Feel the Flow – discover Heidiland in Switzerland on your e-bike

Bike Touring Collection by Bosch eBike Systems

140 years ago, Swiss author Johanna Spyri coined her wonderful book, Heidi. The novel, which went on to become one of the most famous children’s books in the world, has had a lasting impact on Switzerland’s image. With gentle hills, rugged mountain peaks, and luscious meadows, the picture painted in the books comes to life in Heideland. In this Collection, you will explore the area around the spa town of Bad Ragaz, including the Rhine Valley and Lake Walen.

Aside from its picturesque alpine pastures, Heideland has much to discover. The region boasts magnificent alpine scenery as well as vineyards, crystal-clear lakes, and historic castles overlooking the Rhine Valley. After your ride, you can enjoy local delicacies or unwind in a thermal spa. So what is the best way to explore all these wonderful places? On an electric mountain bike, of course!

Here, you’ll find varied routes ranging from beginner paths to flowing trails and rapid descents. If you have always dreamed of exploring lofty mountain heights on your bike, but never dared, then we would like to introduce you to a new possibility. With an e-MTB, you can experience magnificent mountains without pedaling up countless vertical metres. With no gradients standing in your way you can truly relax and Feel the Flow! Heideland has three Bosch e-bike charging stations where you can recharge your battery, get expert advice, and even rent an e-bike.

In this Collection, we present eight varied routes for every level of rider and to suit any taste. You can take the leisurely route to Lake Walen or follow the gourmet trail through the Rhine Valley’s vineyards. On the ride to Gigerwald reservoir, you can explore Heidiland and fully experience what it is like to ride an e-MTB. All routes start from the Bosch e-bike charging station in the town of Bad Ragaz at Tamina Thermal Spa. You can also easily start your adventure from one of the other two Bosch charging stations which you can find here: komoot.de/highlight/1383476
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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    02:48
    22.9 mi
    8.2 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,325 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour takes you to the protected natural paradise around Lake Chapf, past the historic Sargans Castle and offers a full load of driving fun. With an e-bike, this difficult mountain bike tour becomes a medium-difficult tour and you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape with fewer sweat beads on your forehead.Shortly after Bad Ragaz, the climb to Vilterserberg begins. On the way you have a great view of the Rhine and Seeztal. There is a short descent for relaxation before you take the second climb up to the picturesque Chapfensee. You will find pure idyll around the dammed mountain lake, because the area is protected.After enjoying the tranquility at the lake, a rapid descent brings you back down to the valley. On varied paths you cycle to Sargans Castle, where you can take a leisurely break and stop off. Then you cycle via Vilters back to Bad Ragaz and to the starting point at the Tamina Therme.

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    Intermediate
    01:28
    12.7 mi
    8.6 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,150 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The round tour into the Tamina valley leads in a constant up and down past the picturesque mountain scenery and the Gigerwald reservoir to the mysterious Walser settlement of St. Martin from the 14th century. With an e-bike, this moderately difficult mountain bike tour becomes an easy tour and a really flowing pleasure.It starts at the e-bike station right next to the Tamina Therme. You cycle up the car-free former access road into the Tamina valley to Valens. Via Vasön you drive to the Mapragg reservoir. On the dam you get to the other side of the lake and drive towards Vadura. Shortly after the place you reach the highest point of the tour and a beautiful viewpoint. From here you can let your gaze wander over the valley and up to the Tamina bridge. From now on it is comfortably downhill.In Pfäfers you can make a detour to the Wartenstein castle ruins and the Cristo statue, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Rhine valley. Then it's a rapid descent back to the starting point in Bad Ragaz.

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  • Difficult
    03:23
    30.2 mi
    8.9 mph
    4,725 ft
    4,725 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour takes you from Bad Ragaz past the Mapragg and Gigerwald reservoirs up to the Walser village of St. Martin. You cycle alternately over asphalt roads, gravel and hiking trails. With an e-bike, this difficult mountain bike tour becomes a moderately difficult tour and a unique, flowing experience.On the former access road it goes up to the Tamina valley. The road is closed to cars so you can fully enjoy the ride. Past the imposing Tamina bridge you reach the Mapragg reservoir. You follow the shore on a varied forest path. The ascent to the Gigerwald reservoir and on to the St. Martin Walser settlement begins from Vättis. The mysterious hamlet from the 14th century lies at the end of the Calfeisen Valley. Here you will find both a stop for refreshments and an overnight stay.Rested and strengthened, you make your way back, which mainly consists of downhill runs. Via simple hiking trails, gravel and asphalt, you go past the reservoirs and the impressive arch bridge back to the starting point, the Tamina Therme or the e-bike station in Bad Ragaz.

