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Davos Klosters Bahnentour

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Take the different mountain railway nine times to the top of the mountain and arc your way down by taking any of the diverse single trails extending to an elevation gain of a total of 10,000m.
difficult
Distance 104 km
8:30 h
635 m
8,470 m
2,693 m
808 m

The Davos Klosters resort has unique amenities with five different cable cars, all able to transport bikes. Combining these cable cars and lifts creates a bike tour offering almost 10,000 metres of descent* - there's nowhere else like it! The tour demands excellent and safe riding technique in alpine terrain and also needs riders to keep to a schedule. The Bahnentour, or «Cable Car» tour, as it has become known, is a tour at the limit of what is possible, which is why many bikers do not succeed the first time. The timing does not permit rests or a lunch stop, clearly making the trail experience even more intense.

Sections:

1st section: Descent to Parsenn funicular railway valley station: 8.20
Davos - Weissfluh ridge - Felsenweg - Strela Pass - Chörbschhorn - Stafelalp - Frauenkirch - Glaris. Get off and push on the Chörbschhorn climb; difficult descent to the Stafelalp.

2nd section: Descent to Rinerhorn valley station: approx. 10.10
Glaris - Rinerhorn - Äbirügg - Heidboden - Wildboden - Davos. Excellent single trail descent.

3rd section: Descent to Parsenn valley station: 12.20
Davos - Weissfluh ridge - Meierhofer Täli - Wolfgang - Grüenbödeli - Klosters. The longest descent with a simple, short climb before the Wolfgang Pass.

4th section: Descent to Gotschna valley station: 13.45
Klosters - Gotschna - Chalbersäss - Serneuser Schwendi - Rütiwald forest - Klosters village

5th section: Descent to Gotschna valley station 14:45
Gotschnaboden - Freeride section - Klosters.
Descent on the Grisons A Line, the freeriding section to Klosters

6th section: Descent to Gotschna valley station: 15.15
Klosters - Gotschna - Schwarzseealp - Gotschnaboden - Zugwald - Klosters. Very difficult section to the Schwarzsee Alp.

7th section: Descent to Madrisa valley station: approx. 16.15
Klosters village - Madrisa - Flue - Klosters village. Difficult section from Flue to the valley station.

8th section: Descent to Madrisa valley station: at latest 17:00
Klosters village - Madrisa - Arensa - Saas - Küblis. Highest section on an old hiking route, then tricky single trail section to Saas.

*A biking ban means that it is no longer possible to ride down the descent from the Strela Pass to Davos. We are currently looking for an alternative to the missing 1,140 metres of descent.

Note(s)
Operating hours of lifts, cable cars and mountain railways:
- Parsenn: 8.15-12.15, 13.15-16.15 (ascent to Weissfluh ridge by chairlift)
- Rinerhorn: 8.30-12.30, 13.30-17.00
- Gotschna: 8.15-12.15, 13.15-16.45
- Madrisa: 8.15-17.00

Lifts/cable cars: 8
Single track riding: over 90%
Repeated trails: 1 (Felsenweg, approx. 1 km)
Lift/cable car ticket: 48 CHF (with «Guest Pass»: 10 CHF)
Difficulty: technically very difficult in parts, only recommended for experience and fit riders
Tour author: Thomas Giger, Ride Magazine

See also
Destination Davos Klosters
Davos Destination Organisation (Cooperative)
Talstrasse 41
CH-7270 Davos Platz
Tel: +41(0)81 415 21 21
E-Mail: info@davos.ch 
Internet: www.davos.ch 

«Bahnen» Tour: www.bahnentour.ch 
Information for bikers: www.bike-davos.ch  nd www.bike-klosters.ch 

Author’s recommendation

Take the funicular/single trail tour with the guide and inventor Thomi Giger: 

www.bahnentour.bike 

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Author
Remy Horn 
Update: December 23, 2020
Difficulty
S3 difficult
Technique
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,693 m
Lowest point
808 m
Best time of year
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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 and hints

Here you can find more informations on the bookable Bahnentour package.

Start

Davos, Parsenn valley station (2,667 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'780'571E 1'189'602N
DD
46.833045, 9.805791
DMS
46°49'59.0"N 9°48'20.8"E
UTM
32T 561451 5186926
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Destination

Küblis

Turn-by-turn directions

Davos - Weissfluhjoch - Felsenweg - Strelapass - Chörbschhorn - Stafelalp - Frauenkirch - Glaris - Rinerhorn - Äbirügg - Heidboden - Wildboden - Davos - Meierhofer Täli - Wolfgang - Grüenbödeli - Klosters - Gotschna - Chalbersäss - Serneuser Schwendi - Rütiwald - Klosters Dorf - Gotschna - Schwarzseealp - Gotschnaboden - Zugwald - Klosters Dorf - Madrisa - Flue - Klosters Dorf - Madrisa - Arensa - Saas - Küblis

Note

Wildlife refuge Schlifitschuggen: December 20 - April 15
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

Please use the public parking slots in Davos Klosters.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'780'571E 1'189'602N
DD
46.833045, 9.805791
DMS
46°49'59.0"N 9°48'20.8"E
UTM
32T 561451 5186926
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Here you can find our bike-maps.

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
S3 difficult
Distance
104 km
Duration
8:30 h
Ascent
635 m
Descent
8,470 m
Highest point
2,693 m
Lowest point
808 m
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