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338 Zügen Gorge (suitable for E-MTB)

Mountainbiking · Praettigau-Davos
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    Photo: Antonella Klee, Graubünden Ferien
  • / Danny MacAskill & Claudio Caluori: Home of Trails
    Video: Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: Antonella Klee, Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: Antonella Klee, Graubünden Ferien
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Not only railway passengers find the Zügen gorge awe-inspiring. In similar fashion to the railway line, the bike trails snake their way along the top of the gorge towards Wiesen and back, providing bikers with impressive views. The route is often open in
difficult
Distance 44.5 km
5:30 h
1,380 m
1,380 m
1,767 m
1,215 m

Travelling along Mattastrasse from Davos you enter the Matta woods. Following the road to Clavadel you reach Heid and Junkerboden. Through the fields, in places a single trail, you come to Spina and the Walser village Monstein. Here, don't miss a chance to visit to Europe's highest brewery! Now the route passes an old silver mine on a wide forest path. Then on a technically more difficult trail (at times you carry the bike) you reach Jenisberg. Before Jenisberg, you turn right into the Zügen gorge. Following the old Zügen road, you come to Wiesen railway station. After Wiesen railway station, a steep climb gets you onto the old Zügen path. On the opposite side of the valley, you ride back along the edge of the gorge. This single trail is suited primarily for experienced bikers. Following a short downhill run you reach Davos Glaris and on a side road through Lengmatta Frauenkirch you ride into Davos.

 

HOME OF TRAILS

Incidentally: The famous bridge from the "Home of Trails" video, where Danny MacAskill balances on the wall over a roughly 84 meter drop is located at the Wiesen train station.

Discover the Landwasser Bridge

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Alexander Koberl
Update: August 06, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,767 m
Lowest point
1,215 m
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Safety information

In Davos Klosters there are many alps with livestock farming. Therefore, you can expect to encounter animals everywhere. Please be considerate and drive the terrain at an appropriate speed.

Start

Davos, Tourismus- und Sportzentrum (1,543 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'782'309E 1'185'892N
DD
46.799221, 9.827085
DMS
46°47'57.2"N 9°49'37.5"E
UTM
32T 563114 5183184
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Destination

Davos, Tourismus- und Sportzentrum

Turn-by-turn directions

Davos, Tourismus- und Sportzentrum - Davos Platz - Mattawald - Clavadel - Heidboden - Junkerboden - Spina - Monstein - Jenisberg - Zügenschlucht - Bärentritt - Stn. Wiesen - Wiesen - Wiesner Berg - Alter Zügenweg - Glaris - Davos Platz - Davos, Tourismus- und Sportzentrum

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Mit dem Zug (RhB) bis Davos Platz, kurze Fahrt mit dem Bike zum Tourismus- und Sportzentrum Davos (Ausgangspunkt).

Getting there

Von Zürich / St. Margrethen her kommend verlassen Sie die Autobahn A13/E43 in Landquart in Richtung Landquart, Davos, Vereina. Fahren Sie auf der N28 bis nach Davos.

Parking

Parkmöglichkeiten am Tourismus- und Sportzentrum in Davos.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'782'309E 1'185'892N
DD
46.799221, 9.827085
DMS
46°47'57.2"N 9°49'37.5"E
UTM
32T 563114 5183184
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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
44.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,380 m
Descent
1,380 m
Highest point
1,767 m
Lowest point
1,215 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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