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Pontresina - Val da Fain - Pontresina

Mountainbiking · Engadin & St.Moritz
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  • along the river Ova da Bernina near Morteratsch
    along the river Ova da Bernina near Morteratsch
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Into the flowery Val da Fain
moderate
Distance 29.9 km
3:50 h
690 m
805 m
2,427 m
1,774 m
The slightly uphill bike trail in the direction of the Bernina Pass begins at the exit of the village of Pontresina. At the waterfall (on the right-hand side of the valley) the trail crosses the road and follows the edge of the forest on the left-hand side of the valley to Morteratsch. The alpine cheese-making dairy is ideal for a stop - either for a brunch or to watch close-up how cheese is made. Fortified, we then tackle the tough climb to the back of Morteratsch. Following the Bernina stream we reach the houses of Bernina Suot and from there we turn left into the Val da Fain. It is well worth making a stop from time to time - not just for a breather, but also to enjoy the views back towards the Bernina Massif. The glacier-covered mountains of the Palü seem almost within reach. Alp Stretta is our turning point and all the efforts of the ascent are instantly forgotten as we take the descent back to Pontresina.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1 
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

In Val da Fain you can hear and see many marmots.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: April 22, 2022
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,427 m
Lowest point
1,774 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 1.88%Dirt road 0.08%Forested/wild trail 59.90%Path 27.73%Road 10.25%Unknown 0.13%
Asphalt
0.6 km
Dirt road
0 km
Forested/wild trail
17.9 km
Path
8.3 km
Road
3.1 km
Unknown
0 km
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Start

Pontresina, railway station (1,773 m)
Coordinates:
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2'788'696E 1'151'763N
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46.490580, 9.896693
DMS
46°29'26.1"N 9°53'48.1"E
UTM
32T 568816 5148947
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Destination

Pontresina, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Pontresina - Morteratsch - Bernina Suot - Val da Fain - Alp la Stretta - Val da Fain - Bernina Suot - Resgia - Pontresina

Note

Wildlife refuge Muottas da Puntraschigna: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'788'696E 1'151'763N
DD
46.490580, 9.896693
DMS
46°29'26.1"N 9°53'48.1"E
UTM
32T 568816 5148947
w3w 
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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
29.9 km
Duration
3:50 h
Ascent
690 m
Descent
805 m
Highest point
2,427 m
Lowest point
1,774 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Scenic Botanical highlights

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