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Stage 1, Hüttentour Mittelbünden: Tschiertschen – Sapün

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Mittelbünden (Central Grisons) is considered the unknown beauty of the Grisons. Many know the Schanfigg and the Prättigau Valley from passing through, but here lie some of the mountainbike gems of Graubünden. On the three-day Hüttentour through the alpine mountain world of Central Grisons, two of the most extraordinary mountain huts are approached.
moderate
Distance 29.6 km
4:55 h
1,420 m
935 m

The ideal starting point for the Hüttentour Mittelbünden is the city of Chur. Here you get on the post bus to Tschiertschen and load the bikes from the rear rack 760 meters up at the terminus. This bus runs hourly, and there is room for up to five bikes on each bus. In Tschiertschen, your own muscle power is then called for. On asphalt and later on gravel roads, you climb up to the well-known Ochsenalp (restaurant), the first culmination of the tour. Gravel roads remain the basis for a while, on which you finally reach the Isel reservoir in the valley floor of Arosa.

A wonderful, varied and easy descent follows along the young Plessur stream to just below Litzirüti, where the second ascent of the day begins. This leads for 550 meters in altitude on a gravel road to the historic Walser settlement of Medergen. This almost leads to the final descent to Sapün. This begins at Seebijboden a little above the settlement. The singletrail descent is fun, varied but also demanding in places. It leads down into the Sapün valley to just below the Heimeli inn, the exceptional destination of the first stage of the Central Grisons hut tour.

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Antonella Klee
Updated: May 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Highest point
2,084 m
Lowest point
1,336 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Alpenrose
Berggasthaus Heimeli
Bergbeizli Ochsenalp Arosa

Tips and hints

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Spundisstrasse 21
CH-7000 Chur
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Start

Tschiertschen (1,345 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'765'424E 1'187'458N
DD
46.817707, 9.606561
DMS
46°49'03.7"N 9°36'23.6"E
UTM
32T 546270 5185085
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Destination

Sapün

Turn-by-turn directions

Tschiertschen - Ochsneralp - Stausee Isel - Litzirüti - Medergen - Sapün

Note

Wildlife refuge Waldungen linke Talseite: December 20 - April 30
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'765'424E 1'187'458N
DD
46.817707, 9.606561
DMS
46°49'03.7"N 9°36'23.6"E
UTM
32T 546270 5185085
w3w 
///gold.replied.badminton
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Die Hüttentour Mittelbünden ist eine dreitägige Mountainbike-Tour in der Region zwischen Chur, Arosa und Davos. Die Aufstiege werden primär aus eigener Kraft bewältigt und führen über gut fahrbare Wege. Die Abschnitte von Chur nach Tschiertschen und von Küblis nach St. Antönien werden mit dem Postauto zurückgelegt. Die Abfahrten erfolgen vorwiegend auf flüssig zu fahrenden Singletrails, Erfahrung in alpinem Mountain biken ist jedoch von Vorteil. Auf der Hüttentour ist das gesamte Gepäck für drei Tage im Rucksack mit dabei, es ist kein Gepäcktransport möglich. Die ausgewählten Hütten verfügen aber über Hotelstandard.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
29.6 km
Duration
4:55 h
Ascent
1,420 m
Descent
935 m
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