There has to be a mountain bike god. How else could it be, that there's this little country out there, with its fantastic mountains, breathtaking landscapes and flowy trails, waiting for mountain bikers of all levels to ride it? If you ask around in the scene, everyone agrees: Switzerland is made for biking. Not only in a handful of spots, but pretty much everywhere. In order to help you with the agony of choice, we've handpicked some of the most beautiful Tours across the country for you. So pop on that seat and hit the trails!
The Suvretta Loop is one of the best tours in the Upper Engadine. Highlights include the over five-kilometer single-track descent through the Suvretta da Samedan and the subsequent drive through the imposing Val Bever.A gravel road leads the first 400 vertical meters in a pleasant slope to the Alp Laret, then it is steeper: About the Glüna hut and the Lej Alv, it continues to the Corviglia mountain station at over 2'400 meters above sea level.The last 200 meters lead first on a steep gravel road, then on a dream path with a magnificent view of the Upper Engadin lake region and the underlying Bernina massif around the Piz Nair around to the Suvretta Pass. And now the nicest thing is yet to come, because right after that begins the crisp and five-kilometer singletrack through the Suvretta da Samedan to the Alp Suvretta.At the end, it's a relaxed walk along a fun alpine path through the scenic Val Bever to Spinas.
Crisp single trails and snappy climbs, breezy views of Davos and Klosters and impressive panoramic and mountain trails. On the Parsenn Tour, there is what the biker's heart desires.Once at the top of Thomas Mann's magic mountain, an ever steeper track, which is very mobile except for a few passages, continues to the scenic Strela Pass. Here you turn into the panoramic downhill path, which leads high above Davos and also over some rocky passages to the mountain trail. The dessert presents itself in the form of a steep, technically challenging but very fun singletrack down to Schwarzseealp. Once at the bottom, it continues in light up and down just above the tree line to Gotschnaboden, where the famous freeride track "Bündner A-Line" begins. But we prefer one more diversified singletrack, which leads first through the forest and then after a short climb to the Wolfgang Pass.
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This flow trail leads from the mountain station Corviglia via Sass Runzöl and Alp Nova down to the middle station in Chantarella.The trail was harmoniously incorporated into the landscape. It's not just for downhill mountain bikers, it's fun for the whole family.
The trio Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is one of the most impressive natural wonders Switzerland has to offer. From the panorama of the rock and glacier world you can hardly see enough on the Mürren Tour.In Lauterbrunnen it goes just above the station in the climb. The little road winds up the steep forest and meadow area, on a gravel road you reach the settlement Alpweg, and finally you fight past the Winteregg high to Mittelberg. Here you can see the triumvirate with Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau for the first time in all its glory. With every meter that you continue to fight up, the more impressive it looks. If a little later the first culmination point is reached, one sits first in the grass and marvel at the view in peace. If it were alpine beauty to define, this scenery would not be far from the beauty ideal.
The lovely area of Gantrisch is in the shadow of the fashionable Bernese Oberland. But the pre-Alpine terrain has a lot to offer mountain bikers in particular. The royal route combines the best sections for a great round trip.The start in Riffenmatt is emblematic of the tour. The small village is characterized by agriculture, nestled in an idyllic hilly landscape. This fits perfectly with the Gantrisch tour, where you initially through dense forests, again and again through juicy pastures, get high to Eywald. In winter, a small, family ski resort is in operation, as unfortunately there are less and less - but fits perfectly into a region like the Gantrisch. For us Eywald is the starting point of the second part of the ascent. A good 550 meters in altitude have to be mastered until the highest point of the tour is reached just below the summit of the Pfyffe. But then the downhill is really on the Horbüelpass, which is a bit further down.
The Pischa Tour at the entrance of the Flüelatals is one of the most beautiful and popular mountain bike routes in Davos. It leads - including ascent - almost exclusively on single trails and impresses with an alpine but smooth descent.The start of the tour is at the foot of the Flüelatals on the outskirts of Davos. Instead of on the busy pass road, the route leads uphill on the opposite side of the valley on a good and smooth single track. In Tschuggen starts the second part of the ascent. The path is now steeper, but for well-trained almost always mobile. If you push the bike here, you have more time for the view of Fllüela Weisshorn and Schwarzhorn. As the altitude increases, the route becomes somewhat flatter and finally leads as the alpine road to the top station of the Pischabahn. Here begins the descent, which initially leads along a tricky but fun singletrack along the ridge. The view extends from the Engadine to the Glarus Alps.
The Schlierental is known as the heart of Switzerland's largest moor landscape - but also as the basis for attractive mountain bike tours. The valley is in the center of the o-Tour Bike West.After a short warm-up phase from Alpnachstad to Sarnen on Nebensträßchen, the ascent begins at the last houses and then climbs 900 meters high to the first moorland areas. Along the height you now roll far over the sparkling Lake Sarnersee to Berghotel Langis. This is the starting point of the long descent through the idyllic and wild valley of the Great Schlieren. After the Alp Horweli another 200 vertical meters rise, before you drive down the Schrotenegg in the face of the mighty Pilatus the Kleinschlierental down. The downhill to Alpnachstad is a mixture of alpine roads and easy-to-ride singletrack, which is worth a detour to the shores of Lake Alpnachersee in the valley floor. Here you can end the tour excellently.
1,500 vertical meters of single trail, sometimes canyoneous, sometimes flowig - on Monte Tamaro, every mountain biker's heart beats faster.If you want to shorten the exhausting ascent, you can use a section of the Monte Tamaro cable car. It takes us from Rivera up to Alpe Foppa to 1'530. The last 300 meters to the antenna on Monte Tamaro will push many. There then starts the legendary "Traversa Infinita".
The church of San Romerio is clearly visible from Poschiavo. It stands 800 meters above the valley floor on a rocky outcrop and has long been known among mountain bikers as one of the most rewarding destinations in Puschlav.There is nothing in vain. The ascent to the church of San Romerio has to be mastered on its own. Accordingly lonely one is on the way, first on the road from Poschiavo to Alp Cansumé, then on the wonderfully smooth single trail in the direction of Gügliel. Once the forest road has been reached, a climb of 450 meters altitude is set up again. Here, on the one hand, the highest point is reached, but at the same time also the start of the next mountain trail, which leads as a path in easy up-and-down to San Romerio. At the famous church, it is worth taking a long break not only for the view of the valley floor of the Puschlav and the Bernina massif behind it, there is also a variety of home-made food in the small Ristoro.