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Destination Viamala – discover Switzerland’s best nature by bicycle

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Destination Viamala – discover Switzerland’s best nature by bicycle

Mountain Biking Collection by Viamala Tourismus

10

Tours

32:19 h

188 mi

33,100 ft

The Viamala in the heart of Switzerland’s Grisons is the perfect destination for gravel and mountain bikers who want to escape the crowds. Here, you experience unique natural landscapes, wildly romantic gorges and dreamlike mountain lakes. Discover the best cycling routes and be enchanted by Graubünden.

In this Collection, we’ve put together 10 great Tours for your next gravel or mountain bike adventure. Flowing single trails and fine gravel tracks are just as much a part of it as rustic alpine huts and fragrant mountain panoramas – what more could a biker's heart desire?

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    Runda Lai da Vons – best biking experiences in the Viamala

    Difficult
    04:19
    22.8 mi
    5.3 mph
    4,800 ft
    4,800 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This sporty gravel tour leads from Andeer over the turquoise shining Sufnersee to what is probably the most beautiful mountain pass village in Switzerland. And the best thing is: The road to Splügen climbs steadily, but fortunately there are no extreme ramps.

    

    At the picturesque Lai da Vons you will be

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  • Intermediate
    01:27
    11.5 mi
    8.0 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This route is pure gravel enjoyment! You have numerous opportunities to look and be amazed: Imposing castles, chic palaces or wonderful orchards characterize this round as well as the fast gravel roads that you take under your Gravel tires.

    

    The tour starts in Thusis and is ideal for gravel beginners

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  • Difficult
    04:23
    22.6 mi
    5.2 mph
    5,175 ft
    5,175 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Attention Gravel fans: This round is a real insider tip! You start in Thusis and explore the beautiful Beverin Nature Park. A twelve kilometer long, winding mountain road leads you up to the Glaspass. Yes, this climb is really tough, but at least the steep ramps alternate with pleasant, flat sections

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  • Intermediate
    03:11
    20.9 mi
    6.6 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The starting point of this leisurely gravel tour is the legendary mountain pass village of Splügen. From here you roll uphill towards the source of the Rhine and after about eleven kilometers you pass the oldest Walser settlement in Graubünden, the village of Hinterrhein.

    

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  • Difficult
    02:59
    17.0 mi
    5.7 mph
    3,500 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Deep gorges and promising mountain roads make this round a very special nature experience. You roll off in Thusis and make your way straight to the Viamala Gorge, which will amaze you with its 300 meter high rock faces. Continue through the beautiful Schamsertal to Zillis, where a panoramic ascent to

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  • Difficult
    03:33
    17.4 mi
    4.9 mph
    3,975 ft
    3,950 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On this moderately difficult mountain bike tour you will explore the Schamserberg with all its facets. As soon as you leave Zillis behind you, the first and only ascent of this route begins. You pedal up about 1,200 meters in altitude to the idyllic Libi Lake, where you can see your fill of the fantastic

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  • Intermediate
    01:41
    8.46 mi
    5.0 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,200 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This moderately difficult round leads from Splügen to Tamboalp and back again. You start on a beautiful trail along the Hüscherenbach. After a short section on the Splügenpassstrasse, we continue on gravel.

    

    With fantastic views of Splügen you crank up to the Tanatzhöhi. When you get up here at 2,144 meters

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  • Difficult
    03:42
    19.1 mi
    5.2 mph
    4,550 ft
    4,550 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Attention mountain bike fans! This tour is a real classic and a must for anyone who wants to explore the Schamserberg on rough tunnels. You start in Andeer and roll comfortably to Clugin. On a small road you quickly gain altitude. At 2,272 meters you reach the largest and highest cow alp with cheese

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  • Difficult
    05:23
    33.6 mi
    6.2 mph
    5,525 ft
    5,525 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Altitude meters and panorama full! If you love fantastic views and would like to climb a few meters in altitude, this circular tour is the right choice for you. From Cazis you roll comfortably on wide paths and wonderful single trails to Rhäzüns, where a long and sometimes quite steep climb awaits you

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  • Intermediate
    01:40
    14.2 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You saddle up your bike in Thusis and roll comfortably across the valley floor of the Domleschg until you reach Rothenbrunnen after about ten kilometers.

    

    If you haven't lost a drop of sweat by this point, that's about to change. On a promising forest path you crank yourself and your bike up almost 300

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    188 mi
  • Duration
    32:19 h
  • Elevation
    33,100 ft

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