501 Churer Rheinroute
501 Churer Rheinroute

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Churer Rheinroute

Churer Rheinroute

Chur, Bahnhof–Trimmis-Landquart-Haldenstein–Chur, Bahnhof

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Churer Rheinroute

Churer Rheinroute

Nothing but wine and water: on this circular route, you will discover the winegrowing villages between Chur and Landquart. The return journey takes place on the popular Rhine route and along the regional rivers Landquart and Plessur.
This varied loop tour begins in the middle of the Graubünden capital. But the busy city life is soon left far behind, because the route takes you on a tranquil neighbourhood road into nature. You cross the Fürstenwald, a popular local recreation area with views of the city and the Calanda. The historic Trimmiser Mittelweg then takes you through open pastures to the village of Trimmis. The route follows the "Bündner Rheintal Wine Trail" on several sections. Accordingly, it provides an insight into the local winegrowing culture. This has a long tradition as first mentions go back to the year 765. The Graubünden Rhine valley winegrowing region stretches from Bonaduz to Fläsch and covers around 420 hectares. Thanks to the mild climate and the foehn, the grapes thrive magnificently in the calcareous soils - especially the typical Blauburgunder variety.

Past the imposing, former moated castle of Marschlins, the route follows the Landquart river to the village of the same name. The Landquart has its source above Klosters, flows through the Prättigau valley and finally into the Rhine at Landquart. Here you return on the popular cycling route no. 2, the Rhine route. From Zizers, the path repeatedly follows the young Alpine Rhine. This has its source at the Oberalp pass as the Vorderrhein and at Rheinwald as the Hinterrhein. At Reichenau-Tamins, the two main arms join to form the Rhine. Switzerland’s largest river flows for a total of 1230 kilometres via Lake Constance through Germany, on to Holland, and into the North Sea.

At Haldenstein, you cross to the other river bank. At the level of the town of Chur, the cycle path crosses the Rhine again on the Pardisla bridge which was built especially for cyclists and pedestrians. Shortly afterwards you reach another regional river: the Plessur has its source in the mountainous area between Arosa and Lenzerheide, flows past Arosa through the Schanfigg valley and into the Rhine at Chur. The route follows the river, and over the arched bicycle and pedestrian bridge, built in 2020, you finally dive right into the centre of Chur with its picturesque, car-free old town. Before returning to the station, you can stop at one of the numerous restaurants with sun terraces. The tour comes to a leisurely end in the unique ambience of Switzerland's oldest city.
Nothing but wine and water: on this circular route, you will discover the winegrowing villages between Chur and Landquart. The return journey takes place on the popular Rhine route and along the regional rivers Landquart and Plessur.
This varied loop tour begins in the middle of the Graubünden capital. But the busy city life is soon left far behind, because the route takes you on a tranquil neighbourhood road into nature. You cross the Fürstenwald, a popular local recreation area with views of the city and the Calanda. The historic Trimmiser Mittelweg then takes you through open pastures to the village of Trimmis. The route follows the "Bündner Rheintal Wine Trail" on several sections. Accordingly, it provides an insight into the local winegrowing culture. This has a long tradition as first mentions go back to the year 765. The Graubünden Rhine valley winegrowing region stretches from Bonaduz to Fläsch and covers around 420 hectares. Thanks to the mild climate and the foehn, the grapes thrive magnificently in the calcareous soils - especially the typical Blauburgunder variety.

Past the imposing, former moated castle of Marschlins, the route follows the Landquart river to the village of the same name. The Landquart has its source above Klosters, flows through the Prättigau valley and finally into the Rhine at Landquart. Here you return on the popular cycling route no. 2, the Rhine route. From Zizers, the path repeatedly follows the young Alpine Rhine. This has its source at the Oberalp pass as the Vorderrhein and at Rheinwald as the Hinterrhein. At Reichenau-Tamins, the two main arms join to form the Rhine. Switzerland’s largest river flows for a total of 1230 kilometres via Lake Constance through Germany, on to Holland, and into the North Sea.

At Haldenstein, you cross to the other river bank. At the level of the town of Chur, the cycle path crosses the Rhine again on the Pardisla bridge which was built especially for cyclists and pedestrians. Shortly afterwards you reach another regional river: the Plessur has its source in the mountainous area between Arosa and Lenzerheide, flows past Arosa through the Schanfigg valley and into the Rhine at Chur. The route follows the river, and over the arched bicycle and pedestrian bridge, built in 2020, you finally dive right into the centre of Chur with its picturesque, car-free old town. Before returning to the station, you can stop at one of the numerous restaurants with sun terraces. The tour comes to a leisurely end in the unique ambience of Switzerland's oldest city.
39 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 29 km
Natural surface: 10 km
420 m | 420 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Chur
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Amended routing, Trimmis–Zizers
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Amended routing
Please note the amended routing and follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Chur
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Contact

Chur Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 3
7000 Chur
Tel. +41 (0)81 252 18 18
info@churtourismus.ch
www.churtourismus.ch

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Accommodation

Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Chur
Hotel Chur
Hotel Chur
Chur
Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
Chur
Hotel Post
Hotel Post
Chur
Hotel Sportcenter Fünf-Dörfer
Hotel Sportcenter Fünf-Dörfer
Zizers
B&B Tüsel
B&B Tüsel
Grüsch
Waldcamping Landquart
Waldcamping Landquart
Landquart
Calandahütte SAC
Calandahütte SAC
Haldenstein
Biohof Danuser
Biohof Danuser
Felsberg
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Places

Chur – the Alpine City
Chur – the Alpine City
Landquart
Landquart
Untervaz
Untervaz
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Places of interest

Pumptrack Segnes Chur
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
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
Rhaetian Museum
Rhaetian Museum
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
Pump track Zizers
Pump track Zizers
Bikepark Ganda Landquart
Bikepark Ganda Landquart
Pumptrack Eschergut Malans
Pumptrack Eschergut Malans
Brambrüesch - Chur's mountain
Brambrüesch - Chur's mountain
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Swimming

Outdoor swimming pool Obere Au Chur
Outdoor swimming pool Obere Au Chur
Obere Au Chur adventure bath and indoor swimming pool
Obere Au Chur adventure bath and indoor swimming pool
Sand Chur outdoor swimming pool
Sand Chur outdoor swimming pool
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization