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261 Rhäzünser Rheinauen

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Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren Explorers Choice 
  • Kirche Sogn Gieri Chor
    / Kirche Sogn Gieri Chor
    Photo: Graubünden Ferien
  • / Panorama Rheinauen
    Photo: Graubünden Ferien
  • / Rheinauen Ufer
    Photo: Graubünden Ferien
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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 historia
moderate
Distance 17.5 km
1:15 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
Alexander Koberl
Update: May 14, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
697 m
Lowest point
584 m
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Start

Rhäzüns (655 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'749'642E 1'184'965N
DD
46.799024, 9.399007
DMS
46°47'56.5"N 9°23'56.4"E
UTM
32T 530448 5182908
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Destination

Rhäzüns

Turn-by-turn directions

Rhäzüns - Saulzas - Undrau - Rothenbrunnen - Polenweg - Schafweide - Stn. Reichenau-Tamins - Nulez - Plazzas - Sogn Gieri - Rhäzüns

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Mit der Bahn nach Rhäzüns.

Getting there

Auf der A13/E432 in Richtung und bis nach Rhäzüns.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'749'642E 1'184'965N
DD
46.799024, 9.399007
DMS
46°47'56.5"N 9°23'56.4"E
UTM
32T 530448 5182908
w3w 
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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.

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Rating

3.5
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Max Witek
September 12, 2016 · Community
Ich hatte mir von der Tour etwas mehr erwartet. Die Tour ist als mittel kategorisiert, war aber über den Grossteil der Strecke eigentlich relativ anspruchslos. Konzentrieren muss man sich auf gesamt vielleicht 50m. Die Höhenmeter stimmen auch ganz und garnicht, real sind es vielleicht 300-350hm. Ganz nett zum kombinieren, entspricht aber mMn nicht der Beschreibung.
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When did you do this route? September 11, 2016
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Mike Heini
April 08, 2016 · Outdooractive Editors
Schöne, abwechslungsreiche Tour! Von Domat/(Ems aus gestartet. Immer wieder mit schönen Ausblicken auf Rheinlandschaft und Schloss. Teilweise mit spannenden, auch mal steilen Trails ganz nah am Fluss. Herrlich.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
560 m
Descent
560 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Singletrail/Free ride

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