For a leisurely ride and for families this round tour through idyllic countryside offers a lot of fun! With pleasant and gentle declines and slight ascents, this route is suitable even for bikes without extra suspension.
Distance 54.7 km
Highest point1,928 m
Lowest point593 m
Taking the Tgantieni chairlift, the first step of the tour is comfortably begun. Above lies the alpine path, going to the Tgantieni Mountain Hotel and then further onto the Bergbeizli (small mountain pub) Spoina. The first part runs over well-prepared forest roads with occasional glimpses of Lenzerheide and Heid lake. The gentle descent passes the Valbella hostel and goes through Parpan village back to Churwalden.
A further nature trail brings you to Passugg, which is the source of a famous mineral water. The roaring creek Rabiosa, in Romansch «The Raging», cuts its way through the Passugg gorge. In 1863 this spring was rediscovered, which is known today throughout Switzerland as the mineral springs of Passugg. Next you drop down to Chur and take the gondola back up to Brambrüesch. From here descend again on a tarmac surface to Churwalden, where you take the chairlift Heidbüel.
Warning: The Tgantieni and Scalottas chairlift does not transport downhill bikes (over 180mm suspension travel).