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On ancient traces - foto: Surselva Tourismus

On ancient traces - foto: Surselva Tourismus

Tour description

On the way on ancient traces.
The Athenian, who 2500 years agon walked from Marathon to Athens and collapsed at the end, would probably have loved to do the errand on a modern mountain bike. He probably would have found a great pleasure in his mission. One can experience the «marathon» nowadays comfortably sitting on one's saddle: At the gateway to the Val Lumzenia a varied and now and then challenging tour for the persistent biker is offered. Properly speaking this tour with its 84 km distance should be called «double marathon». Racy downhills, passing by blossoming alpine meadows and picturesque mountain forests let you forget the struggle of the ascent. And a message can be carried even today: Who succeeds the bike marathon is allowed to call himself winner.


Worth seeing:
- Alp Nova
- Panoramic view over Obersaxen and the opposed Brigels
- Church in Surin
- Bridge passing the Valser Rhine between Uors and Surcasti
- Alp Staviala Vedra


Variants

Variante A: You start in Illanz and ride as far as Peiden Bad (Distance: 8.2km / Altitude difference: 132m). From Peiden Bad you ride on the original route. For the way back (from Peiden Bad to the rail station in Ilanz) you follow the was there.
Variante B: Short cut from the Lumbrein bridge passing by Üsser Schmala to Huot.


Note(s)

Restaurants:
- Var. in Lumbrein
- Var. in Vella
- Restaurant Stai, Tel. +41 (0)81 933 11 65
- Mountain restaurant Cuolm Sura, Tel. +41 (0)81 933 13 02
- Mountain inn Bündner Rigi, Tel. +41 (0)81 925 14 43
- Mountain inn Triel, Tel. +41 (0)81 931 14 22
- Bad Peiden, Tel. +41 (0)81 931 22 00
- Casa da Luzi, Tel. +41 (0)81 931 24 59


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Places along the route: Follow the sign post «Bikemarathon» from Lumbrein up to the «Alp da Lumbrein» - Alp da Lumbrein (1997 m) - then continue the sign posted route - Alp Nova (2074 m) - Alp Naul (1968 m) - Nallwald (1760 m) - Meierhof (1312 m) - Miraniga (1421 m) - Cuolm Sura (1585 m) - Sogn Carli (1584 m) - Vella (1251 m) - Degen (1128 m) - Peiden (819 m) - Bogn (878 m) - Uors (932 m) - Surcasti (966 m) - Silgin (1234 m) - Surin (1282 m) and then back to Lumbrein


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Tour history (B00621)

First published: Freitag, 15. Oktober 2010

Last updated: Mittwoch, 22. April 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.vallumnezia.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 65.1 km | Time requirement: 7 h
Ascent: 2696 m | Descent: 2696 m
Highest point: 2074 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty S2

Printing, information

See also

Bike Marathon: www.vallumnezia.ch/bike-marathon

Rhätische Bahn AG
Bahnhof Ilanz
7130 Ilanz
Tel: +41 (0)81 288 43 16
Fax: +41 (0)81 288 43 17
E-Mail: ilanz@rhb.ch
Internet: www.rhb.ch

Verkehrsverein Val Lumnezia
Casti de Mont
7144 Vella
Tel: +41 (0)81 931 18 58
Fax: +41 (0)81 931 34 13
Internet: www.vallumnezia.ch
E-Mail: info@vallumnezia.ch

regiun surselva
Glennerstrasse 22
CH-7130 Ilanz
Tel: +41 (0)81 926 25 00
Fax: +41 (0)81 926 25 01
Mail: regiun@surselva.ch
Internet: www.regiun-surselva.ch