Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping downhill rides or scenic cross-country trails, St. Moritz offers a unique mountain biking experience in the heart of the Alps.

Discover why the iconic Swiss winter resort should also be on your summer ‘must-ride’ list. St. Moritz's investment in mountain biking is clearly visible, not just from the vibrant bike vibe centred around Corviglia but also from the vast network of bermed flow trails and natural single tracks. All trails are clearly marked and ready to deliver big adventure rides or quick gravity hits alike.

A few days of riding here will take you across lunar landscapes and beneath vast glaciers, through loamy forests, and past trippy, fairy-tale palaces that would not be out of place as the secret lair of a James Bond nemesis. Simply put, St. Moritz is unique—in a good way.

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St. Moritz’s Home Trails

Spread across the mountains of Corviglia, Piz Nair, and Las Trais Fluors, the main trail hub lies on the 2,486-metre-high Corviglia, accessed by a two-stage mountain railway, half of whose carriages are fitted with bike racks. This alpine stop accesses three bermed flow trails, each with its own character and feel. The WM flow trail links a series of steeper berms and then traverses to the Foppettas flow trail, leading back to town for an 11-kilometre-long ride. Meanwhile, the Corviglia flow trail is a 4-kilometre-long gravity-assisted pump track that drops 480 metres back to the lower Chantarella station, home to the now-legendary Alto Bar, a small café. It is a mind-blowing piece of trail sculpting, with twists and turns that will leave you dizzy.

For a taste of all-mountain riding, taking the cable car to the top of Piz Nair lets you drop into several different enduro trails, each following old singletrack paths that meander across, around, and down the mountain, eventually leading back to the Engadin valley floor.

From Piz Nair, you can also turn off onto the II trail to drop down to the Corviglia flow trails, or opt for backcountry riding by descending to the Suvretta Pass and into the wild, remote-feeling Suvretta da Samaedan valley. Alternatively, turning left at the Suvretta Pass will take you onto the natural singletrack playground of the Suvretta da San Murezzan valley trail to Champfèr, just outside St. Moritz. It is an epic, fun ride.

St. Moritz’s high-altitude location means its mountain trails stay snowy until June, and winter can arrive as late as October. The opening period of Corviglia lifts from June to October pretty much captures the best riding window, but you can tackle any of the backcountry trails, as well as those accessed from the Bernina Express, at any time, provided there is enough snow and stamina.

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Marmotta Flow Trail

The Marmotta Flow Trail gently winds its way down for a little over two kilometres from Corviglia to Marguns and is appropriate for families and beginner bikers. But for mountain bikers who are technically skilled, the trail also has a number of jumps and doubles. The trail is named after the marmots (Marmotta = marmot in Romansh), which are native to the terrain along the trail. If you do not want to ride down to Celerina (Marguns Gondola does not transport bikes down), you can take the chairlift up to Corviglia and then the Corviglia cable car to St. Moritz.

Trais Fluors

The tour starts at the Corviglia mountain station with a gentle climb to the beautiful natural storage lake Lej Alv. From there, the trail becomes more challenging, with the ascent growing steeper, until you reach the ‘Trais Fluors’, the three ‘flowers’ of rock visible from the valley below. Now, the downhill fun begins. First a bit rugged, then increasingly flowy, the trail leads down to Alp Muntatsch. A beautiful forest trail then leads down to Bever—a tour with almost 100 percent trail content.

From Bever, you can comfortably return to Celerina and St. Moritz via the Rhätische Bahn or by biking along the valley.

This tour can also be conveniently started from Piz Nair, with the trail descending through Val Schlattain to Lej Alv.

Olympia Flow Trail

This flowing downhill pump track has been harmoniously integrated into the surrounding landscape. Even during the summer on Corviglia, you will find yourself biking on trails steeped in sporting history. The Olympia flow trail, the oldest member of the ‘Corviglia Flow Trails’ family, mostly leads across the 1948 Olympic Slope. It runs from the Corviglia top station to Chantarella (middle station) via Sass Runzöl and Alp Nova. Bikers will ascend a total of 480 metres through rocky terrain, ruggedly romantic Alpine meadows and fragrant pine forests. However, this flow trail is not just for proficient bikers – families will love it, too. Flow trail enthusiasts can use the Corviglia mountain transport systems to get their bikes from St. Moritz Dorf to Corviglia. The flow trail serves as a perfect warm-up before taking on a more extensive tour or as a spectacular finish to one of the numerous mountain bike tours available on Corviglia.

Explore the WM flow trail for an exhilarating ride with stunning alpine views. It’s perfect for both novice riders and seasoned bikers looking for a thrill.


Incidentally, Danny MacAskill was highly impressed by these flow trails in the ‘Home of Trails’ video. His exact words were as follows: ‘The downhill trail was like an endless ride on a magic carpet.’

Relaxed off-road biking is straightforward in the Engadin. Numerous routes lead cross-country and off the busy roads through the sunny high valley. If you are having trouble deciding on a route, the section of the Innradweg from Maloja to La Punt is a great choice. This route includes everything a biker's heart could desire: spectacular views over the fascinating lake district, picturesque villages and the unique mountain landscape. If this two-hour tour feels too short, you can extend the excursion by cycling from La Punt to Alp Arpiglia, where you can enjoy a snack of homemade cake before heading back.

Those who are more ambitious can tackle the alpine path from Celerina to Corviglia. The steep ascent leads first to Marguns and then onwards to Corviglia, the highest point of this tour. After enjoying the breathtaking view over St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin lakes, follow the gravel road down to Alp Giop and onwards to Suvretta. From here, you can comfortably reach the idyllic Lej Marsch, where a dip in the cool water will almost make you forget the exertions of the previous ascent. Finally, a natural road leads past the high moor of Lej da Staz back to Celerina.

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Pump Tracks and Skills Parks

Beginners, ambitious contenders, and old pros will find enjoyable riding experiences on the pump tracks and in the skills parks of the region. The courses are a fantastic way to prep your bike for the flow trails or just a fun way to spend a day with the whole family in the fresh air.

A pump track consists of bumps and banked curves, with a track up to 2 metres wide. Speed is generated by sweeping movements on the bumps so the course can be ridden as many times as you like without pedalling. For those already more skilled, jumping from bump to bump is an option. Pump tracks are built as an endless loop with various possible combinations, ensuring every biker can stay on as long as their condition allows. And since no prior knowledge is necessary, the motto is: just give it a try and have fun!

Mountain biking in St. Moritz offers a unique blend of thrilling descents, technical challenges and breathtaking alpine scenery. Whether you are seeking to improve your skills on a pump track, enjoy the rush of a flow trail, or explore the vast backcountry, St. Moritz has trails that cater to every level of mountain biker. The mix of natural beauty, top-notch facilities, and a welcoming biking community makes it a premier destination for riders seeking the ultimate mountain biking experience.

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