Familiy tour Chur's Rhine Valley
Familiy tour Chur's Rhine Valley

Cycling in Switzerland

Familiy tour Chur's Rhine Valley

Familiy tour Chur's Rhine Valley

Chur–Bad Ragaz

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Familiy tour Chur's Rhine Valley

Familiy tour Chur's Rhine Valley

From Switzerland’s oldest town along the Calanda massif and through the sun-spoilt vineyards of Graubünden and Heidi's homeland to an oasis of wellbeing in Bad Ragaz.
Chur, the oldest Alpine town, is both end-station of most important international railway lines from Germany, France and the Benelux countries and starting point of the Rhaetian railway. On leaving Switzerland’s oldest town, you very soon witness the new-age Calandawind plant - a huge wind power station that dominates the landscape. In stark contrast, the cycling path continues through the Rheinau wetlands; the only remaining wetlands between Reichenau and Lake Constance. Owing to great bio diversity and their dependency on water, one could well describe these woods as the Rain Forest of the Alps.

On the way to Zizers, you swap valley sides and continue on a stretch towards Landquart. In order to reach the two Malans and Jenins winegrowing villages in canton Graubünden you must climb several meters in altitude, for which you are then rewarded with beautiful views and a mild climate. Adults can now indulge in a good glass of famous Pinot Noir, while the kids let off steam on a playground - rightfully known as "Sunnehügel" - sunshine hill.

Back to flat terrain the ride continues to Maienfeld; which owes its fame to the literary "Heidi" figure from the world-famous Johanna Spyri books. The story takes place mostly in the Oberrofels hamlet directly above Maienfeld. The Bad Ragaz bathing resort is now just a crossing of the Rhine away. Depending on the weather and time of year, here's the place to cool off in an outdoor pool of warm up in the thermal baths.
From Switzerland’s oldest town along the Calanda massif and through the sun-spoilt vineyards of Graubünden and Heidi's homeland to an oasis of wellbeing in Bad Ragaz.
Chur, the oldest Alpine town, is both end-station of most important international railway lines from Germany, France and the Benelux countries and starting point of the Rhaetian railway. On leaving Switzerland’s oldest town, you very soon witness the new-age Calandawind plant - a huge wind power station that dominates the landscape. In stark contrast, the cycling path continues through the Rheinau wetlands; the only remaining wetlands between Reichenau and Lake Constance. Owing to great bio diversity and their dependency on water, one could well describe these woods as the Rain Forest of the Alps.

On the way to Zizers, you swap valley sides and continue on a stretch towards Landquart. In order to reach the two Malans and Jenins winegrowing villages in canton Graubünden you must climb several meters in altitude, for which you are then rewarded with beautiful views and a mild climate. Adults can now indulge in a good glass of famous Pinot Noir, while the kids let off steam on a playground - rightfully known as "Sunnehügel" - sunshine hill.

Back to flat terrain the ride continues to Maienfeld; which owes its fame to the literary "Heidi" figure from the world-famous Johanna Spyri books. The story takes place mostly in the Oberrofels hamlet directly above Maienfeld. The Bad Ragaz bathing resort is now just a crossing of the Rhine away. Depending on the weather and time of year, here's the place to cool off in an outdoor pool of warm up in the thermal baths.
26 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 23 km
Natural surface: 3 km
240 m | 320 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Chur
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Chur railway station en route
Exit the underground passage direction Rheinquartier. There you find a route information board. Alternatively, why not head for a visit to the old town of Chur.
Chur location description
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
The large and varietal Pumptrack Segnes Chur lies at just a stone's throw from the route.
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km0 - km0,7
The route leads over a side road with heavy traffic and no cycling lane. In direction Bad Ragaz the road then branches after the underground rail tunnel into a district road with Zone 30 limit.
Dangerous roundabout, Masans
The roundabout by the motorway entrance / exit Chur-Nord has a lot of traffic. Between the motorway exit and roundabout you have a cycling lane.
km2,6 - km5,6
The route runs partly through the countryside on an asphalted path and partly on a natural path.
Rest area and amphibian pond
Several stones suitable to sit on are there to take a break along the cycling route. 50 m further back you spy an amphibian pond.
km5,6 - km8,3
The route runs partly through the countryside on a natural path, in part on asphalted stretches - and in Untervaz along a side road with work traffic during the week.
km9,0 - km10,1
The route runs partly through the countryside on a natural path and in part on asphalted stretches.
Branching, with an alternative route directly along the Rhine
Here the route leads over the railway. Those wishing to avoid the approx. 120 meter climb in altitude on making their way through Graubünden country to Bad Ragaz can continue cycling alongside the Rhine, direction Bahnhof Landquart, and then continue along the Cycling in Switzerland Route Nr. 21 to Bad Ragaz.
km11,1 - km12,7
The route runs partly through fields on an asphalted road and in part on a natural path. In Igis you discover an attractive station building made of wood.
Dangerous crossing, Igis
The route runs across a main road with lots of traffic. However, you have a clear view at the crossing.
km12,7 - km13,5
The route runs along a district road.
Igis rest area and playground
An interesting and entertaining playground, in particular with giant memory game and a maze. Public toilets available.
Rest area, Bikepark, branching with Route 21
You can rest beneath shady trees or let off steam at the edge of the woods - and the small and lovely Bikepark Ganda by Landquart - with diverse stretches and challenges, is ideal for all the family.
Bikepark Ganda Landquart
km16,4 - km17,4
The route runs through the countryside on a natural path and traverses Landquart via a lovely wooden bridge.

