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6 Graubünden Route
6 Graubünden Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Graubünden Route

Graubünden Route

Chur–Thusis–Martina / Bellinzona
Graubünden Route

Graubünden Route

The Graubünden Route leads along breathtaking stretches through glorious Alpine landscapes, from Chur over the Albulapass to Engadine and on a second branch of the route, along the Hinterrhein over the Bernhardinpass down to Bellinzona.
Experience the inspiring Graubunden Alpine landscape with all senses. Flee the easy-going charm of the Rhaetian capital, take the Polenweg (Polish Path) and enjoy sensational views of the Hinterrhein. The blooming garden of Graubunden: the Domleschg, protected by fortresses and the Piz Beverin. The rugged Schijnschlucht (gorge); follow the steep curves of the Rhaetian Railway, the stony and winding Albulapass. Now the Engadine: wide and open with clear views of snow-capped summits. As quiet as the beat of an eagle’s wing, nature in the Engiadina bassa.

The route of the other branch: Via Mala, 300m-deep, the most awe-inspiring gorge in Rhaetia, friendly sun-drenched wooden houses in Splügen, a climb to the Alpine moorland of the Bernhardinpass. Past glacier-polished rocks and mountain farms, a heady descent to Valle Mesolcina, a 2000 m drop without pedalling! The mild south beckons, the asphalt bakes. The end in sight: Bellinzonas’ towers, defiant defenders of a former trade route.
The Graubünden Route leads along breathtaking stretches through glorious Alpine landscapes, from Chur over the Albulapass to Engadine and on a second branch of the route, along the Hinterrhein over the Bernhardinpass down to Bellinzona.
Experience the inspiring Graubunden Alpine landscape with all senses. Flee the easy-going charm of the Rhaetian capital, take the Polenweg (Polish Path) and enjoy sensational views of the Hinterrhein. The blooming garden of Graubunden: the Domleschg, protected by fortresses and the Piz Beverin. The rugged Schijnschlucht (gorge); follow the steep curves of the Rhaetian Railway, the stony and winding Albulapass. Now the Engadine: wide and open with clear views of snow-capped summits. As quiet as the beat of an eagle’s wing, nature in the Engiadina bassa.

The route of the other branch: Via Mala, 300m-deep, the most awe-inspiring gorge in Rhaetia, friendly sun-drenched wooden houses in Splügen, a climb to the Alpine moorland of the Bernhardinpass. Past glacier-polished rocks and mountain farms, a heady descent to Valle Mesolcina, a 2000 m drop without pedalling! The mild south beckons, the asphalt bakes. The end in sight: Bellinzonas’ towers, defiant defenders of a former trade route.
155 km | 7 Stages
Asphalted: 108 km
Natural surface: 47 km
3500 m | 3000 m
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Chur
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Surface/foundation
Beware: rough or muddy trails may be met in higher regions; sections may also be impassable in winter

Hints

Hint
Besides the main Chur–Martina route, the Graubünden route can also be travelled from Chur to Bellinzona. The 128 km Chur–Bellinzona route, of which 25 km on unsealed roads, presents a 2,000-meter climb in 3 stages.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Martina, cunfin
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Arrival / return travel Bellinzona
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Services

Accommodation

Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Chur
Hotel Chur
Hotel Chur
Chur
Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
Chur
Hotel ibis Chur
Hotel ibis Chur
Chur
Hotel Post
Hotel Post
Chur
Biohof Danuser
Biohof Danuser
Felsberg
B&B Springinkerl
B&B Springinkerl
Tamins
BnB Rohrbach
BnB Rohrbach
Rodels
Hotel Weiss Kreuz Thusis AG
Hotel Weiss Kreuz Thusis AG
Thusis
Jugendherberge Sils i. D. (nur für Gruppen)
Jugendherberge Sils i. D. (nur für Gruppen)
Sils im Domleschg
Hotel Albula & Julier
Hotel Albula & Julier
Tiefencastel
Hotel Rätia
Hotel Rätia
Tiefencastel
Hotel Grischuna
Hotel Grischuna
Filisur
Hotel Preda Kulm
Hotel Preda Kulm
Preda-Bergün
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Bergün/Bravuogn
Landgasthof Rätia
Landgasthof Rätia
Filisur
Hotel Bellevue Wiesen
Hotel Bellevue Wiesen
Davos Wiesen
Gasthaus Spinas
Gasthaus Spinas
Bever
Chesa Staila - Hotel B&B
Chesa Staila - Hotel B&B
La Punt-Chamues-ch
Pension Chesin Zuppò
Pension Chesin Zuppò
La Punt-Chamues-ch
Gästehaus Zuoz
Gästehaus Zuoz
Zuoz
Hotel Veduta
Hotel Veduta
Cinuos-chel
B&B Chasa Veglia
B&B Chasa Veglia
Zernez
Hotel Bär & Post
Hotel Bär & Post
Zernez
Camping Sur En
Camping Sur En
Sent
Ferienhof Pua
Ferienhof Pua
Sent
Hotel Altana
Hotel Altana
Scuol
Hotel Arnica Scuol
Hotel Arnica Scuol
Scuol
Hotel Bellavista
Hotel Bellavista
Ftan
Hotel Conrad
Hotel Conrad
Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
Scuol
Hof Familie Juon
Hof Familie Juon
Zillis-Reischen
Camping Andeer
Camping Andeer
Andeer
B&B billistübli
B&B billistübli
Sufers
Camping + Ferienlager Splügen
Camping + Ferienlager Splügen
Splügen
Hotel Piz Tambo
Hotel Piz Tambo
Splügen
Ferien im Schloss
Ferien im Schloss
Nufenen
Hotel Bellevue
Hotel Bellevue
S. Bernardino
centro-arte Cabbiolo
centro-arte Cabbiolo
Lostallo
Capanna Brogoldone
Capanna Brogoldone
Lumino
Bar della Posta & Garni Moderno
Bar della Posta & Garni Moderno
Bellinzona
Capanna Genzianella
Capanna Genzianella
Sant'Antonio
Hotel Internazionale
Hotel Internazionale
Bellinzona
Hotel Unione
Hotel Unione
Bellinzona
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Camping Bellinzona
Camping Bellinzona
Bellinzona
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Places

