High up in the Graubünden mountains of Switzerland where the Inn River finds its source and where rugged peaks touch the clouds, lies the region of Engadin. With fragrant forests, crystal-clear lakes, flower-filled meadows, this mountainous region is an outdoor paradise that perfectly combines tradition with modernity. Here, you will meet friendly locals who speak Italian, Rhaetian and German, discover fascinating history, tuck into delicious local food, and more.
So what’s the best way to explore this region? On two wheels, of course! The Engadin region is not only perfect for cycle touring and road cycling, it is a dream for mountain bikers too. Following wonderful paths and trails, you’ll ride through untouched nature and pretty villages, along wild rivers, and lofty peaks. The region offers something for everyone.
If you want to experience this spectacular landscape but are worried your legs won’t cope, we would like to introduce you to a new option – an e-MTB. On an e-bike you can power up the ascents and enjoy the scenery without tiring yourself out, allowing you to truly ‘Feel the Flow’! In Engadin, there are four Bosch e-bike charging stations in the towns of Bever, Pontresina, and Celerina near Sankt Moritz, where you can recharge your bike, get expert advice, and even rent an e-bike.
In this Collection, we present eight varied routes that are perfect for exploring the Engadin region on your e-MTB. From beginner routes to unique day rides, there’s something for everyone. All in all, the routes are aimed at e-MTB newbies and mostly follow well-kept alpine and forest paths or quiet roads. From glittering mountain lakes to dreamlike trails and from glaciers to mountain inns, you will remember your e-MTB adventure for many years to come.
There is hardly a nicer spot for a mountain bike than the Engadin. Have you got the urge to try out the MTB or the E-MTB, but don't yet dare to go wild single trails and crisp descents? Then we have the perfect entry-level round for you. It leads you through beautiful corners in the Upper Engadine and you can really try out your bike on gravel, easy trails and quiet, paved bike paths.You can start the tour at all three e-bike charging stations in the Upper Engadine: in Celerina, Pontresina or Bever. You can easily reach all three locations with the Rhaetian Railway. Bever, for example, is at the crossroads of several railway lines. From there you first ride on asphalt side roads without any steep inclines - ideal to get a feeling for your bike.Then your calves or your battery come into play for the first time, because you are riding on the Cresta Run, the Olympic bobsled run. And uphill. Once at the top you drive through the noble winter sports resort of St. Moritz and circle the lake of the same name.After you have left the place, you get the right MTB feeling in the Stazerwald for the first time, because wide gravel roads lead you through the fragrant forest. In the middle is Lake Stazer, so if you need to cool down, you can jump in for a moment.It goes up and down to Pontresina at a leisurely pace. From there you mostly drive near the railroad - trainspotting included. Behind Punt Muragl you can ride an easy trail up and down again. If you had enough adrenaline for today, continue along the Flaz bank until you reach Bever after a beautiful meadow landscape.
On this tour you will explore the wild and romantic valley of the Bever, a tributary of the Inn. Where the two rivers flow together is the town of the same name, Bever, where the tour begins. First you drive up a wide path to Spinas. This first section is not particularly demanding, which is why you can enjoy the landscape to warm up.In Spinas the Rhaetian Railway disappears in the Albula tunnel and you continue to follow the rushing river. An ideal turning point for the tour is the Alp Suvretta at 2,150 meters. Enjoy the unique view of the snow-capped mountains and the lush green valley.Now you have the choice: If your calves or your battery allow it, you can drive up to the Pass Suvretta at 2,615 meters and up to the Lej Suvretta. Then you come to Sankt Moritz after a slightly more demanding trail. Or you can turn back and enjoy the descent through the Val Bever.If you go back to Bever, you can stop at the Spinas inn. There you can try the delicious Grisons cuisine and enjoy delicious Capuns or Pizzoccheri.
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Allegra! On this round tour you follow the traces of the Bündner novels or Romansh novels. They are the smallest Swiss language group with only half a percent of the population. In the Engadine the variant Puter is spoken, which you will discover again and again in many place names and signs.It starts in Bever am Inn. The Inn is called En and the name Engadin is derived from it. On great gravel paths you drive up and down on the slopes near the Inn and always enjoy a great view of the valley. At the height of S-chanf (pronounced: Schtschanf) you turn into the original valley of the Ova da Murtiröl. The babbling brook accompanies you through the wildly romantic, almost untouched nature.The end of the tour is Alp Vaüglia at 1,950 meters. If you feel like it, you can continue on beautiful trails to Alp Chaschauna or you can go back to the Inn Valley on the other side of the river. The fast descent is really fun!The way back to Bever leads you comfortably on asphalt paths through idyllic, original Engadine villages. Here the population still speaks Romansh. Zuoz is particularly beautiful with its special houses. If you see a bakery along the way, briefly get off your bike and enjoy a delicious Engadine nut cake that you deserve!
A photo of you and your bike with the sign "Passo del Bernina 2330 s.l.m." - what sounds out of reach is easy to do from Pontresina. You are only missing 500 meters of altitude. With the E-MTB, the climb is a breeze anyway and you can concentrate entirely on the flowing descent.From Pontresina to the Bernina Pass, it is best to follow the general road, which fortunately is not very busy. Bit by bit you get closer to your goal and in between you cross the magical 2,000-meter limit and the tree line. Once at the top you can enjoy your triumph and the wonderful mountains. And applaud the racing cyclists who started up from the other side. ;)A great dangling from the Bernina Pass takes you to Lago Bianco. You can walk around it with your bike, even if the west side is a little more difficult to drive than the east side. Then you start your descent back to Pontresina. You drive past other small lakes and watch the red trains of the Rhaetian Railway as they meander through the moon-like, fantastic landscape.On flowing trails you drive to the Morteratsch train station. When the railway was built, the glacier almost ended on the tracks. Today you have to cycle quite a bit to touch the end of the glacier tongue. Incidentally, this is also a nice detour if you still have a little time. After that it is not far to Pontresina.
