Scenic tour over the Strelapass and Durannapass, past the Grünsee lake and the old Walser settlements of Strassberg and Sapün Dörfji.
From the Tourism & Sport Centre in Davos Platz, the route leads along the Talstrasse towards Davos Dorf. On reaching Hotel Cresta, you fork left and begin the climb. This is first on asphalt, crosses the Promenade and then after passing the last houses becomes a wide unsurfaced road.
The route becoming steeper and with looser stones.
From the Strelapass you enjoy wonderful views back to Davos and down to Sapün. A very demanding single track dotted with tight bends is waiting, taking you down to the old Walser settlement of Sapün.
From there the downhill run continues on a faster cycle path to Langwies. The next long but pleasant ascent starts in Langwies, leading to the settlement of Strassberg and on to the idyllic Grünsee lake. Riding across lush, green meadows you soon reach the Durannapass and the well-earned downhill run that follows. On a thrilling ride over varied terrain and passing Schifer and Serneuser Schwendi, you reach the Cavadürli railway halt and the start of a superb single track towards the Wolfgangpass. From the Wolfgangpass you roll back down to Davos.
Variante A: The long climb from Davos to the Strelapass can be covered with the Parsenn funicular. A racy downhill run leads from Weissfluhjoch through the Haupter Täli valley along the Felsenweg to Strelapass.
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 631, departure point Tourism and Sport Centre Davos. Caution: From Arosa the route is also signposted as 631, the route leads from Langwies directly on to Strassberg and not to Arosa.
After lengthy periods of rain, the Prättigau side of the Durannapass can often be very boggy.
Time of year: July – 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
Schatzalp, Sapün, Langwies, Strassberg, Serneuser Schwendi, Wolfgang
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 (000374)
First published: Sonntag, 9. März 2003
Last updated: Freitag, 15. August 2014
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