Chur – the Alpine City
Chur – the Alpine City
Tamins
Tamins
Obermutten
Obermutten
Thusis
Thusis
Tiefencastel
Tiefencastel
Bergün – Albula
Bergün – Albula
Filisur
Filisur
Preda
Preda
Spinas
Spinas
La Punt
La Punt
S-chanf
S-chanf
Lavin
Lavin
Zernez
Zernez
Ardez
Ardez
Ftan
Ftan
Guarda
Guarda
Scuol
Scuol
Sent
Sent
Martina
Martina
Ramosch
Ramosch
Andeer
Andeer
Splügen
Splügen
Hinterrhein
Hinterrhein
San Bernardino Pass
San Bernardino Pass
Roveredo GR
Roveredo GR
Bellinzona
Bellinzona
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Places of interest

Alpenbikepark Chur
Alpenbikepark Chur
Grisons Museum of Fine Arts
Grisons Museum of Fine Arts
Grisons Museum of Natural History
Grisons Museum of Natural History
Old Town Chur
Old Town Chur
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
Rhaetian Museum
Rhaetian Museum
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
Brambrüesch - Chur's mountain
Brambrüesch - Chur's mountain
Alluvial zones near Rhäzüns
Alluvial zones near Rhäzüns
Bikepark Bonaduz
Bikepark Bonaduz
Hohen Rätien Castle
Hohen Rätien Castle
Pumppark Sils i.D.
Pumppark Sils i.D.
The Alte Schin – a deep, dreadful ravine
The Alte Schin – a deep, dreadful ravine
Belfort Castle Ruins
Belfort Castle Ruins
St Peter's Church, Mistail
St Peter's Church, Mistail
Landwasser Viaduct
Landwasser Viaduct
Albula Railway Museum in Bergün
Albula Railway Museum in Bergün
Evangelical Church of Stuls
Evangelical Church of Stuls
Albulapass
Albulapass
Inn Raft
Swiss National Park House
Swiss National Park House
Swiss National Park
Swiss National Park
Schellen-Ursli's Home
Schellen-Ursli's Home
Tarasp Castel
Tarasp Castel
Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle
Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle
Tramblai course (rope park)
Tramblai course (rope park)
Val d'Uina Gorge
Val d'Uina Gorge
Cultivated Terraces and Bieraria
Cultivated Terraces and Bieraria
St Martin's church Zillis
St Martin's church Zillis
Viamala Gorge
Viamala Gorge
Viamala – from a bad to a good route
Viamala – from a bad to a good route
Beverin Nature Park
Beverin Nature Park
Roffla Gorge
Roffla Gorge
Crestawald Fortress Museum
Crestawald Fortress Museum
Splügen Pass trade route
Splügen Pass trade route
Misox Castle Buildings
Misox Castle Buildings
On the San Bernardino Pass
On the San Bernardino Pass
Parco Avventura (Rope Park)
Parco Avventura (Rope Park)
San Bernardino Pass – once a mule trail
San Bernardino Pass – once a mule trail
Teatro Sociale
Teatro Sociale
The 3 Unesco castles of Bellinzona
The 3 Unesco castles of Bellinzona
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Swimming

Obere Au Chur adventure bath and indoor swimming pool
Obere Au Chur adventure bath and indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool Obere Au Chur
Outdoor swimming pool Obere Au Chur
Sand Chur outdoor swimming pool
Sand Chur outdoor swimming pool
Bad Alvaneu
Bad Alvaneu
Engadin Bad Scuol
Engadin Bad Scuol
Mineral Spa Andeer
Mineral Spa Andeer
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