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E-bike round tour Walser settlement Stams

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  • Blick von Says ins Churer Rheintal
    Blick von Says ins Churer Rheintal
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A very varied circular tour with ascent via Valzeina and the wild valley behind it to the Walser settlement of Stams, where a magnificent view and a rustic mountain inn beckon.
moderate
Distance 53.5 km
5:15 h
1,358 m
1,358 m
1,692 m
523 m
After a leisurely roll through the Graubünden Rhine Valley into the Prättigau region, the climb on the mountain road towards Valzeina begins shortly before Grüsch. The small mountain village is a typical Walser scattered settlement with numerous farms, which are far apart. After leaving the asphalt road, the climb continues through the long, wild and magnificent Valzeina valley up to Stams, the highest point of the tour. The beautifully situated Walser settlement is today only used as a maiensäss. In addition to the great view far into the Chur Rhine Valley, there is also a rustic mountain restaurant where you can fortify yourself with drinks and Graubünden specialties.

Now follows a long descent via Says - also a Walser settlement - down to the village of Trimmis. Finally, it's back to the Alpine City of Chur on a beautiful bike path through the Fürstenwald forest.

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Michael Christ 
Update: May 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,692 m
Lowest point
523 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:
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2'759'476E 1'191'249N
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46.853247, 9.529973
DMS
46°51'11.7"N 9°31'47.9"E
UTM
32T 540401 5188992
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Destination

Station Chur

Turn-by-turn directions

From Chur on the Rhine Route 2 to Landquart, there along the Prättigau Route 21 to the fork in the mountain road to Valzeina. Follow this to the village of Valzeina and from there on bikeroute 330 (Panorama Ride) to the "Laubenzug" junction. Here continue on the bikeroute Graubünden 90 to Stams. The descent is also along the Graubünden 90 bikeroute to Trimmis on the mountain road. From Trimmis on the Churer Rheinroute 501 back to Chur.

The ride is also possible in the opposite direction.

Note

Wildlife refuge Valzeinerberg: February 01 - April 15
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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
2'759'476E 1'191'249N
DD
46.853247, 9.529973
DMS
46°51'11.7"N 9°31'47.9"E
UTM
32T 540401 5188992
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
53.5 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
1,358 m
Descent
1,358 m
Highest point
1,692 m
Lowest point
523 m
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