Plan a route here Copy route
Mountainbiking

Kunkelspass round trip

· 2 reviews · Mountainbiking · Chur
Responsible for this content
Chur Tourismus Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Aufstieg zum Kunkelspass
    / Aufstieg zum Kunkelspass
    Photo: Michael Christ, Andrea Badrutt
  • / Kunkelspass - hier fährt kaum ein Biker vorbei
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Kunkelspass
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Blick vom Kunkelspass ins Rheintal
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Abfahrt durch spektakuläre Landschaft
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • / Blick zurück auf den legendären Kunkelspass
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • /
    Photo: Chur Tourismus
  • / Samstag, 15. Oktober 2016, 15:29 Uhr
    Photo: Roger Kollbrunner, Community
m 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 50 40 30 20 10 km Berggasthaus Überuf Kunkelspass Kunkelspass Calanda 2805m Alpenrhein
The Kunkels Pass bike tour is a real classic and well known among mountain bikers. You completely ride around the impressive Calanda mountain on this tour.
difficult
56 km
4:30 h
963 m
963 m

From the Chur railway station, follow the national cycling route no. 2 (Rhine route) and cycle at the riverbank to Landquart. In Landquart, cross the Rhine river and later at Sarelli go left and follow the road up to Pfäfers and carry on to Vättis through a rugged basin with almost vertical mountain slopes.

The final ascent to the pass takes you away from the traffic through unspoilt, splendid countryside. Shortly past the Eggwald mountain restaurant, you leave the Canton of St. Gallen and enter Grisons again before reaching the pass summit.

When crossing from the Tamina Valley into the Rhine Valley, the great differences at either side of the water divide are amazing. The final descent to Tamins is a special treat, offering views of the confluence of the Vorder and Hinter Rhine. From Tamins take the national cycle route No. 2 (Rhine route) back to Chur (or return by rail from Reichenau station).

Profile picture of Michael Christ
Author
Michael Christ 
Updated: January 02, 2020
Difficulty
S0 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1357 m
Lowest point
514 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Kunkelspass Überuf

Tips, hints and links

The tour can be shortened thanks to public transport on the stages Chur - Landquart and Reichenau - Chur.

Start

Chur, train station (584 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.854160, 9.528797
DMS
46°51'15.0"N 9°31'43.7"E
UTM
32T 540311 5189093
w3w 
///kitchen.voice.wheels

Destination

Chur, train station

Note

Wildlife refuge Scalasiten: January 01 - March 31
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.854160, 9.528797
DMS
46°51'15.0"N 9°31'43.7"E
UTM
32T 540311 5189093
w3w 
///kitchen.voice.wheels
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions & Answers

Ask the first question

Got questions regarding this content? Ask them here.


Reviews

5.0
(2)
Kunibert Kaliber
June 21, 2020 · Community
Statt Singletrails spektakuläre Landschaften - tolle Tour zum ‚Einradeln‘.
show more
Photo: Kunibert Kaliber, Community
Photo: Kunibert Kaliber, Community
Photo: Kunibert Kaliber, Community
Roger Kollbrunner
February 22, 2017 · Community
Samstag, 15. Oktober 2016, 15:29 Uhr
Photo: Roger Kollbrunner, Community

Photos from others

Samstag, 15. Oktober 2016, 15:29 Uhr

Reviews
Difficulty
S0 difficult
Distance
56 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
963 m
Descent
963 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Geological highlights

Statistics

  • 2D 3D
  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images
: h
 km
 m
 m
 m
 m
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.