The THREE BORDERS Tour (3 days)

All mountain

  • Time

    1st DAY: 5h - 7h

    2nd DAY: 6h – 8h

    3rd DAY: 5h - 7h

  • Distance

    1st DAY: 31 km

    2nd DAY: 41 km

    3rd DAY: 47 km

  • Difficulty

    technique S2-S3, fitness condition3

  • Overall Elevation

    2550 m (climb)

    5650 m (descent)

  • Included

    3 shuttles

    2 overnight stays + dinners + breakfast in the mountain huts

  • Tips

    knee pads

    roomy backpack

    sheet bag (normal sheets can be charged as extra in the huts)

    technical clothing suitable for high mountain

  • Price

    370 €

    Possibilità di avere, come extra, bagno privato e biancheria nei rifugi

     

Description

A "3-day" mountain bike tour along the same route as the Skyline Tour, but with an extra day at the beginning through the unspoilt Val Müstair, suitable therefore for bikers in a physically fit condition and with a good technical level.

DAY 1

The first day we start at Ofenpass at an altitude of 2150 m, that we reach by shuttle, and after a relatively easy climb we reach the small ski area of Minschuns. After climbing a fire road, we go down the opposite slope along a beautiful trail among granite rocks in flow style, which however presents some difficulties to pay attention to and which leads us back to the Ofenpass.

We will retrace the first part of the climb done previously, with a few small variants, but this time we will continue down the valley, towards Müstair.

A succession of downhill trails on mixed ground with ups and downs on dirt tracks will take us through various farmsteads, where we can also have lunch with typical produce.

To conclude, we will take a long single-trail, with some rough technical parts, that leads us to the inner courtyard of the monastery of Müstair.

A shuttle will take us to Stevio Pass for the overnight stay in a mountain hut.


DAY 2

A good, hearty breakfast with a spectacular view of the imposing Mount Ortles will be the perfect boost to tackle this second day of riding!

We will start with a rocky downhill section, with many switchbacks, that will take us to the Umbrail Pass, followed by the first climb of the day, with some pushing now and then.

At the top of the Bocchetta Forcola, you will see the WWI trenches and other military constructions, with some historical explanation. Here the longest descent of the day begins, nice and smooth at the beginning, a bit more technical with some loose rocks towards the end. After having lunch in one of the mountain huts along the Cancano Lakes, we will ride towards the Fraele Towers.

Here we will descend a short trail followed by a long flat fire road (nearly 10 km), taking us to the entrance to Val Viola

The valley rises gradually, at first on a false-flat path and then with more significant slopes. A unique panorama of Cima Piazzi and the other peaks of Val Viola will accompany us as far as Rifugio Federico Valgoi, set in the beautiful amphitheatre of Val Dosdè, with its glacier as a backdrop.

Here we will spend the night, but not before enjoying an excellent dinner!


DAY 3

A good breakfast and off we go! We take a dirt road that is initially flat before rising in the direction of the Val Viola Pass.

From the pass we enter Switzerland and from here a breathtaking single-track descent along Val di Camp takes us to Sfazù, only after admiring the beauty of the Saoseo lake in a beautiful larch forest. The last section to Angeli Custodi is a super-flowy ancient mule track where our speed will be significant!

A short stretch of asphalt will take us to Poschiavo station, where we will take the Bernina Red Train to the Bernina Pass.

The Red Train, so called because of the flaming colour of its carriages, is a jewel of the Rhaetian Railway, which became a UNESCO World Heritage in 2008.

Europe's highest railway, also known as the Bernina Express, takes us on a breath-taking journey through unique landscapes with forests and spectacular glaciers.

Once at the Bernina Pass, the last ascent of this "2-day" tour will take us back to Livigno, passing initially through Fuorcla Minor on a beautiful flow trail and then to the Forcola Pass, before descending the valley to Livigno.

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  • BikeLivigno MTB Tours

  • Via Isola, 116 23041 Livigno (SO)
  • +39 331 332 2023
  • info@bikelivigno.com

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Bike Livigno organizes all kind of mountain bike tours in the amazing area of Livigno, Alta Rezia and Engadina.

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  • Giacomo Meneghello
  • Roby Trabucchi
  • Bartek Wolinski
  • Eze Urrets
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  • Fabio Borga

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