If you want to experience a perfect valley from your picture book with your bike, then you have come to the right place in Val Roseg. A breathtaking alpine backdrop awaits you there. This tour is ideal for you if you want to take a simple gourmet tour or if you don't yet dare to narrow single trails with your bike. Because you drive up and down on a wide, well-graveled path. And the whole thing car-free.The best starting point to explore Val Roseg is Pontresina. Just behind the train station you can walk into the pretty valley. Completely without traffic - you only meet a horse-drawn carriage every now and then - you cycle along the gently rising path.The destination of the trip is the Restaurant Roseg with its wonderful sun terrace, from which you can overlook the fantastic world of peaks. The homemade nut cake is particularly recommended! Now you have the choice between the flowing return trip to Pontresina or you drive up the valley to the impressive Roseg Glacier.
For this special tour, you will leave the Engadine behind and embark on an exciting, unique journey that you will never forget for a lifetime. The tour from perpetual ice to lemon ice is a very special experience for touring cyclists, racing cyclists, train fans and of course for you with your MTB. And you can even easily adjust the difficulty of the tour to suit your taste.You start in Pontresina and drive uphill on simple trails. If you prefer to drive uphill on asphalt: the road runs parallel, which is usually not very busy. In Morteratsch you can get a little refreshment on the go in the show dairy and above all enjoy the view of the Morteratsch Glacier. When the Bernina Railway was built, the glacier tongue went right up to the tracks. If you want to be even closer to the Eternal Ice, you can either drive into the valley or later take the cable car up to the Diavolezza.The highlight of your tour is the Bernina Pass in every respect. Crystal clear lakes lie far above the tree line and the red trains of the Rhaetian Railway meander through the scree. A unique experience! The Bernina Pass at 2,330 is a dream destination for many bikers and is the border to the Italian-speaking Val Poschiavo.What awaits you now is a 40-kilometer descent over around 2,000 meters in altitude. Sometimes you drive on the little-used main road, sometimes on simple trails directly on the river or on small roads through the villages. Again and again you have the opportunity for a little break with a breathtaking postcard view or a strong espresso.Passing the picturesque Lago di Poschiavo, you keep rolling towards Italy. Kilometer after kilometer you notice how the temperature becomes more pleasant and you are already looking forward to a refreshing lemon ice cream. At the end of Val Poschiavo lies the town of Tirano, where life is bustling. In the narrow streets of the old town, many restaurants await you for your extensive lunch break.Then it's back on the Rhaetian Railway. You can take your bike with you - but remember to make a reservation. The train ride is a single highlight. A trip to the Engadine is worth it for this experience alone!
In the Upper Engadine, many beautiful lakes are waiting to be explored by you. The backdrop could not be more dreamlike: the turquoise, green, deep blue and crystal clear lakes reflect lush green forests and snow-capped peaks.You start in Celerina towards St. Moritz, where you drive along the shores of the lake of the same name. Sometimes along the Inn, then again at a lake you drive to Silvaplana. There you can exchange your bike for a surfboard, because the lake is very popular with kitesurfers. Then you continue on the general road to Maloja. It is worth taking a short walk up to the Segantini Tower, which was once inhabited by the famous painter. The Segantini Museum, which is dedicated to his works, is located in St. Moritz and is definitely worth seeing!From the tower you can see the Maloja Pass and Piz Lunghin, the only triple watershed in Europe and source of the Inn, which flows into the Danube in Passau more than 500 kilometers later. The trail also leads past several impressive glacier mills, impressive witnesses of the last ice age.And now for the most beautiful part of the tour: You drive back to Celerina on the south side of the lakes. You are very close to the water and the way is really fun with the MTB! Since this is a hiking trail with the tolerance of cyclists, you should take special care of hikers.If you dare, you can also swim in one of the lakes. An insider tip is the Lej Nair, which you drive past. There you will also find a barbecue area with wood. Another beautiful swimming lake is the Lej da Staz in the Stazerwald. From there, a great descent leads you back down to Celerina.
For mountain bikers, the Engadine is certainly not an unknown place. And rightly so. Fantastic trails await you in an impressive mountain world. On this tour of the Corviglia you can really work out and try out your bike. Or your e-MTB.You start in Celerina and drive straight up to Lej Alv. It is a unique picture of how the mountains are reflected in the lake. Then you follow a pretty trail on the Corviglia. If you only want to experience the downhill route, you can also take the mountain railway up with your bike.From here it goes downhill on the unique Flow Trail. You can't describe it, you have to have driven it! It starts at the top station on the Corviglia and leads you in four kilometers and countless hairpin bends to Chantarella. It is also suitable for families. But if you prefer to drive down a little more leisurely and without the intoxication of speed, we have selected an alternative route here on wide gravel paths.In Chantarella, the two alternatives come together and after the unique experience you drive through St. Moritz. At the end of the tour you whiz down the Cresta Run, which is converted into a bobsled run in winter.