Is the wheel the top invention of all time? Mountain bikers certainly think so – especially after a day on the Corviglia full of uphill action and downhill fun, over singletrack trails and along flowing, descending pump tracks. The sense of boundless freedom coupled with glorious nature and exhilarating activity is unbeatable!
Few Swiss mountains can offer as many mountain bike trails as the Corviglia. From easy to difficult, from a gentle evening ride to a grand tour: trails as far as the eye can see, with the additional plus that many of the routes can be combined.
22 kilometres of the purest riding pleasure – also for e-mountain bikes – lead you high up to spectacular views and a fabulous flow trail. Start and finish point is St. Moritz; the circuit begins with a gentle ride to Celerina to access mountain bike route no. 672. Looping via Samedan, you climb to Alp Muntatsch; from here, a magnificent panoramic trail takes you over to Alp Munt and then higher still to Alp Clavadatsch. The legendary Trais Fluors downhill run crosses your singletrack, but you continue on past Marguns to Alp Glüna and finally the Corviglia funicular summit station. The circuit saves the best until last, and you finish with an exhilarating ride down the Olympia Flow Trail to the Chantarella funicular middle station. The final leg to St. Moritz leads via marked trails.
“Trais Fluors” means “Three Flowers”: the name suggesting a delightful, gentle and easy ride. But that is misleading: this top Engadin trail is anything but! A total of 26 demanding kilometres promises one blast of adrenalin after another: mountain biking bliss. The route starts with a steady climb from Celerina up to Chantarella, and then on up to the Corviglia summit station. The trail continues past the pretty mountain lake of Lej Alv and up to the summit station of the Trais Fluors chairlift. From this mountain ridge onwards, the ride becomes swift and easy: you simply glide down the many corners of the scenic trail to Alp Muntatsch before a zig-zag descent to Samedan and the final leg back to Celerina.
The gentle start – a ride by funicular and cable car up the Piz Nair (3,058 m) – is deceptive, because the trail that begins up here packs a real punch! It’s worth popping into the panoramic restaurant for a while to acclimatise and enjoy dramatic views of the 3,000-metre peaks circling all around you. Then it’s time to tackle some glorious singletrack, which leads through the wild high-altitude landscape: first through the Val Schlattain, from which this tour takes its name, and then past the picturesque natural reservoir of Lej Alv and on to the Corviglia funicular summit station. Alongside flowing sections, the trail repeatedly puts you to the test – and your muscles, too! If you still haven’t had enough by now, you can simply carry on gliding down and crown your day’s biking with a ride along the exhilarating Olympia Flow Trail to the Chantarella funicular middle station.