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Stage 1 Road cycling Route Source Region Rhine: Chur – Splügen

Race cycling · Chur
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  • Chur
    / Chur
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  • / Schloss Schauenstein
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  • / Rofflaschlucht
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  • / Kapelle
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  • / Sonnenuntergang
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ft 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 30 25 20 15 10 5 mi Reichenau Zusammenfluss … Hinterrhein Hotel Weisses Kreuz Gasthaus Alte Post Mineralbad Andeer Viamala-Schlucht Schloss Schauenstein Chur

270 kilometers, two magnificent alpine passes, deep gorges, spectacular landscapes and a ride through all three language regions of Graubünden await you.
moderate
56.2 km
3:38 h
1216 m
300 m
Your journey starts in Chur (593m above sea level) and following the Rhine along the bike path, you’ll get to Reichenau. This is where the Posterior and Anterior Rhine come together, the two rivers that that we’re most interested in on this tour. On side roads, you’ll follow the road through the rolling hills of the Domleschg fruit and castle country. At Rothenbrunnen you’ll see the imposing Porta Raetica fortification whilst still on your bike. In Paspels, you’ll be able to admire the works of art by the well-known artist Robert Indermaur and the Schauenstein castle in Fürstenau will tempt you to take a first break. After passing through the historic trading town of Thusis (680m above sea level), the road ascends steadily. The Viamala-Schlucht (gorge) natural monument will have you in awe and you’ll soon forget all about the tough journey. The road runs spectacularly through the Viamala and a look into the gorge is certainly worthwhile. The route continues through the valley of the Posterior Rhine, passing the villages of Schamserberg until the valley narrows towards the Rofflaschlucht (gorge). The Roffla promises great insights into a wild ravine. The path ascends steadily but not steeply. Through the valley floor of the Rheinwald, you’ll reach Splügen (1,475m above sea level), the oldest pass village of Graubünden.

Stages

Overall route: Chur – Chur

Stage 1: Chur – Splügen

Stage 2: Splügen – Biasca

Stage 3: Biasca – Disentis

Stage 4: Disentis – Ilanz

Stage 5: Ilanz – Chur

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Author
Antonella Klee
Updated: October 30, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1485 m
Lowest point
559 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Schloss Schauenstein

Start

Chur (561 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.861551, 9.507159
DMS
46°51'41.6"N 9°30'25.8"E
UTM
32T 538656 5189903
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Destination

Splügen

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Coordinates

DD
46.861551, 9.507159
DMS
46°51'41.6"N 9°30'25.8"E
UTM
32T 538656 5189903
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
56.2 km
Duration
3:38h
Ascent
1216 m
Descent
300 m

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