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Mountain railway tour: Vorab Trail

Mountainbiking · Flims Laax
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  • Talstation Flims
    / Talstation Flims
    Photo: Dani Ammann, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Sesselbahn Naraus
    Photo: Dani Ammann, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Restaurant Naraus
    Photo: Dani Ammann, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Start Runca Trail
    Photo: Dani Ammann, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Tektonikarena Unesco Flims
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • /
    Photo: Jascha Schmid, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Vorab
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera
  • / Vorab Trail
    Photo: Gaudenz Danuser, Flims Laax Falera
  • / ein felsdurchzogener Singletrail schlängelt sich d
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera
  • / Nagens Trail, Luft
    Photo: Philipp Ruggli, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Nagens Trail, Wald
    Photo: Philipp Ruggli, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Green Valley
    Photo: Dani Ammann, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Green Valley
    Photo: Dani Ammann, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Green Valley
    Photo: Dani Ammann, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Runca Trail, Runcahöhe
    Photo: Dani Ammann, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Restaurant Runca, Runcahöhe
    Photo: Dani Ammann, Flims Laax Falera
  • / RuncaTrail
    Photo: Martina Tresch, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Runca Trail
    Photo: Martina Tresch, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Legna Bar, after bike
    Photo: Martina Tresch, Flims Laax Falera
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Ustria Startgels Laax Rental Vorab Gletscher Feuerstelle Runca Laax GR, Nagens Legna Bar Restaurant Runcahöhe Ustria Naraus
The trail tip in the region par excellence. There is no other trail to ride on so many different types of trails and surfaces.
difficult
Distance 30.9 km
3:15 h
1,875 m
1,886 m
With the chairlift from Flims, via Foppa to Naraus and finally with the cable car Grauberg you can comfortably reach Nagens. From Nagens you have to pedal, on a gravel road up 500 meters to the Vorab glacier. The rocks and ridges polished by the ice of the Vorab Glacier form an impressive natural work of art - and are a perfect playground for mountain bikers.Now the long single trail descent begins. The path, marked as a hiking trail, winds through alpine rocky landscape and alpine meadows to Alp Sogn Martin. Here follows a short ascent to Mugels, from where you return to Flims via the Nagesn Trail (693) and Runca Trail (694).If you don't want to use a train, you can pedal on the signposted SchweizMobil Route 247 to the Vorab glacier under your own power.

Author’s recommendation

Photo on the glacier.

 

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Author
Martina Tresch
Update: January 20, 2021
Difficulty
S3 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,565 m
Lowest point
1,081 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Runcahöhe
Ustria Naraus
Legna Bar
*[d] Restaurant Chesa

Safety information

Take a thin jacket with you

 

Tips and hints

Guest information Flims Laax Falera

Via Nova 62

CH-7017 Flims

Phone: +41 (0)81 920 92 00

Email: info@flimslaaxfalera.ch

Web: www.laax.com

 

 

Start

Flims, Talstation (1,093 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'740'561E 1'188'661N
DD
46.834244, 9.281226
DMS
46°50'03.3"N 9°16'52.4"E
UTM
32T 521446 5186782
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Destination

Flims, Talstation

Turn-by-turn directions

Flims - Naraus - Startgels - Grauberg - Nagens - Vorab - Camona Vorab - Alp Sogn Martin - Plaun

Note

Wildlife refuge Nagiens: Access prohibited throughout the year
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus stop: Flims Bergbahnen

With the Postbus from Chur, or the public Flims Laax Falera Shuttle from Post Flims village.

Getting there

By car motorway A13 from Zurich, exit 18 Flims.

Parking

750 paid parking spaces in the Stenna Flims Bergbahnen car park.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'740'561E 1'188'661N
DD
46.834244, 9.281226
DMS
46°50'03.3"N 9°16'52.4"E
UTM
32T 521446 5186782
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

App
Inside Laax - with all tours and information

Bike Guide
Available free of charge at the guest information in Flims, Laax and Falera

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking and biking map of the Flims, Laax, Falera region; 1:25,000; available from the guest information offices in Flims, Laax and Falera

Equipment

Repair kit and first aid kit belong in the rucksack.

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
30.9 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
1,875 m
Descent
1,886 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Singletrail/Free ride Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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