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Alps Epic Trail Davos (suitable for E-MTB)

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Until now, no other trail in Switzerland has been crowned 'IMBA Epic Trail'. Thus the «Alps Epic Trail Davos» belongs to the circle of the best mountain bike trails around the world.

40.1 km
4:15 h
916 m
2401 m

The mountain railway takes you up to the top of Jakobshorn, to the starting point of the epic trail. Take the gravel road towards Sertig Dörfli. After a short climb, the single track begins. Since the reconstruction of the track in 2015 it is very nice and flowy to ride. Once you arrive in Sertig Dörfli, you have two options for a coffee break at the local restaurants Bergführer in Sertig Dörfli or Walserhuus in Sertig Sand. A road connects the two places. The trail head of the next single track starts next to Walserhuus, climbing up to Rinerhorn. The route 647 Rinerhorn/Sertig goes along the same track, but in the opposite direction.
After a climb of 250 metres in altitude, you will reach the fire place on Äbirügg with superb panoramic views of Davos. From there, a gravel road leads towards the top station of the Rinerhorn mountain railway, passing by the restaurant Rinerhorn. Soon after there is a turn-off on the left side towards Monstein. This is also part of the route 335 Monstein, so it is easiest to follow these sign-posts. On a hilly and challenging track you pass by Nidel Löffel, Leidbach and Hauderalp, where dairymen sometimes keep fresh milk cooling in the fountain to refresh thirsty bikers. After a few bends on the road to Monstein the route again branches off on an exciting single track towards Oberalp and Inneralp and then downhill to Monstein. This picturesque village is worth a stop and the inns in the attractive Walser village offer bikers a warm welcome in their garden restaurants. In Monstein, you will also find the «last beerstop before heaven» - a small brewery that produces local beer.
After a break to refuel, you follow the route 338 Zügenschlucht. From Monstein, the route leads in the direction of the old silver mines, first along a wide forest trail. A gradual climb leads up all the way to Teuf Zügji. Here you take the single track on your right and get on a technically demanding section towards Jenisberg. This part is only a pleasure for bikers free from giddiness, as there are some deep gorges along the way, while you pass by Brunnentöbeli, Löser, Chüetobel to get to the junction towards Jenisberg.
A little detour to Jenisberg is worthwhile because of the outstanding view and the little pub called Gässälibeiz. The Alps Epic Trail however branches off in the junction before, taking a right that takes you on an exciting downhill run into the Zügenschlucht gorge. The route then leads along the old Zügenstrasse to Wiesen station. The best panoramic view of the gorge is from the Bärentritt (short flight of steps). At Wiesen Station you leave the route 337 and follow the guidepost to Leidboden. Follow the trail along the Landwasser until you stand below the Landwasserviadukt. Now, the last climb leads you up to the train station of Filisur. To shorten the wait for the train, you should treat yourself with the excellent regional ice cream, available at the pub of the train station.


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

The Alps Epic Trail has not been signposted. Please read the description for orientation.

See also
Destination Davos Klosters
Davos Destinations-Organisation (Genossenschaft)
Talstrasse 41
CH-7270 Davos Platz
Tel: +41(0)81 415 21 21

Author’s recommendation

Get a fresh beer at the "last beer stop before heaven!" and visit Switzerland’s highest-altitude brewery in Monstein: User
Remy Horn
Updated: August 29, 2019

S2 difficult
Highest point
2568 m
Lowest point
974 m
Best time of year

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.

Tips, hints and links

The Alps Epic Trail is not signposted separately. Please use the detailed route description for orientation.

Please follow the route until 10.00 o'clock or after 15.00 o'clock out of consideration for hikers. Thank you very much.


Peak of Jakobshorn (2566 m)
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Turn-by-turn directions

Jakobshorngipfel - Sertig Dörfli - Äbirügg - Bergstation Rinerhorn - Hauderalp - Oberalp - Monstein - Säge - Erzgruben - Zügenschlucht - Bärentritt - Bahnhof Wiesen - Leidboden - Landwasserviadukt - Filisur


Wildlife refuge Rotschwald, Glaris: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

With the RhB from Landquart to Davos Platz

Getting there

Route 28 from Landquart to Davos.


Use the public parking at the Jakobshornbahn.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Andrin Andrea
July 22, 2019 · Community
Technisch anspruchsvolle Tour, gut geeignet für fortgeschrittene Mountainbiker. Auch mit dem E-MTB gut zu fahren, allerdings wird der Flow regelmässig gebremst. Ich bin erstaunt, wie viele Fahranfänger auf der schwierigen Tour unterwegs sind. Besonders die Strecke vom Jakobshorn ins Sertig Dörfli ist für Anfänger nicht geeignet. Es hat viele Steine im Weg, die Mut und Können erfordern. Die Tour ist aber wunderschön und für Fortgeschrittene Biker wirklich zu empfehlen. Mit dem Zug kann man von Davos Wiesen zurück nach Davos Platz. Bei der Seilbahn gibt es genügend Parkplätze und gleich daneben die Möglichkeit, das Bike zu waschen.
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Davos Epic Trail
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March 25, 2019 · Community
Ganz toller Trail. Wir sind im Oktober 2017 vom Jakobshorn bis nach Monstein gefahren, den Trail vom Sertig Dörfli allerdings nicht bergauf nach Empfehlung einiger Locals, sondern bergab am nächsten Tag. Es war schon etwas verschneit oben, aber war #allesfahrbar. Im Anhang einige Impressionen vom Alps Epic Trail.
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Done at October 01, 2017
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ALPS EPIC TRAIL: Down into Sertig valley | Mountain biking the Alps Epic Trail MTB
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S2 difficult
40.1 km
4:15 h
916 m
2401 m
Public transport friendly Scenic In and out With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent Insider tip


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