Superb single tracks and impressive Zügenschlucht gorge.
The route leads from Davos along the Mattastrasse into the Mattawald forest. A road through the forest leads to Clavadel and then up to Heidboden and Junkerboden. From there you ride along a track, a single track in parts, to Spina and the Walser village of Monstein.
From there the route leads in the direction of the old silver mines, first along a wide forest trail then on a technically demanding section to Jenisberg. Parts of the trail are exposed and, after a hard winter, can be blocked by avalanche cones meaning that bikes have to be carried. The trail branches off to the right before Jenisberg and takes you on an exciting downhill run into the Zügenschlucht gorge.
The route then leads along the old Zügenstrasse to Wiesen station. The best panoramic view of the gorge is from the Bärentritte (short flight of steps).
After a short descent to Wiesen station, a steep ascent begins via Wiesen to the old Zügenweg. Now you again ride alongside the edge of the gorge on the opposite side of the valley. Part of this single track also leads over terrain with extremely sheer drops and is only pure pleasure for skilled bikers.
After a short descent you finally reach Davos Glaris from where you return to Davos via Lengmatta Frauenkirch, on side roads and also along a cycle path.
Arrival/departure by public transport:
By train (Rhaetian Railway) to Davos Platz, short bike ride to the Tourism and Sport Centre in Davos (departure point)
Continuously signposted as Route 338, departure point Tourism and Sport Centre Davos.
Part of the route leads over terrain with extremely sheer drops – strictly only for those with a good head for heights!
Time of year: June - October
Bike help points:
Bikeshop Corona, +41 81 413 44 12
Ivan’s Velo Sport Davos, +41 81 413 39 09
Metz – 2Radfachgeschäft, +41 81 413 51 32
Monstein Walser village, Wiesner viaduct, Zügenschlucht gorge
Spina, Monstein, Jenisberg, Wiesen station, Wiesen
Information for bikers:
All six Davos Klosters mountain rail & cableways and the Rhaetian Railway transport mountain bikers. Mountain ascents, as well as the train trip between Filisur and Klosters Dorf are free for bikers holding a Davos Klosters Inclusive Card.
Davos Klosters mountain rail & cableways charge CHF 10.00 / day or CHF 5.00 / trip to transport bikes. The Schatzalp funicular charges CHF 4.00 / trip for bike transport. Rhaetian Railway bike transport costs CHF 18.00 (without half-fare card) / CHF 12.00 (with half-fare card) per day or the price of a passenger ticket on short sections.
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Tour history (B00174)
First published: Montag, 12. Juli 2010
Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014
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