6 Graubünden Route
6 Graubünden Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Graubünden Route

Graubünden Route

Chur–Thusis–Martina / Bellinzona

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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.
255 km | 7 Stages
Asphalted: 199 km
Natural surface: 56 km
5400 m | 5400 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Martina, cunfin
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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
Diversion, Domat/Ems
Duration
04.07.2022 - 31.08.2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

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 Bellinzona
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Accommodation

Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
Chur
Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Chur
Hotel Post
Hotel Post
Chur
Hotel Chur
Hotel Chur
Chur
Biohof Danuser
Biohof Danuser
Felsberg
Skihütte + Jurte Feldis
Skihütte + Jurte Feldis
Feldis
B&B Springinkerl
B&B Springinkerl
Tamins
BnB Rohrbach
BnB Rohrbach
Rodels
Gasthaus Post
Gasthaus Post
Sils im Domleschg
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 Restaurant Rätia
Hotel Restaurant Rätia
Filisur
Chamonas d'Ela CAS
Chamonas d'Ela CAS
Filisur
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Bergün/Bravuogn
Hotel Preda Kulm
Hotel Preda Kulm
Preda-Bergün
Gasthaus Spinas
Gasthaus Spinas
Bever
Chamanna d'Es-cha CAS
Chamanna d'Es-cha CAS
Madulain
Chesa Staila - Hotel B&B
Chesa Staila - Hotel B&B
La Punt-Chamues-ch
Pension Chesin Zuppò
Pension Chesin Zuppò
La Punt-Chamues-ch
Hotel Restorant Veduta
Hotel Restorant Veduta
Cinuos-chel
Hotel Crusch Alba
Hotel Crusch Alba
Zernez
Chamanna dal Linard CAS
Chamanna dal Linard CAS
Lavin
Hotel Bellavista
Hotel Bellavista
Ftan
Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Scuol
Hotel Altana
Hotel Altana
Scuol
Hotel Conrad
Hotel Conrad
Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
Scuol
Chamanna Lischana CAS
Chamanna Lischana CAS
Scuol
Camping Sur En
Camping Sur En
Sent
TCS Camping Thusis - Viamala
TCS Camping Thusis - Viamala
Thusis
Hotel Weiss Kreuz Thusis AG
Hotel Weiss Kreuz Thusis AG
Thusis
Hof Familie Juon
Hof Familie Juon
Zillis-Reischen
Camping Andeer
Camping Andeer
Andeer
Cufercalhütte SAC
Cufercalhütte SAC
Sufers
Herberge zum Tobel
Herberge zum Tobel
Sufers
Hotel Piz Tambo
Hotel Piz Tambo
Splügen
Ferien im Schloss
Ferien im Schloss
Nufenen
Ferienhaus Isla
Ferienhaus Isla
Nufenen
Hotel Bellevue
Hotel Bellevue
S. Bernardino
centro-arte Cabbiolo
centro-arte Cabbiolo
Lostallo
Rifugi Pian Grand
Rifugi Pian Grand
Mesocco
Rifugio Alp di Fora
Rifugio Alp di Fora
Rossa
Capanna Righetti Fibboli
Capanna Righetti Fibboli
Cama
Capanna Brogoldone
Capanna Brogoldone
Lumino
Camping Bellinzona
Camping Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Hotel Unione
Hotel Unione
Bellinzona
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Osteria Ritrovo dei Passeggeri
Osteria Ritrovo dei Passeggeri
S. Antonio (Val Morobbia)
Hotel Internazionale
Hotel Internazionale
Bellinzona
Hotel Bellinzona Sud
Hotel Bellinzona Sud
Monte Carasso
Capanna Genzianella
Capanna Genzianella
Giubiasco
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Bookable offers

Alpine Circle
Alpine Circle
6 Graubünden-Route
6 Graubünden-Route
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Places

Chur – the Alpine City
Chur – the Alpine City
Tamins
Tamins
Obermutten
Obermutten
Tiefencastel
Tiefencastel
Filisur
Filisur
Bergün – Albula
Bergün – Albula
Preda
Preda
Spinas
Spinas
La Punt
La Punt
S-chanf
S-chanf
Zernez
Zernez
Lavin
Lavin
Guarda
Guarda
Ardez
Ardez
Ftan
Ftan
Scuol
Scuol
Sent
Sent
Ramosch
Ramosch
Martina
Martina
Thusis
Thusis
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

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

Sand Chur outdoor swimming pool
Sand Chur outdoor swimming pool
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
Bad Alvaneu
Bad Alvaneu
Engadin Bad Scuol
Engadin Bad Scuol
Mineral Spa Andeer
Mineral Spa Andeer
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