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E-bike round trip Lenzerheide - Alter Schin - Domleschg

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Magnificent round tour via the Polenweg to Lenzerheide and via Domleschg valley back to Chur. Spectacular is the path road "Alter Schin" cut into the rock high above the Albula gorge.
moderate
Distance 59.9 km
5:45 h
1,238 m
1,250 m
1,555 m
564 m
From Chur you can follow the signalized bikeroute 255 "Brambrüesch" via Passugg and the Polenweg to Churwalden. The route continues via Mittelberg to Parpan and shortly afterwards you pass the lake "Heidsee" on the right shore and ride through the center of Lenzerheide. Now follows the descent via Lain and Muldain and finally to the entrance of the legendary Alter Schin, a road cut into the steep mountain flank high above the Albula gorge. The former trade route from the Middle Ages leads at airy heights and through rock tunnels spectacularly down into Domleschg. The southern-looking valley is characterized by rolling hills, orchards and numerous castles, a landscape that invites you to explore it by e-bike. Lake Canova 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
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Landscape
Highest point
1,555 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 (1,473 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'761'980E 1'177'354N
DD
46.727700, 9.557867
DMS
46°43'39.7"N 9°33'28.3"E
UTM
32T 542627 5175056
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Destination

Station Chur

Turn-by-turn directions

From Chur ascent on the bikeroute 255 (Brambrüesch) to Churwalden. From there via Salez and Mittelberg to Parpan and Lenzerheide. From Gravas the continuation takes place first on the bikeroute 603 (Alpine Tour) to Trantermoira above Lain and from there on the bikeroute 90 (Graubünden Bike) via the "Alter Schin" to the valley floor to Scharans. The further return journey through Domleschg is through the hilly landscape along the castles and via Canova Lake 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
2'761'980E 1'177'354N
DD
46.727700, 9.557867
DMS
46°43'39.7"N 9°33'28.3"E
UTM
32T 542627 5175056
w3w 
///unguarded.poorly.hospitals
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
59.9 km
Duration
5:45 h
Ascent
1,238 m
Descent
1,250 m
Highest point
1,555 m
Lowest point
564 m
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