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Swiss Epic 2020 – Stage 1

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  • Laax
    / Laax
    Photo: Marius Holler, Swiss Epic 2020
  • / 2020 Swiss Epic Stage 1
    Video: Swiss Epic
  • / Swiss Epic | Marius Holler
    Photo: Marius Holler, Swiss Epic 2020
  • / Caumasee
    Photo: Nils Ohrendorf, Swiss Epic 2020
  • / Nagens
    Photo: Michael Chiarretta, Swiss Epic 2020
  • / 2020 Swiss Epic - Stage 1 Fly Through
    Video: Swiss Epic
  • / Tschingelhörner
    Photo: Andreas Lörcher, Swiss Epic 2020
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 50 40 30 20 10 km Blick auf … Tschingelhörner Piazza Caffè & Panini E-Bike Ladestation Crap Sogn Gion E-Bike Ladestation Crestasee Restaurant Runcahöhe Gasthaus Crestasee
The Swiss Epic is a demanding yet rewarding 5-day stage race across the breathtakingly beautiful Graubünden, with its snow-capped, jagged skyline, and globally recognised trails. The Swiss Epic is a Legend Race within the Epic Series portfolio of global mountain bike stage races. This tour follows Stage 1 of the 2020 Swiss Epic and you can expect lots climbing, which is rewarded with incredible descending on natural and man-made trails.
Distance 58 km
9:20 h
2,331 m
2,331 m
2 500 metres of climbing and descending are crammed into just 60, action packed, kilometres. After a short warmup section, the challenging 15-kilometre, 1 400 metre climb to the Crap Masegn starts. After the Crap Masegn mountain station, another testing ramp awaits. But once the climbing is done the real fun can begin. A spectacular descent, with the Vorab Glacier in the background, leads you via a challenging, natural trail, through unique landscapes, with views over Flims Laax Falera. Don’t forget to take a moment on the plateau to soak up the scenic waterfall, as you cross the stream. After the narrow bridge you can relax, rolling down on gravel road for 2 kilometres, before you turn at Alp Nagens, heading up to the day’s next highlight. The Segnas Plateau offers incredible views of the Tectonic Arena Sardona: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the famous Martinsloch and the picturesque peaks of the Tschingelhörner. Not only will the breathtaking views delight you, the fast downhill singletrack, to the reservoir, will also put a smile on your face. Another 100m of climbing leads you to the next trail spectacle: The Nagens Trail is the world’s first mountain bike trail, built entirely with electric machinery. It’s very fun, fast and flowing, with natural elements to intoxicate every rider. The rooty trails of the Green Valley you will lead you to the next mountain biking pride of Flims Laax Falera: The Runcatrail. It promises flow and fun on a spectacular descent through a forest straight from a fairy tale. At the bottom, Lake Cresta, with its crystal-clear water, awaits. Riding through the forest which will remind you of scenes from The Hobbit, you reach the jewel of Flims Laax Falera: the turquoise-watered Lake Cauma. A final short climb will lead you back to the rockresorts for a well-deserved beer in one of the various bars and restaurants.

This is a tour that should be on every mountain biker’s to-do list. It provides incredible riding & beautiful views and a great insight into what ambitious amateurs and world-class elite riders experience during the five-day Swiss Epic mountain bike stage race, in Graubünden.

Author’s recommendation

Highlights: In advance Glacier & Tectonics Arena Sardona & Lake Cauma
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Martina Tresch
Update: May 19, 2021
S3 difficult
Highest point
2,469 m
Lowest point
846 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Restaurant Runcahöhe
Piazza Caffè & Panini
Restaurant Stalla, Alp Nagens
Restaurant Segneshütte
Gasthaus Crestasee
GALAXY Restaurant - Crap Sogn Gion

Safety information

Watch out for hikers. In the canton of Graubünden we share the paths.

Tips and hints


Inside Laax - with all tours and information

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


Laax, Murschetg (1,084 m)
2'739'375E 1'187'017N
46.819708, 9.265183
46°49'10.9"N 9°15'54.7"E
32T 520228 5185163


Laax, Murschetg

Turn-by-turn directions

Laax Murschetg - Crap Sogn Gion - Crap Masegn - Grauberg - Nagens Trail - Runca Trail - Caumasee - Laax Murschetg


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Stop: Laax GR, mountain railways
By post bus from Chur or the public Flims Laax Falera Shuttle.


Getting there

By car on the A13 motorway from Zurich to Chur, exit 18 Flims


Parking spaces in the Laax Bergbahnen car park


2'739'375E 1'187'017N
46.819708, 9.265183
46°49'10.9"N 9°15'54.7"E
32T 520228 5185163
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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


Repair and first aid kit belong in the rucksack

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Oliver Fischer
August 29, 2021 · Community
Wirklich tolle Tour! Ab der Station Falera-Masegn auf 2475 m.ü.M beginnt die super, spassige Abfahrt auf tollen Wanderwegen. Zwei oder drei kurze sekundenlange Stosspassagen, aber kein Problem. Die Aussicht und die Landschaft sind grossartig. Die Abfahrt führt dann einmal in den Nagens Trail und später dann in den zweiten Teil des Runca Trails. In Flims habe ich aber die Tour beendet und bin direkt nach Laax gefahren. Ich werde die Tour aber nochmals fahren und dann die ganze. Danke für den Tourentipp!
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When did you do this route? August 22, 2021
Photo: Oliver Fischer, Community
Photo: Oliver Fischer, Community
Photo: Oliver Fischer, Community
Photo: Oliver Fischer, Community

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S3 difficult
58 km
9:20 h
2,331 m
2,331 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Circular route Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride


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