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Biking in the mountains

Samedner Mountainbike Trails

Biking in the mountains

Move ahead quickly on the mountain bike. The signposted Engadin mountain bike routes get you moving. For example, the Padella Panorama trail, one of the most spectacular routes in eastern Switzerland. But there are also countless other unforgettable tours on the 400 trail kilometers in the Engadin.

Mountain bike maps reveal at a glance how extensive the trail network is in the Samedner municipality. Those who need more precise tips - for example, which climb is the hardest, which route has the best views or which flow trail is the … well, flowiest - will receive the desired information from our bike experts. Or simply join one of the many guided bike tours. Specialized bike hotels with extra services provide the right setting, while the Upper Engadin mountain railroads transport mountain bikers to sporting heights.

Bike tip 1: Alp Muntatsch - Marguns (difficulty level: medium, approx. 3h)

This idyllic panoramic trail high above Samedan begins at the shooting range on the upper edge of the village. The natural road winds up through the forest in wide bends and the view through the trees becomes increasingly spectacular. Just above the forest line, the whole mountain panorama opens up at Alp Muntatsch. Don't miss to taste the small delicacies - and especially the famous “Kaiserschmarrn” - served by the shepherds of the alp. The descent to Marguns requires skill and concentration. In some places it is advisable to push the bike. From Marguns the speed can be increased again and on the so-called "Samedner Abfahrt" (in winter the ski slope leads directly down to Samedan) you roll downhill quickly and reach the starting point.

Bike tip 2: Suvretta Loop (difficulty level: medium, approx. 4h)

This 34 km long dream tour starts at the Celerina train station and begins with a fairly relaxed 400 m altitude gain to Alp Laret. But then it gets down to the nitty-gritty, and the climbs to the Glüna hut, past the Lej Alv and finally up to a proud 2400 m above sea level will make you work up a real sweat. There, at the Corviglia mountain station, you should give in to temptation and simply enjoy the view (and of course a little refreshment) on the sun terrace of the Quattro Bar. You will then tackle the last 200 meters of altitude with renewed vigor, and as you round Piz Nair, you will be accompanied by a fantastic view over the turquoise blue lakes and mighty mountain peaks of the Engadin. After all these highlights, the crowning glory of the tour now awaits: a single trail descent that takes you over five crisp kilometers through the Val Suvretta da Samedan to Alp Suvretta! The subsequent easy-going tour through the imposing Val Bever is just as sweet an ending as the slice of Engadin nut cake that you shouldn't miss at the Spinas inn before closing the Suvretta Loop with a leisurely ride back to Samedan.

Bike tip 3: Padella-Corviglia-Panoramatour (difficulty level: difficult, approx. 6.5h)

On this round tour of the extra class (41 km) you will experience the Upper Engadin from its most beautiful side. The tour offers various intermediate entrances or starting points thanks to the three mountain railroads, Marguns, Corviglia and Signal and can therefore be easily ridden in several day stages (such as the route described under bike tip 1). Officially, the route starts in Celerina, leads to Samedan and up to Alp Muntasch. There the trail runs below the Piz Padella and Trais Fluors to Marguns. Via Corviglia it continues towards Val Suvretta, Orchas and Silvaplana. On the opposite side of the valley at Surlej, the trail takes you past Lej Nair, through St. Moritz Bad, past Lej da Staz (our tip: take a plunge in the cool water) and back to Celerina via Alp Staz.

Bike tip 4: Time Track

The Time Track Muntatsch offers bikers the possibility to increase their fitness and to control athletic successes regularly. Whether young or old, professional or hobby cyclist - the Time Track Muntatsch is suitable for everyone, because after all, everyone fights individually for their personal training success. And it's that simple: Download the free Strava app on your smartphone in the App Store and select the route "Time Track Muntatsch (Official)". Stop at Alp Muntatsch after completing the ascent.

 Time Track Muntatsch

For his personal training success, everyone fights for himself.