Let your bike roll comfortably on the road, all the way to the former smuggler village of Maloja. You cross the pass village to enjoy the magnificent view from a viewing platform down to the winding pass road to Bergell. After a short stretch along the road, a fork to the left shows the way via Orden and Salecina to a bridge. Below it rushes the Orlegna, a gushing mountain stream from Val Forno. Here you can also admire a striking dam wall that acts as a storm and flood protection for the Bergell. After crossing the Orlegna bridge, the alpine road climbs and leads through a mountain forest, past rocks and flowers to the enchanting Lägh da Cavloc.
In high summer, this idyllically situated mountain lake invites you to take a refreshing dip and the fireplaces on the lakeside invite you to enjoy a picnic. From the terrace of the small mountain restaurant Cavloccio, life can be enjoyed wonderfully, while nature and panorama pamper mind & soul.
Those who wish to cycle further into the valley can cycle past the goat Alp to Plan Canin, where the valley branches off. A challenging alternative is the crossing of the historic Murettopass to Italy in the neighbouring Val Malenco.
If you prefer to return to Sils from the crystal-clear Lägh da Cavloc, use the same route as on the way there. A great descent with a view of the Lake Sils of the very first order! The way back is even easier for bikers who would like to avoid the renewed ascent on the official bike route No. 1 into Val Fedoz, then also via Isola they can return to Sils on trail No. 25 high above Lake Sils.
Rest StopRestaurant Cavloccio
Safety informationThis tour leads along official hiking trails and alpine roads. Please be considerate and exercise caution. In certain areas cattle and other pasture and alpine animals are to be expected.
Tips and hintsSee also
Getting thereEngadin - Sils Maria
Parkingcar park Sils/Segl Val Fex
Author’s map recommendations
Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.