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Swiss Epic 2020 – Stage 5

Mountainbiking · Davos Klosters
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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 3 of the 2020 Swiss Epic and you can expect to experience the best trails around, Singletrack Paradise, Davos Klosters.
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Distance 61.2 km
8:30 h
2,550 m
2,550 m
2,322 m
1,479 m
Stage 5 of the 2020 Swiss Epic provided, in its 61 kilometres distance and 2 550 metres of elevation gained, a trail-filled day in singletrack paradise Davos Klosters. The tour starts with an 8 kilometre climb and gains 800 metres in elevation. The second half of the climb, in particular, is fiercely steep. But there’s good news too, you reach the highest point of the tour, the King and Queen of the Mountain, at 2 321 metres above sea level within the first 8 kilometres of the day. What follows is a real gem: The Panorama Trail. Its unique, 360 degree, views ensure it lives up to its name. The Panorama Trail is a unique, high alpine, trail which cuts through a series of exposed rocky passages. A fast forest road then takes you towards the Schwarzseealp, where an impressive singletrack leads you through a new growth forest towards Gotschnaboden. Continuing ever downwards a challenging, rooty, trail completes the descent through a forest to the Wolfgang Pass. A true cross-country section follows. It rises and falls through the forests above Davos, challenging you to maintain momentum and not expend unnecessary energy. Thereafter a 4 kilometre-long, with 300 metres of elevation gain, climb leads past the Alp Erb and Aussererb. Another high-altitude trail, complete with a spectacular bridge and exposed mountainside, leads you to the next forest singletrack. Once you reach Frauenkirch the climbing starts again, this time headed towards the Glaris mill. At the mill, you cross to the opposite side of the valley and turn off below the Rinerhornbahn. More fun trails, which climb to- and then descend from- the Junkerboden, leads you towards Sertig. In Clavadel (after 45 kilometres) you’ll reach final significant climb of the day. It’s a 5 kilometre-long climb, which gains 400 metres in elevation, and leads you over the Clavadeleralp to Ischalp. From the summit, a fast-flowing downhill trail provides the fitting thrills upon which to end your day of mountain biking adventures on a sunny terace in Davos. 

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

Bachi's Strandbad on the picturesque Davos Lake is the perfect place to swim. The Davos Adventure Park with the bike- and rope park as well as the cosy Chalet Velo restaurant - a popular meeting place for mountain bikers - is also just a few minutes away.
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Update: May 11, 2022
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2,322 m
Lowest point
1,479 m
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Safety information

In the Davos Klosters destination there are many farmed alps with livestock. It is therefore to be expected that animals will be encountered everywhere. We ask you to be considerate and to drive at an appropriate speed.

Start

Davos (1,538 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'782'392E 1'185'927N
DD
46.799509, 9.828183
DMS
46°47'58.2"N 9°49'41.5"E
UTM
32T 563198 5183217
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Destination

Davos

Turn-by-turn directions

Davos - Höhenweg - Parsennhütte - Gotschnaboden - Wolfgang Pass - Meierhof - Grüeni - Erbalpen - Frauenkirch - Lengmatta - Spinabad - Junkerboden- Mühle Sertig- Clavadel - Clavadeleralp - Ischalp - Davos

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrival via Landquart with the RhB to Davos Platz station.

Getting there

Coming from Zurich / St. Margrethen, leave the A13/E43 motorway at Landquart in the direction of Landquart, Davos, Vereina. Take the N28 to Davos

Parking

Please use the public car parks in Davos.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'782'392E 1'185'927N
DD
46.799509, 9.828183
DMS
46°47'58.2"N 9°49'41.5"E
UTM
32T 563198 5183217
w3w 
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Difficulty
S4difficult
Distance
61.2 km
Duration
8:30 h
Ascent
2,550 m
Descent
2,550 m
Highest point
2,322 m
Lowest point
1,479 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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