24.6 miles
Distance
3,440 ft
Climb
-3,915 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Ascent through airy larch woods into the mystic Val Mora: a heavenly high valley, one of the most stunning in Switzerland. A Canadian wilderness seems close enough to touch. Stony trail down into Italy, lovely route alongside shimmering lakes.
It takes hard work to enjoy the beauties of nature. This is especially true for Val Mora. A gravel road, steep at times, climbs 600 meters up to the entrance of this serene high mountain valley.

A slightly sloping trail subsequently heads in the direction of Italy with an amazing backdrop to enjoy. The closer you get to the national border, the narrower the trail becomes. Finally, it turns into a smooth, flowing single trail leading to Passo di Fraèle where the second ascent of the day begins, the one to Passo di Valle Alpisella. It climbs 350 meters in altitude until the fast downhill run down to the shores of Lago di Livigno starts.

It is tempting to let the bike fly on the well-developed trail, followed by a leisurely cruise on the last section to Livigno while breathing in the charms of the Italian culture here. And when you savour a tasty pizza for dinner, it becomes perfectly clear that today’s destination of the Alpine Bike route is located in Italy.

Detailed Description
Alpine Bike Stage 2 is a 25 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Livigno. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 3,440 ft with a max elevation of 7,514 ft then descends -3,915 ft.

2 Reviews & Comments

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cadmortess (Sep 1, 2019 at 12:43)
Only as uphill from Livigno! Great gradation for enduro/all-mountain bikes - gravel and some natural rock surfaces. Top of the trail rewards with gorgeous views!
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cbtp TRAILFORKS (Aug 26, 2019 at 23:20)
if you ride up from livigno it is a nice but steep uphill on a graveled doubletrack/fireroad. beautiful views everywhere! if you ride it down to livigno it is super-boring.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Alpine Bike Stage 2 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -475 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,134 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,933 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,459 ft
  • Grade
    -0.4%
  • Grade max
    -63.6%
  • Grade min
    55.6%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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