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  • / Aufstieg zum Churer Joch
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
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  • / Prächtige Bergflora im Frühling/Sommer
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  • / Auf dem Churer Joch
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
  • / Abfahrt vom Joch Richtung Tschiertschen
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  • / Walserdorf Tschiertschen
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An exciting circuit tour with a fantastic viewpoint and a picturesque mountain village.
moderate
Distance 37.3 km
5:00 h
1,500 m
1,500 m
The tour starts at the Chur railway station and leads over the Plessurquai in the direction of Meiersboden. As far as Churwalden, follow the signposted route 255, which leads pleasantly upwards along the beautiful Polenweg. In Churwalden you leave route 255 and shortly afterwards turn left, where the second part of the ascent follows (if the whole tour is too long for you, you can take the post bus in Chur with your bike and start the tour from Churwalden). The route climbs higher and higher and the landscape becomes more and more picturesque, characterised by a rich alpine flora, especially in early summer.  At Foppa, already at 1753 m above sea level, the road branches off to the left. The highest point, the Churer Joch, can be seen from far away. But the legs still have to pedal bravely until then. It's worth it! A far view to the Calanda, the Lenzerheide and the Arosa mountain range opens up. And those who continue at the hut to the summit can see the Alpine City of Chur deep down in the valley.

The descent leads on a single trail in the direction of Tschietschen. Later one drives on a forest road to Furgglis, where there is a beautiful mountain inn. On another trail over the Geissboden the trail continues down to the pretty mountain village of Tschiertschen. The red shining geraniums and many coloured flowers decorate the wooden houses darkened by the sun. The further descent first follows the main road, changing to a single trail above the road to Praden. There again a bit of descent follows on the road until finally a beautiful single trail branches off to the right through the Steinbach forest and leads to the valley near Meiersboden/Araschgen. From there take the road back to Chur.

Chur, the Alpine City, here a visit to the picturesque Old Town is worthwhile. Refresh yourself, for example, on the Kornplatz with a fine Alpine City ice cream in the Gelateria Evviva Plankis.

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Author
Michael Christ 
Update: October 08, 2021
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,042 m
Lowest point
584 m
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Rest Stop

Churer Joch 2042m
Panorama Restaurant
Tschiertschen

Tips and hints

If you want to shorten the tour a bit, take the Postbus in Chur (incl. mountain bike transport) to Churwalden or Parpan and start the ascent to the Churer Joch from there.

Start

Chur (584 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'410E 1'191'229N
DD
46.853084, 9.529097
DMS
46°51'11.1"N 9°31'44.7"E
UTM
32T 540335 5188974
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Destination

Chur

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'410E 1'191'229N
DD
46.853084, 9.529097
DMS
46°51'11.1"N 9°31'44.7"E
UTM
32T 540335 5188974
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

4.5
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Thomas Marty
August 08, 2018 · Community
Schöne Tour und angenehm zu fahren 👍😎
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Mittwoch, 8. August 2018 13:59:17
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Mittwoch, 8. August 2018 13:59:55
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Mittwoch, 8. August 2018 14:00:03
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Patrick Arnet
May 23, 2016 · Community
Karte und Beschrieb stimmen nicht überein. Wenn man dem Polenwäg folgt kommt man bis nach Churwalden. Bitte dementsprechend anpassen!
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When did you do this route? May 22, 2016

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Reviews
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
37.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,500 m
Descent
1,500 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights Insider tip Summit route Singletrail/Free ride

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