There are many options to start. The Route is planned with start and finish in Pontresina at the Trainstation. Other Options are Livigno, Santa Maria or Scuol. From Pontresina, the route is gravelish heading towards Berninapass. Just before Diavolezza “Talstation” the route follows the beautiful “Val da Fain” on the left-hand side all the way to La Stretta. It should be ridable to the top (La Colma 2500m). Afterwards is a short, steep and rocky downhill which is only rideable for experienced riders (S4), others have to hike the first part of the downhill to the beginning of the S1 track. From there the route is heading towards Livigno. A good point for resupply and high elevation training camps. The route continues alongside Lago di Livigno before heading towards Lago di San Giacomo to the right. Followed by Lago di Cancano the route is heading towards a Transcontinental Checkpoint. It’s a beautiful but very hard climb up to Monte Pedenolo and ends up at the Bocchetta die Forcola at 2768m. The route follows a downhill track to the summit of Umbrailpass and from there further down to Santa Maria on pavement. Santa Maria is another good spot for resupply. Afterwards the route heads up to Pass da Costainas and follows the nice valley to S-Charl all the way to Scuol. From there the route is folllowing the Graveltracks of the famous Engadin-Valley all the way back to Pontresina. Zernez is another good place for resupply. Don’t underestimate the elevation of the route! Be aware of the mountain region and fast weather changes. It’s alpine for long stretches. Be aware of your gearing. Bring your lowest gears and widest tires.
Val da Fain, Bocchetta di Forcola, S-Charl, Engadin
Alpine Orbit! It is ridable with a Gravelbike but take care all the time. Be careful of weather conditions and possible snowfields in early summer. Always bring enough clothes with you, including an emergency blanket.
Livigno, Santa Maria, Scuol
KM 16.5 S4 Track after around La Colma for 500m. Only ridable for experienced riders.
KM 53 Start of the 10KM climb Bocchetta die Forcola