The Bernina Pass is 2323 m asl high and it’s the Swiss mountain pass that connects the Poschiavo valley with Engadine.
As an alternative to racing bike you can reach the Bernina Pass sitting on the famous Bernina red train, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. It starts in Tirano, it goes up along the mountain slope through the Ospizio Bernina, and gets to the so famous and exclusive St. Moritz.
The climb to the Bernina Pass from Tirano.
The climb to the Bernina Pass starts from Tirano (440 m asl) and is 34 km long, in a wonderful valley with spectacular views over the Bernina glacier.
The first part of the road is a very challenging one, with steep slopes until the Poschiavo lake. You can easily cycle to Poschiavo (the town) even on secondary roads and bike paths. Then the climb, which is very long and hard, starts again up to the pass.
The average gradient of the slope is 7.5%, the maximum slope is 9,5%. The vertical drop is over 1890 m.