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    Intermediate
    02:06
    17.2 mi
    8.2 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,275 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour is all about the famous novel character Heidi. Along the Rhine and through sun-drenched vineyards you cycle to the Heidi village and on the Heidi adventure trail to the Heidi alp, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Rhine valley in Chur. With an e-bike, this moderately difficult mountain bike tour becomes an easy tour with enjoyment in focus.From Bad Ragaz you drive comfortably through the Giessenpark and along the Rhine into the Fläscher vineyards. Here you already have a great view of the Rhine Valley. After you have passed the wine-growing village of Fläsch, it goes uphill briefly and you reach the Heidi village. In the "Dörfli" from Johanna Spyri's world-famous novel, you can take a tour of the Swiss mountains of the 19th century.Afterwards you cycle on the Heidi adventure trail, on which the Heidi history is told at twelve stations, up to the Heidi dial. Above you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Chur Rhine Valley and the Seeztal.After you have fortified yourself on the alp with tasty Swiss delicacies, you roll down the Heidi adventure trail again. You cycle via the historic town of Maienfeld and past beautiful patrician houses over the Rhine and get back to the starting point in Bad Ragaz.

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    Intermediate
    01:53
    14.9 mi
    7.9 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,200 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This beautiful circular tour takes you to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the region. From above you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Rhine Valley and the Principality of Liechtenstein as well as the surrounding mountains.The tour starts in Bad Ragaz at the e-bike station. From here you cycle through the Giessenpark and then along the Rhine. From the wine-growing village of Fläsch, the route continues uphill to the Sankt Luzisteig, whose pass height is 713 meters. Here you can take a break in the inn and strengthen yourself a little. Then you continue on gravel and finally on wide hiking trails uphill to the Regitzer Spitz. Here you will be rewarded with the magnificent view over the Churer and the St. Gallen Rhine Valley as well as over the Seeztal and into the mountains for the ascent.After you have rested at the viewpoint, you make your way back, which mainly consists of a long descent that takes you over gravel and wide hiking trails past the vineyards down to the Rhine. Along the banks of the river, it goes back to the starting point, the e-bike station in Bad Ragaz. After the tour, you can relax in the Tamina Therme, which is right next to the e-bike station.

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    Easy
    01:30
    15.6 mi
    10.4 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Easy e-mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this leisurely e-bike tour through the Bündner Herrschaft, you can make culinary stops along the way and let yourself be pampered with excellent wines and dishes.It starts at the e-bike station in Bad Ragaz. From here you cycle comfortably through the town and then cross the Rhine. Through the charming wine-growing village of Fläsch you drive on to the historic town of Maienfeld, where you can take a break, for example, in the Heidihof restaurant.After the first refreshment, it continues immediately. Via Jenins and Malans you cycle to the Landquart river. On the way you will pass picturesque vineyards and enjoy wonderful views of the Rhine Valley again and again. You follow the river to the place of the same name. Here in Landquart it flows into the Rhine, which you now follow back to Bad Ragaz. At the end of the day you can let yourself be pampered with a sweet dish in the Hotel Schloss Ragaz.

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    Intermediate
    03:05
    29.8 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,600 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this round tour you will get to know the beauties of the Graubünden Rhine Valley. Start is at the e-bike station in Bad Ragaz and you first drive via Maienfeld to Malans. Who would have thought that such a delicious wine was made in this narrow Alpine valley? You cycle through the vineyards and enjoy a wonderful view from above. And with the e-bike, the difficult tour becomes a flowing pleasure.Your path leads you through small towns and along the eastern slope of the Rhine Valley. Shortly before Chur you can expect an incline and a wonderful descent, great views included. Then you will reach Chur, the capital of Graubünden, the only trilingual canton in Switzerland.The oldest city in Switzerland has one of the most beautiful old towns. Take a lot of time here to stroll through the alleys and to fortify yourself with Graubünden specialties in one of the many restaurants. Back to Bad Ragaz you ride comfortably on the Rhine bike path, almost always only slightly downhill.

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    Intermediate
    03:03
    31.9 mi
    10.4 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This circular tour takes you from Bad Ragaz to the shore of the beautiful Walensee. The tour is extremely easy, especially if you ride an e-bike. Then it doesn't matter where the wind blows, because with the motor you always have tail wind. First you drive a short distance along the Rheindamm through the Seez valley.After around 25 kilometers you will reach Walenstadt and thus the breathtaking Walensee. The lake lies like a fjord between the steep slopes. Of course there is nothing to be said against a refreshing dip in the cool water. You can also take a boat to Quinten, a place that can only be reached by water and on foot.After you have had enough of the panorama, you usually drive back along the Seez. On the way you can discover some highlights, such as enchanted castle ruins or a beautiful waterfall.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    175 mi
  • Duration
    19:17 h
  • Elevation
    17,650 ft

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