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Race cycling Stage 4

Stage 4 Road cycling Route Source Region Rhine: Disentis – Ilanz

Race cycling · Disentis/Mustér
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  • Benediktiner-Kloster in Disentis
    / Benediktiner-Kloster in Disentis
    Photo: tolisart.com, Graubünden Ferien
  • / Holzbrücke in der Surselva
    Photo: tolisart.com, Graubünden Ferien
  • / Trun
    Photo: tolisart.com, Graubünden Ferien
  • / Ilanz die erste Stadt am Rhein
    Photo: tolisart.com, Graubünden Ferien
m 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 60 50 40 30 20 10 km Ilanzer Altstadt, Ilanz Benediktinerkloster Disentis
270 kilometers, two magnificent alpine passes, deep gorges,

spectacular landscapes and a ride through all three language regions of Graubünden await you.

moderate
Distance 61.4 km
4:00 h
1,570 m
2,032 m
From Disentis (1,130m above sea level) the journey continues along the Anterior Rhine through the Surselva, the largest Romansh-speaking area of Graubünden. In Trun (852m above sea level) you’ll turn off the main road and explore picturesque villages on the northern side of the valley at six kilometers and 300 meters above sea level. After swapping valley sides, you’ll be on the ascent in the direction of the Obersaxen plateau. The area was settled by the Walsers and acts a Swiss German language island in the middle of the Surselva. With its countless hidden streets, Obersaxen enthuses the most adventurous racing cyclists. Until you reach Meierhof (1,259m above sea level) you stay on the main road and then turn right in the center of the village. You’ll climb up a little higher and with turn of the paedals and the view into the Surselva gets more and more impressive. You’ll pass the villages of Miraniga, Misanenga and Surcuolm before tackling the last ascent of the day. At 1535 altitude, a magical view over the Val Lumnezia and the Rheinschlucht (Rhine gorge) will thrill you. Enjoy the winding descent in direction of Luven (998m above sea level), before you end the racing bike day in Ilanz (699m above sea level), the first city on the Rhine.

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
Update: October 30, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,534 m
Lowest point
705 m
Best time of year
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Start

Disentis (1,169 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'707'912E 1'173'547N
DD
46.704403, 8.849774
DMS
46°42'15.9"N 8°50'59.2"E
UTM
32T 488516 5172327
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Destination

Ilanz

Note

Wildlife refuge Fanels: December 20 - April 15
all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'707'912E 1'173'547N
DD
46.704403, 8.849774
DMS
46°42'15.9"N 8°50'59.2"E
UTM
32T 488516 5172327
w3w 
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Road Cycling

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes
  • Padded shorts and jersey
  • Sunglasses

roadCyclingTechnical

  • Water bottle and cage
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
61.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,570 m
Descent
2,032 m

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