482 Kunkels Bike
482 Kunkels Bike

Mountainbiking

Kunkels Bike

Kunkels Bike

Bad Ragaz–Tamins

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Kunkels Bike

Kunkels Bike

The bike tour over the Kunkels Pass is a real classic and connects the spa town of Bad Ragaz in St. Gallen with Tamins in Grisons. At the same time, you completely circle the well-known Calanda Mountain.
From Bad Ragaz the steadily ascending pass route, which was initially used by the Romans, takes you to the spa town of Valens. Then you continue on the fairly level route across the bridge, almost 100 m high, to Vasön and down to Mapragg reservoir. Before the dam turn right and continue along the lakeshore, before the route continues on the main road at the end of the lake.

Then carry on to Vättis through a rugged basin with almost vertical mountain slopes. The final ascent to the pass takes you away from the traffic through unspoilt, splendid countryside. Before the Eggwald mountain restaurant, you leave the Canton of St. Gallen and enter Grisons before reaching the pass summit.

When crossing from the Tamina Valley into the Rhine Valley, the great differences at either side of the water divide are amazing. The final descent to Tamins is a special treat, offering views of the confluence of the Vorder and Hinter Rhine. From Tamins take the national cycle route No. 2 (Rhine route) back to Bad Ragaz (or return by rail from Reichenau station).
The bike tour over the Kunkels Pass is a real classic and connects the spa town of Bad Ragaz in St. Gallen with Tamins in Grisons. At the same time, you completely circle the well-known Calanda Mountain.
From Bad Ragaz the steadily ascending pass route, which was initially used by the Romans, takes you to the spa town of Valens. Then you continue on the fairly level route across the bridge, almost 100 m high, to Vasön and down to Mapragg reservoir. Before the dam turn right and continue along the lakeshore, before the route continues on the main road at the end of the lake.

Then carry on to Vättis through a rugged basin with almost vertical mountain slopes. The final ascent to the pass takes you away from the traffic through unspoilt, splendid countryside. Before the Eggwald mountain restaurant, you leave the Canton of St. Gallen and enter Grisons before reaching the pass summit.

When crossing from the Tamina Valley into the Rhine Valley, the great differences at either side of the water divide are amazing. The final descent to Tamins is a special treat, offering views of the confluence of the Vorder and Hinter Rhine. From Tamins take the national cycle route No. 2 (Rhine route) back to Bad Ragaz (or return by rail from Reichenau station).
31 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 27 km
Natural surface: 4 km
of which Singletrail: 0 km
1000 m | 900 m
easy | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bad Ragaz
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Ascent Valens
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Ascent Valens
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Bad Ragaz, Bahnhof–Valens, Post
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 520m.
Cycle transport: reservation recommended tel. 058 453 14 44.
SBB Timetable

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Tours with an e-mountain bike
The tourism organisations had these routes registered specifically as e-mountain bike routes. Technically, they are not too difficult, no passages where the bike has to be carried, short sections where it needs to be pushed, and doable with one battery charge (max. 1000 -1200 m altitude difference). Details about e-mountain biking are available at
www.heidiland.com

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Reichenau-Tamins
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Contact

Heidiland Tourismus
Am Platz 1
7310 Bad Ragaz
Tel. +41 (0)81 300 40 20
spavillage@heidiland.com
www.heidiland.com

Services

Accommodation

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
B&B Springinkerl
B&B Springinkerl
Tamins
Ringelspitzhütte SAC
Ringelspitzhütte SAC
Tamins
Jugendherberge Trin Bergwaldzentrum Mesaglina
Jugendherberge Trin Bergwaldzentrum Mesaglina
Trin
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Places

Maienfeld
Maienfeld
Bad Ragaz
Bad Ragaz
Tamins
Tamins
Trin
Trin
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Places of interest

Fläsch – award winning village
Fläsch – award winning village
Heididorf
Heididorf
Altes Bad Pfäfers and Tamina gorge
Altes Bad Pfäfers and Tamina gorge
Bikepark Bonaduz
Bikepark Bonaduz
Alluvial zones near Rhäzüns
Alluvial zones near Rhäzüns
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Swimming

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
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