridable due to the regular use by hikers and bikers. Remote or high-altitude trails can be more rough and rugged. The trails in the lower regions of the valley are often dominated by many roots and smaller rocks in grippy forest soil. The higher up you get the more (loose) rocks you may find. Experienced bikers may find some superb hike-a-bike peak adventures. These often include exposed sections which can require some climbing with your bike and are only suitable for the sure-footed.
Many flowy trails can be found around the Ofenpass and Jufplaun towards Lago di Livigno or between Lü and Müstair. Piz Umbrail and Giogo dello Stelvio (Stilfser Joch) are famous for their epic technical rides.
Top Trails & Tours
- Pe da Munt: Forest camping in Sta. Maria.
More than Biking
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Last on-site research: 2020
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