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Sils - Maloja - Lägh da Cavloc - Sils

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  • Alp Petpreir
    / Alp Petpreir
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  • / Alpine rose blossom on Lej da Segl
    Photo: Sils Tourismus, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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Attractive bike tour on former smuggler paths to the enchanting mountain lake Lägh Cavloc
Distance 25.2 km
3:29 h
630 m
630 m
2,006 m
1,785 m
From the picturesque village square of Sils Maria you follow the carriage road uphill and pass the imposing historic Hotel Waldhaus. Here you can already enter the front Fex valley. In the valley of Vaüglia you turn right towards Val Fedoz. Now the tarred road ends and from here you cycle along a varied bike and hiking trail. Through fragrant mountain forests and past flower-speckled alpine meadows, you will reach the Petpreir and Ca d'Starnam Alps and descend to Plan Brüsciabräga and find yourself on the shores of Lake Sils.

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.


More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1 
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01 


Author’s recommendation

A detour to Isola is worth every effort.
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Update: May 11, 2021
S2 moderate
Highest point
2,006 m
Lowest point
1,785 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Restaurant Cavloccio

Safety information

This 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 hints

See also 

Sils Tourist Information
T +41 81 838 50 50 /



Sils Maria (1,805 m)
2'778'779E 1'144'737N
46.430128, 9.764875
46°25'48.5"N 9°45'53.6"E
32T 558765 5142123


Sils Maria

Turn-by-turn directions

Sils Maria - Alp Petpreir - Lake Sils - Maloja - Lägh da Cavloc - Maloja - Lake Sils - Alp Petpreir - Sils Maria


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Bus stop Sils/Segl Maria, Posta

Getting there

Engadin - Sils Maria


car park Sils/Segl Val Fex


2'778'779E 1'144'737N
46.430128, 9.764875
46°25'48.5"N 9°45'53.6"E
32T 558765 5142123
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Single Trail Map Oberengadin, 1:50'000, ISBN 978-3-909118-26-7,  


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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • 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.

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Ziegler Martin
August 29, 2021 · Community
Schöne Tour. Nicht sehr anspruchsvoll und gerade richtig für eine kurze Runde. War etwas feucht, habe viele Kühe und Ziegen angetroffen :) .
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When did you do this route? August 29, 2021

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S2 moderate
25.2 km
3:29 h
630 m
630 m
Highest point
2,006 m
Lowest point
1,785 m
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