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E-bike Domleschg castle tour

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An impressive circular tour through the Domleschg valley south of Chur, which is characterised by rolling hills, orchards and numerous castles.
moderate
Distance 61.3 km
4:25 h
618 m
618 m
805 m
564 m
Along the right bank of the Rhine via Felsberg and Tamins, this tour first leads to Reichenau, where the confluence of the Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein is located, which can be seen impressively from the bridge. The tour continues picturesquely over the plateau of Bonaduz and Rhäzüns until you finally reach the Domleschg at Rothenbrunnen. Now follows a magnificent round tour through the southern-looking valley, which is characterized by rolling hills, orchards and numerous castles. A landscape that invites you to explore it on an e-bike. Again and again, the view sweeps over impressive castles, palaces and castle ruins - from Juvalt Castle near Rothenbrunnen to Hohen Rätien Castle near Sils, they characterize the Domleschg landscape. Lake Canova near Paspels invites you to take a refreshing dip in the water (bathing season from May to mid-October). The trail continues along the Polenweg with a view of the Rhäzünser Rheinauen, which are among the most intact floodplain landscapes in Switzerland and are of national importance. Behind the golf course of Domat/Ems with a view of the "Tumas" (the striking hills that originate from landslides and are under nature protection) then follows the last stretch back to the Alpine City of Chur. 
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Michael Christ 
Update: May 20, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
805 m
Lowest point
564 m
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Tips and hints

Outside Chur: Rental and service station in Chur with info lounge and useful accessories for on the road. T +41 81 252 27 53, www.outsidechur.com

Start

Station Chur (585 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'477E 1'191'247N
DD
46.853236, 9.529987
DMS
46°51'11.6"N 9°31'48.0"E
UTM
32T 540402 5188991
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Destination

Station Chur

Turn-by-turn directions

From Chur on the Rhine route 2 to Bonaduz. There ride across the plateau to Rhäzüns and along the road to Rothenbrunnen. Now follow the Graubünden Route 6 to Thusis and on to Sils. The return journey then follows through the hilly landscape along the castles and via Canova Lake back to Rothenbrunnen. From there on the Graubünden Route 6 back to Chur. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Chur train station is easily accessible by SBB (Swiss Federal Railways), Rhaetian Railways, Postbus or Chur Bus. 

Getting there

Motorway exit Chur Nord or Chur Süd and then drive to the city centre. 

Parking

At Chur railway station two multi-storey car parks are available (Otto & Alex / SBB Park & Rail). 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'477E 1'191'247N
DD
46.853236, 9.529987
DMS
46°51'11.6"N 9°31'48.0"E
UTM
32T 540402 5188991
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
61.3 km
Duration
4:25 h
Ascent
618 m
Descent
618 m
Highest point
805 m
Lowest point
564 m
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