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Alps Epic Trail Davos (suitable for E-MTB)

· 8 reviews · Mountainbiking · Davos Klosters
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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.
difficult
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.

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


Note(s)
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
E-Mail: info@davos.ch
Internet: www.davos.ch

Author’s recommendation

Get a fresh beer at the "last beer stop before heaven!" and visit Switzerland’s highest-altitude brewery in Monstein:

https://www.biervision-monstein.ch/ 

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Remy Horn 
Updated: August 26, 2020

Difficulty
S2 difficult
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Highest point
2568 m
Lowest point
974 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.

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.

Start

Peak of Jakobshorn (2566 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.772330, 9.848593
DMS
46°46'20.4"N 9°50'54.9"E
UTM
32T 564788 5180214
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Destination

Filisur

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Note

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.

Parking

Use the public parking at the Jakobshornbahn.

Coordinates

DD
46.772330, 9.848593
DMS
46°46'20.4"N 9°50'54.9"E
UTM
32T 564788 5180214
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Reviews

4.5
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G. Paul
August 26, 2020 · Community
Bin von Davos ohne Seilbahn bis Filisur komplett bis auf zwei kleine zu haarige Stellen (wenige Meter) durchgefahren. Habe mich für das Ebike entschieden und es nicht bereut. Viele Wurzelpfade sind bergauf, mit Biobike ist schieben angesagt. 1500hm uphill, 2000 tm downhill ab Davos. Der Forstweg hoch ist einfach und schön. Konditionell ist eher der nicht endend wohlende Trail problematisch. Die letzten 10km verlaufen in einer tiefen Schlucht an einem Fluss entlang, es wird ausdrucklich bei Starkregen und Gewitter gewarnt die Schlucht zu befahren. Umfahrungen Fehlanzeige, d.h. das Wetter sollte passen. Viel Spass!
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Fische Namenlos
August 26, 2020 · Community
Wege waren/sind soweit frei befahrbar. Man darf allerdings nicht die "Konditions"-Angabe unterschätzen; habs nur bis Monstein geschafft. Die Bergaufpassagen sind aufgrund der vielen Wurzeln eigentlich kaum durchgängig befahrbar (ausser man hat dickste Waden). Sowas für schwere E-MTB zu empfehlen ... naja.
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Beat Wirth 
July 02, 2020 · Community
Bin heute den Abschnitt Jatzmeder bis Wiesen Station gefahren. Die Abfahrt von der Oberalp nach Monstein ist wegen Bauarbeiten gesperrt. Alternativ-Routen sind ausgeschildert. Bin über Inneralpen direkt nach Jenisberg gefahren. Die Schwierigkeiten sind in etwa mit dem Abschnitt Jatzmeder-Hauderalp vergleichbar. Landschaftlich sehr dchön, einsam, aber mitunter auch anstrengend.
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Difficulty
S2 difficult
Distance
40.1 km
Duration
4:15h
Ascent
916 m
Descent
2401 m
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