Can the routes be covered in a single day?
Yes, with good fitness and good riding technique, the Bahnentour Engadin St. Moirtz can be done in one day.
What is the difference to the Bahnentour Davos Klosters?
The track in Davos Klosters is rougher and more demanding. The singletrails on the Bahnentour Engadin St. Moritz are a little smoother to ride, but still have an alpine character. While the Bahnentour Engadin St. Moritz is only in one region (around the Piz Nair and Corviglia), the Bahnentour Davos Klosters covers the whole destination.
How good do my riding skills need to be?
The Bahnentour requires experience in mountain biking on alpine singletrails. The routes are rated S2 and S3 on the five-point difficulty scale (www.singletrail-skala.de). This route is not suitable for beginners.
On which days of the week can I take the tour?
As soon as the mountain railways change over to 7-day operation (usually at the beginning of July), the lift tour can be started every day. Guided tours, of course, have set start dates.
When's the best time of the year to take this tour?
Ideally in August and September. It can be done from early July, but some of the higher locations up north may still be snow-covered. The tour is really great in late September after the livestock has been driven downhill and the pasture fences have been removed, meaning fewer obstacles riding the singletrails.
How easy is it to find our way with the trail books?
The tours are described in great detail in the trail books and are supplemented with a map. The tours also follow official trails (signposted as mountain bike and hiking routes), so the routes are easy to find. If you upload the GPS track to you navigation device, you should be good to go. The Bahnentour is not signposted as such.
Is it legal to ride the singletrails?
Yes! In Grisons, the singletrails are freely accessible for mountain bikers. This also applies to all sections of the Bahnentour.
Do I need a downhill bike for the Bahnentour?
No! A downhill bike is too heavy for this tour because the tour also includes a few uphill climbs. All of the descents on this tour can be tackled with bikes with less suspension travel. The more supspension travel, though, the less quickly you'll get worn out by the end of the tour.
Where can I rent a bike suitable for the Bahnentour?
Metz Bikeshop and Bike-Academy Bikeshop in Davos offer rental bikes suitable for the Bahnentour.