Video: Exploring Alpine Flow Trails in Engadin, Switzerland

Sep 14, 2019
by ASSOSofSwitzerland  
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The Engadin makes a pretty good backdrop. You know Switzerland. You know St Moritz.

fotos taken by Phil Gale Emmie Collinge

But how well do you know its trails?

British enduro riders Aiken Collinge and Kelly-Jane Emmerson couldn't have told you much about St Moritz before the summer, other than 'high prices; and maybe equally as high a likelihood that their van would get moved on?

We invited them to put our brand new ASSOS Trail collection through the wringer. We asked them to push the clothing to the limits, up to 3,000 metres above sea level and beyond.

The Engadin is rightly known for its world-class flow trails, and you find mountain bike royalty on its slopes throughout the summer. But beyond its sublimely built man-made trails, there's epic backcountry and 3,000 metre ridges, where there’s more adventure than you can handle. Aiken and Kelly got a taste of this first-hand, joined by photographer Phil Gale.

fotos taken by Phil Gale Emmie Collinge

They relied on local knowledge from the guys at Bernina Sport in Pontresina, who suggested some of the lesser-known routes down Piz Nair and up to Fuorcla Valletta. They didn't all lead back to St Moritz, but that’s okay; the guys are open to exploring. The Bernina Express escorted the pair up to the top of the pass on one of the days and they cruised back to Pontresina on autopilot.

fotos taken by Phil Gale Emmie Collinge
fotos taken by Phil Gale Emmie Collinge
Putting the ASSOS TRAIL collection to the test with a summer of #vanlife in Europe

It's a rare thing to come across a mountain range that truly caters for everyone.

FYI: they managed four nights, alternating between a cable car park and a lay-by at the top of the Passo Bernina, but don't tell the local border patrol. Eventually they decided that nearby Livigno might be a less hazardous option, but naturally they rode the 2,000 metres of downhill to Poschiavo first.

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Video: Marc Welschinger
Photo: Phil Gale/Emmie Collinge
Apparel: ASSOS of Switzerland

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  • 11 2
 Me german, having a good job and earning enough money for having an expensive hobby and going on vacations and enjoying life... Coming to Switzerland and realizing doh... I am broke, I need welfare!!! Going into the next valley which is in Austria or Italy and realizing... ok it was just a bad dream! Life is good again!!! Amazing nature here, as well, better food and no welfare needed.
  • 1 0
 Go to Scandinavia or Iceland. Even Swiss people find it expensive despite the currently advantageous exchange rate.
  • 10 0
 I'm more than happy to accept that my bike (s) cost more than my car/van...but in this video their clothes cost more than the van.
  • 4 0
 nice scenery but don't dig the music and don't want to wear a label named assos because I prefer uranus.
  • 1 0
 Is Assos not a cheapo fast fashion online womans clothing brand?
Ha. I know thats Asos. But its damn near and certainly the first thing I think most UK people of a certain age might be thinking - especially if there is a female in the house!
So on that alone, call me fickle but no thanks.
  • 3 2
 Beautiful rugged mountains! Buffed out, man-made, neutered flow "trails"... meh. Funny the way the sport is moving - more competent bikes, less challenging trails. Not that flow trails aren't fun, but ride'm once and that's it. A cheap thrill. Kid's stuff. Like cotton candy. After the first bite or so you're ready to toss it.
  • 2 0
 That was a rather awful video. I kept thinking it was a Pharma add for some sort of blood pressure medicine.
  • 2 0
 dreadful music. Nice looking trails : )
  • 4 2
 flow trails = boring crap !

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