The Fuorcla Surlej is an insider mountain biking tip, but it is only recommended for skilled bikers. The tour stands out for its phenomenal glacier scenery.
The route begins in Pontresina and leads through the Stazerwald forest to St. Moritz, where you make the climb to the Olympiaschanze ski jump. The route then leads via Lej Nair lake and Lej Zuppò lake on to Surlej. This is the starting point for the long climb to Furocla Surlej. The route leads past Alp Surlej to the high plateau, which resembles an arena. Continue riding uphill until reaching the inn on the Fuorcla Surlej. The panorama from this point is breathtaking; the Bernina Massif seems close enough to touch. The descent then leads along a single track into the Roseg valley. This track is very challenging; it is interspersed with large outcroppings, and in the upper section it is tremendously steep. In order to reach Pontresina you will have to take the road, as mountain biking is unfortunately prohibited on the single track that follows a parallel course.
Tip: For the climb to the Fuorcla Surlej, the Corvatsch gondola can be used. With the gondola, bike transport is possible with the first connection in the morning and with the last connection in the late afternoon.
Spundisstrasse 21, CH-7000 Chur