Signalization

Signalization
Follow the logo indicated Nr. 2 on the red signposts for cycling. Between Maienfeld and Bad Ragaz, follow the logo indicated Nr. 25 + 48 on the red signposts for mountain-biking.Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.

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Malans rest area with playground and barbecue
Wood is there for you and large trees provide plenty of shade.
km17,4 - km19,4
The route runs over a side road with little traffic. Cycling through the vineyards you have some beautiful views. Zone 30 speed limit through Malans.
Sunnehügel rest area with playground and barbecue
The playground you see on leaving Malans, direction Jenins, truly lives up to its name - with great views while playing to top it. The valley station of the Älpli-Bahn is also close by; with which you can ascend to 1,800 m altitude on a railway ride up to the Älpli.
Älplibahn Malans
km19,4 - km20,6
The route runs over a side road with little traffic.
Erlenböden rest area with playground and barbecue
Between Malans and Jenins, by Alpbach you find the Erlenböden playground directly beneath shady trees.
km20,6 - km23,7
The route runs over a side road with little traffic. Cycling through the vineyards you have some beautiful views. Zone 30 speed limit through Jenins.
Branching of the Cycling in Switzerland Route 2 and Mountainbiking in Switzerland Routes 25+48
An ancient village fountain from the year 1882 is discovered at the branching of the Cycling in Switzerland Route 2 and Mountainbiking in Switzerland Routes 25+48.
Maienfeld location description
km23,7 - km26,0
The route between Maienfeld and the Bahnhof Bad Ragaz railway station leads over the Rhine bridge on a side road with little traffic.
Bad Ragaz location description
Bad Ragaz railway station en route
The Bad Ragaz station and forecourt are within seeing distance from the main road of the route.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bad Ragaz
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Contact

Stiftung SchweizMobil
Monbijoustrasse 61
3007 Bern
Tel. +41 (0) 31 313 02 70
info@schweizmobil.ch
www.schweizmobil.org

Services

Accommodation

Biohof Danuser
Biohof Danuser
Felsberg
Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Chur
Hotel Chur
Hotel Chur
Chur
Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
Chur
Hotel Post
Hotel Post
Chur
Calandahütte SAC
Calandahütte SAC
Haldenstein
Hotel Sportcenter Fünf-Dörfer
Hotel Sportcenter Fünf-Dörfer
Zizers
Waldcamping Landquart
Waldcamping Landquart
Landquart
B&B Tüsel
B&B Tüsel
Grüsch
Enderlinhütte SAC
Enderlinhütte SAC
Maienfeld
Hof Just
Hof Just
Maienfeld
Victors B&B
Victors B&B
Maienfeld
Hotel Schloss Ragaz
Hotel Schloss Ragaz
Bad Ragaz
Hotel Garni Torkelbündte
Hotel Garni Torkelbündte
Bad Ragaz
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Places

Chur – the Alpine City
Chur – the Alpine City
Untervaz
Untervaz
Landquart
Landquart
Maienfeld
Maienfeld
Bad Ragaz
Bad Ragaz
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Places of interest

Grisons Museum of Fine Arts
Grisons Museum of Fine Arts
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
Alpenbikepark Chur
Alpenbikepark Chur
Grisons Museum of Natural History
Grisons Museum of Natural History
Old Town Chur
Old Town Chur
Rhaetian Museum
Rhaetian Museum
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
Brambrüesch - Chur's mountain
Brambrüesch - Chur's mountain
Pump track Zizers
Pump track Zizers
Bikepark Ganda Landquart
Bikepark Ganda Landquart
Pumptrack Eschergut Malans
Pumptrack Eschergut Malans
Heididorf
Heididorf
Fläsch – award winning village
Fläsch – award winning village
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Swimming

Sand Chur outdoor swimming pool
Sand Chur outdoor swimming pool
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
Tamina thermal spring Bad Ragaz
Tamina thermal spring Bad Ragaz
Giessenpark outdoor swimming pool Bad Ragaz
Giessenpark outdoor swimming pool Bad Ragaz
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Signalization

Signalization
Follow the logo indicated Nr. 2 on the red signposts for cycling. Between Maienfeld and Bad Ragaz, follow the logo indicated Nr. 25 + 48 on the red signposts for mountain-biking.Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization