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001 Alpine Bike

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There is no better way to experience Switzerland’s fascination than by biking through the Alps. Over numerous passes, always through new valleys. A route that is extremely challenging in terms of technique and fitness but also incredibly fascinating.
difficult
Distance 345 km
44:32 h
11,618 m
11,469 m

Granted, there are faster ways from Scuol in Graubunden to Aigle in Canton Vaud. But none more spectacular. On this tour from the most eastern corner of Switzerland to the south west, you experience the result of millions of years of geological thrust. The tour from the Graubunden Alps, through the Bernese Oberland Alps to the Vaud Alps is never-ending up and down effort. Mountain chain follows mountain chain, and it seems you are always pushing your feet down in front of your studded tyres to add only a few stamina-sapping metres of altitude.

But who wants to think about such effort in the face of so much beauty? On old Roman trails, forest and alp roads, you bike through imposing high mountains with panoramic views of snow-covered 4000-metre summits, over flower-filled Alpine pastures down into remote valleys, alongside shimmering lakes and streams, past idyllic chapels and villages, now on technically demanding trails, now on wide unsurfaced roads, always with the ring of cowbells in your ears and the scent of meadow flowers or hay in your nose.

A fantastic tour with countless biking highlights, taking around 16 days and demanding a certain degree of fitness and technique.

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Author
Stefan Sommerfeld
Update: July 09, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,682 m
Lowest point
663 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

Graubünden Ferien
Alexanderstrasse 24
7000 Chur
+41 81 254 24 43
contact@graubuenden.ch
www.graubuenden.ch

 

Start

Scuol (1,286 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.793508, 10.286490
DMS
46°47'36.6"N 10°17'11.4"E
UTM
32T 598181 5183021
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Destination

GR: Andermatt, whole tour: Aigle

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.793508, 10.286490
DMS
46°47'36.6"N 10°17'11.4"E
UTM
32T 598181 5183021
w3w 
///likely.discusses.traded
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • 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.

Questions and answers

Question from S 8  · June 19, 2021 · Community
Strecke 345 km, Dauer 44:32 h, Aufstieg 11.618 hm, Abstieg 11.469 hm 19.6.21 Status geschlossen. Kann doch nicht sein! Und dies wegen einer gesperrten Brücke von 145 m (Gemeinde Scuol, Fraktion Scuol, Gurlaina-Brücke). X Touren, die über diese Brücke führen haben zum Sommerbeginn noch diesen geschlossenen Status. Es sollte doch nicht so kompliziert sein, diesen Abschnitt über die Brücke neu zu kartieren. 2 Brücken in nächster Nähe führen über den Inn (Punt* 1 km, Tulai 1,5 km Umweg). * Nationalpark Bike-Marathon führt über diese Brücke ins Ziel
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Question from Henning Dencks · June 02, 2020 · Community
Hallo, bei meinen Recherchen zur "Alpine Bike" durch die schweizer Alpen bin ich dich gestoßen. Der Beitrag ist zwar schon ein paar Jahre alt, ich hoffe aber auf diesem Weg an ein paar nähere Infos zu der Tour zu kommen. Ich plane im Juli und August eine längere Tour durch die Schweiz, starten werde ich in Basel auf der Jura-Tour bis zum Lac Leman und dann auf der 1 weiter nach Graubünden. Und damit komme ich auch schon zu meinen beiden Fragen: 1. Kann man die Tour auch in entgegengesetzer Richtung fahren oder ist es ein Problem wenn Auf- und Abfahrt vertauscht werden? Ich hatte das schon, dass dann der Singletrail, der bergab ganz toll ist, in die andere Richtung mühsam hochgeschoben werden muss. 2. Da ich eine 6-wöchige Bikepacking-Tour mit Zelt mache habe ich ca. 10-12 kg Gepäck dabei. Ich kann mir zwar Zeit lassen, trotzdem frage ich mich ob das von der Strecke her möglich ist. Wäre toll, wenn ich ein Feedback von euch kriegen könnte! Viele Grüsse Henning
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Answered by Josho Hoe · July 03, 2020 · Community
Hey Henning, ich habe diesen Juli/August diesselben Pläne. Vielleicht wollen wir uns zusammentun und gemeinsam ein paar Kilometer hobeln. Bei Interesse kannst du dich ja gerne mal auf Instagram: Joshii2017 melden. Grüße

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
345 km
Duration
44:32 h
Ascent
11,618 m
Descent
11,469 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available

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