What is the Bahnentour?
The Bahnentour is a series of the best trails in the region, which can be reached with the local cable cars. The focus is, of course, on trail descents, the vertical meters uphill are mastered as far as possible with the cable car.
Are the 6,400 vertical meters feasible in one day?
Yes, with good fitness and good riding technique the whole tour can be done in one day. The route is not quite as tight as the bahnentour route in Davos Klosters with its 10,000 metres of altitude difference. The Engadin St. Moritz bahnentour is not a tour for Alpine speeders! A fast driving style is enough to keep to the tight schedule. There is always time to greet hikers or not to press ahead at the valley station.
How good do I have to be able to ride?
The Engadin St. Moritz Bahnentour requires experience in mountain biking on alpine single trails. The routes have a difficulty in the S2 and S3 areas (www.singletrail-skala.de). The route is not suitable for beginners. To master the Engadin St. Moritz Bahnentour in one day, a descent skill is also required.
On which days of the week can I take the train tour?
As soon as the cablecars change over to daily operation (usually at the beginning of July), the bahnentour can be started every day. The guided tours of the bahnentou rare excluded from this. These take place on specific dates.
When do the lifts start operating?
Signalbahn 09. Juni until 15. October 2018
Standseilbahn Chantarella 23. Juni until 21. October 2018
Standseilbahn Corviglia 23. Juni until 21. October 2018
Luftseilbahn Piz Nair 23.Juni until 21. October 2018
Gondelbahn Marguns 23.Juni until 21. October 2018
When is the best time of year?
Ideally, the Engadin St. Moritz Bahnentour should take place in August and September. At the beginning of July, it is possible that some snow fields may still have to be passed in higher northern locations. We explicitly do not recommend to start the tour at the beginning of June at the beginning of the season, because then in the northern areas of Piz Nair there is almost still snow. It is also possible that the cablecars do not yet permit the transport of bikes under these circumstances.
How good are the routes to find with the Trailbook?
The tours are described in detail in the Trailbook and supplemented with a map. The tours also follow official trails (signposted as mountain bike and hiking routes). The routes are easy to find. Those who then load the provided GPS track onto their navigation device can (almost) no longer ride incorrectly. The bahnentouris not signposted as such.
Is it legal to ride on the single trails?
Yes! In the canton of Graubünden, the single trails are accessible for mountain bikers. This also applies to all sections of the Engadin St. Moritz railway tour.
Do you need a downhill bike for the Engadin St. Moritz railway tour?
No! A downhill bike is too heavy and unsuitable for the Engadin St. Moritz railway tour. Especially in the ascent to the Trais-Fluors descent such a bike would only complicate the track tour. All descents of the Engadin St. Moritz Bahnentour can be ridden on bikes with less suspension travel. The more suspension travel is available, the less quickly you get tired towards the end of the tour.
Where can I rent a bike that is suitable for the railway tour?
The Fähndrich Sport bike shops and the Swiss cross-country skiing and biking centre in Pontresina have suitable rental bikes for the railway tour.
Where can we get the cablecar tickets?
The cablecar tickets are handed in at the hotel at check-in. Check-in can be done in the morning on arrival, but the room will not be available until the afternoon.
My companion cannot start the journey, can I take a "substitute" with me?
Of course you can take a "substitute" for the booked trip. Please inform us early enough, however, so that any personal travel documents can still be adapted.
By when do I have to book at the latest?
The bahnentouroffer can also be booked the day before. However, it is possible that the hotels may no longer have any availability.
Can I cancel my trip at short notice?
No, the deadlines according to our terms and conditionsmust be observed.