90 Graubünden Bike
90 Graubünden Bike

Mountainbiking

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Graubünden Bike

Stage 9, Thusis–Safien Platz

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Graubünden Bike

A long ascent leads over the Glaspass into the Safiental. Among bikers the trail is known to be as demanding as it is legendary. The old mule trail twists down almost vertically, sometimes between bands of rock, to tiny Safien Platz.
A long ascent leads over the Glaspass into the Safiental. Among bikers the trail is known to be as demanding as it is legendary. The old mule trail twists down almost vertically, sometimes between bands of rock, to tiny Safien Platz.
17 km
Asphalted: 13 km
Natural surface: 4 km
of which Singletrail: 2 km
1250 m | 600 m
difficult | difficult (opposite direction: medium)

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Thusis
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Arrival / return travel Safien Platz, Post
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Push-only passage
Pushing sections: Tiefencastel–Safien Platz approx. 30 min. / Safien Platz–Tiefencastel approx. 60 min.
Saving metres in altitude
There is a bus between Thusis, Bahnhof and Obertschappina/Glaspass that saves about 900 metres in altitude.
Dangerous spot
Beware: for safety reasons it is strongly recommended to push on descent between Glaspass and Safien Platz.

Hints

Mountainbiking in swiss parks
The Beverin park with the peak of the same name consists of the Walser Safiental below the Glaspass together with romantic Schons. The church in Zillis with its ceiling paintings is an outstanding cultural heritage.
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Services

Accommodation

Gasthaus Post
Gasthaus Post
Sils im Domleschg
Jugendherberge Sils i. D. (nur für Gruppen)
Jugendherberge Sils i. D. (nur für Gruppen)
Sils im Domleschg
TCS Camping Thusis - Viamala
TCS Camping Thusis - Viamala
Thusis
Hotel Weiss Kreuz Thusis AG
Hotel Weiss Kreuz Thusis AG
Thusis
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Bookable offers

444 Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
444 Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
Top of Surselva
Top of Surselva
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Places

Thusis
Thusis
Safien-Platz
Safien-Platz
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Places of interest

Beverin Nature Park
Beverin Nature Park
Pumppark Sils i.D.
Pumppark Sils i.D.
Trail center Thusis
Trail center Thusis
Hohen Rätien Castle
Hohen Rätien Castle
Viamala – from a bad to a good route
Viamala – from a bad to a good route
Viamala Gorge
Viamala Gorge
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Signalization

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