Deep ravines, impressive panoramic views and witnesses to the history of Graubünden’s transport routes await discovery at the Posterior Rhine.
Distance 202.6 km
Your journey starts in Chur where you’ll discover the rolling hills of the Domleschg fruit and castle country. The Glaspass is an insider tip that will take you to the Beverin Nature Park. The slope is long, but not too steep. A beautiful panorama tour takes you over the Heinzenberg back to the historic trading town of Thusis. The journey continues through the natural monument of Viamala Gorge, where 300-meter high cliffs will have you in awe. The route to Andeer leads through the villages of Schamserberg, which tower high above the valley and score points for their panoramic views. The route climbs up towards Lai da Vons. Here you’ll be able to enjoy the tranquility of nature and an epic panorama. You can ride down the hill until you reach Sufers, and through the valley floor of the Rheinwald you’ll reach Splügen, Graubünden's oldest pass village. From Medels via Nufenen and Posterior Rhine you’ll continue following the young Rhine towards its source. On the other side of the Rhine, the route leads down into the valley again and you’ll ride through the idyllic landscape passing the Posterior Rhine through the valley floor of the Rheinwald back to Splügen. The ascent through the Fugscht forest is short but steep. A rapid descent brings you to Sufnersee and on the Northern shore; you ride along a little-used road towards Roflaschlucht (gorge), which guarantees breathtaking views into a wild gorge. Via Bärenburg and Pignia, the route leads to Zillis, where the Capuns Swiss champion invites you to lunch at the hotel Post. Via Reischen you ride through the Viamala to Thusis and along the Posterior Rhine through the Domleschg. From Reichenau, where the Anterior Rhine and the Posterior Rhine merge, you have a comfortable ride back to Chur.
Tip: Gravelbikers with lots of leg power will manage stages 1 and 2 in one day.
Tip: Don’t worry about carrying your luggage on this trip multi-day trip. Book the luggage transfer from hotel to hotel - convenient and easy.
Update: April 29, 2021
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Basic Equipment for Bike Riding
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Bike Riding
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
- 6 Stages
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