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Fuorcla Minor

· 5 reviews · Mountainbiking · Pontresina
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On a trail, there are all kinds of things in the way. Why are we mountain bikers attracted so much by obstacles? To find out, we travelled to the Engadine, to ride Fuorcla Minor.
difficult
Distance 40.9 km
5:04 h
910 m
907 m
2,516 m
1,789 m
The tour starts in Pontresina with the ascent towards the Bernina Pass. Continue along the eastern side of the valley until you reach the Montebello curve and follow the main road until you reach a bridge on the right. Now we go on trails to Bernina Suot and from here into the ascent through the wonderful Val da Fain. This leads to the alp La Stretta on a gravel road, then on a trail to the pass La Stretta. Here you are already in Italy and could ride down to Livigno. However, we take the way over to Forcola the Livigno. This is very demanding, sometimes exposed, and many have to push the bike again and again – especially in the first half of the section. Then the path becomes more flowy and leads down to Forcola di Livigno. Back on Swiss soil you climb up to Fuorcla Minor on the well developed trail, fit mountain bikers master this ascent completely in the saddle. Here you are in a wonderfully high alpine region and could descend the technically demanding trail through the Val Minor. We follow the signposted mountain bike route to the Bernina Pass and from here we take the well-known and signposted mountain bike trail through Val Bernina to Morteratsch. On the gravel road along the railway line, we finally roll back to Pontresina.

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Antonella Klee
Update: April 25, 2022
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Highest point
2,516 m
Lowest point
1,789 m
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Rest stops

Gasthaus Berninahaus
Ristorante Cambrena

Start

Pontresina (1,789 m)
Coordinates:
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46.490287, 9.901407
DMS
46°29'25.0"N 9°54'05.1"E
UTM
32T 569178 5148918
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Destination

Pontresina

Turn-by-turn directions

Pontresina – Montebello – Bernina Suot – Val da Fain – Alp La Stretta – La Stretta – Forcola di Livigno – Fuorcla Minor – Passo del Bernina – Bernina Suot – Morteratsch – Pontresina

Note

Wildlife refuge Chapütschöl: December 20 - April 30
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Coordinates

DD
46.490287, 9.901407
DMS
46°29'25.0"N 9°54'05.1"E
UTM
32T 569178 5148918
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Questions and answers

Question from Simon Pfäffli · July 15, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Antonella Klee · July 15, 2020 · Graubünden Ferien

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2.8
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August 17, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
40.9 km
Duration
5:04 h
Ascent
910 m
Descent
907 m
Highest point
2,516 m
Lowest point
1,789 m

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