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261: Rhäzünser Rheinauen

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  • Trail am Ufer des Rheins
    / Trail am Ufer des Rheins
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Auf dem Polenweg zwischen Rothenbrunnen und Reichenau
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Rheinauen Rhäzüns
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
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    Photo: Kirchgemeinde Rhäzüns
m 900 800 700 600 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Reichenau Zusammenfluss … Hinterrhein Rheinauen Kirche Sogn Gieri Rhäzüns
This pleasant mountain bike tour takes you along the Rhäzünser Rheinauen and features unique views of these wetlands of national importance. It also takes in a visit of the church at Sogn Gieri, famous for its murals, considered unrivalled by art historians.
easy
17.5 km
2:00 h
560 m
560 m

From the railway station at Rhäzüns we soon reach the water's edge, our nostrils filling with the fresh air from the wetlands. The Rhäzünser Rheinauen are among the most best preserved wetland areas in Switzerland and are considered of national importance. We continue along the single trail as it rises and falls until we reach the flatter section along the Rhine dam after Rothenbrunnen.

Along the Polenweg to Reichenau the sparse forest lets us glimpse wonderful views of these unique Rheinauen wetlands. Along this section of the route the Hinterrhein meanders from one side of the valley to the other. In Reichenau, the confluence of the Hinterrhein and Vorderrhein, we once again switch to the other side of the river and roll on towards Bonaduz.

After a short, steep ascent up to the high plateau of Rhäzüns and Bonaduz the route continues past Sogn Gieri (St. Georg), which is well worth a stop. The Romanesque church, more than 1,000 years old, is famous beyond Switzerland's borders for its astonishing and beautifully preserved murals. After the rewarding visit of Sogn Gieri we happily cycle back to Rhäzüns.

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Author
Michael Christ 
Updated: September 18, 2017
Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
678 m
Lowest point
588 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

www.churtourismus.ch

Start

Rhäzüns (654 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.799723, 9.399108
DMS
46°47'59.0"N 9°23'56.8"E
UTM
32T 530455 5182985
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Destination

Rhäzüns

Note

Wildlife refuge Ils Aults: January 01 - March 31
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.799723, 9.399108
DMS
46°47'59.0"N 9°23'56.8"E
UTM
32T 530455 5182985
w3w 
///monorail.diverting.cleansed
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
560 m
Descent
560 m
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