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The four castles and the lake

· 1 review · Mountainbiking · Graubuenden
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moderate
31.3 km
3:30 h
1117 m
1117 m
The route of this is rich in history. First of all we pass by the castle Frundsberg next to Ruschein. This castle was home to the minnesinger Henry II of Frauenberg in the 13th century. The next castle is Friberg near Siat - a tragic legend about the virgin of Friberg will stay in your head for a while. On the path of the Senda Sursilvana you reach the Lag da Pigniu, which is situated in a wonderful mountain cenery!

The castle Grünfels (there are just few remains of the circular wall, the tower and the great hall left) and the castle Jörgenberg, which was already settled in the Bronze Age, complete this mountain round. Along the Rhine you find the way back to Ilanz.

Note(s)
You can read the legend on the homepage of the community Siat (siat.ch)!

See also
Rhätische Bahn AG
Bahnhof Ilanz
7130 Ilanz
Tel: +41 (0)81 288 43 16
Fax: +41 (0)81 288 43 17
E-Mail: ilanz@rhb.ch
Internet: www.rhb.ch

Ferienregion Brigels Waltensburg Andiast
Center Turistic
7156 Brigels
Tel: +41 (0)81 941 13 31
Internet: www.brigels.ch
E-Mail: info@brigels.ch

regiun surselva
Glennerstrasse 22
CH-7130 Ilanz
Tel: +41 (0)81 926 25 00
Fax: +41 (0)81 926 25 01
Mail: regiun@surselva.ch
Internet: www.regiun-surselva.ch

You can arrange your route in the Surselva at your request. To do so regard this link:
www.regiun-surselva.ch/Natur-Kulturfuehrer.122.0.html

Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1453 m
Lowest point
697 m

Start

Ilanz, rail station (698 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.775300, 9.206847
UTM
32T 515791 5180215

Turn-by-turn directions

Ilanz - Ruschein - Siat - Pigniu - Lag da Pigniu - Andiast - Rueun - Ilanz

Note

Wildlife refuge Grotta: Access to the nature reserve is prohibited throughout the year.
all notes on protected areas

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Stefan Zijlstra
July 16, 2019 · Community
The GPS data is incorrect and shortly after the village of Siat you end up in the middle of a field with nowhere to cross a deep canyon. You will need to backtrack to Siat and make a right on a forest trail that will get you across the canyon and back on track. Also, be forewarned that the single track sections of this route are partially extremely narrow and exposed, while other parts have large roots and rocks. This is definitely more S2/S3 level if you try to ride those sections. Even walking them can be difficult, esp. if wet. Once you reach the lake you can ride all the way around it if you battery has enough juice left.
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Done at July 16, 2019
Photo: Stefan Zijlstra, Community

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
31.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1117 m
Descent
1117 m

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