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Cycling holidays Grisons Route

Velo: Graubünden-Route

From castle to castle

The Tarasp Castle proudly watches over the Lower Engadine and marks the start of your cycle tour through the canton of Graubünden just after Scuol. You cross the Inn valley and climb up to the Albula Pass. The painted facades of houses turn each stage town into a small work of art and you will pass stately churches and castle ruins time and again.

The castle of Hohen Rätien marks the turn to the valley of the Hinterrhein, where you cross the Viamala Gorge at the very beginning. You will pass by a fortress and not a castle in Sufers - a museum is still dedicated to its mighty defense system. The castles of Bellinzona and one of the most massive fortifications of the Middle Ages await you after a ride over the San Bernardino.

Moderate
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
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Itinerary

Going up and down constantly, the route takes you through the narrow Inn valley, past small villages with painted Engadine houses. Zernez is the gateway to the Swiss National Park and the destination of today's trip.

approx. 30 km
845 m
645 m

The valley widens and soon reaches S-chanf. While cross-country skiers breathe a sigh of relief at the end of the ski marathon in winter, you should take a deep breath, the Albula Pass lies ahead of you. After crossing the top of the pass, a rapid descent takes you past Preda into charming Bergün.

approx. 45 km
1'160 m
1'270 m

You can walk to the Landwasser viaduct near Filisur, which is just after Bergün. Shortly after Tiefencastel, the Graubünden route goes along a busy road, which you have the option to avoid by taking the train. Once you arrive at the Hohen Rätien castle in Thusis, turn south and follow the Hinterrhein through the Viamala Gorge to the spa town of Andeer.

approx. 45 km
660 m
1'030 m

You can hear transit humming in the tunnel, there is relative calm while winding upwards to the San Bernardino Pass. A high-altitude mystical moorland landscape, characterised by glacier cliffs, hilltops and sea eyes, where dragonflies hunt and grass frogs hide.

approx. 40 km
1'385 m
750 m

The exhilarating descent to Valle Mesolcina, a difference of 2000 meters in altitude without a single pedal stroke! After the rough mountain winds on the pass, you can eagerly soak up the mildness of the south. The towers of Bellinzona beckon soon - the defiant walls once guarded the trade routes. 

approx. 50 km
320 m
1'700 m

Tour character

For the many passes and partly steep ascents and descents, good basic condition is required. On some pass roads you have to expect traffic at weekends. The Schinschlucht (tunnels and traffic) between Tiefencastel and Thusis can be bypassed by public transport or on the MTB-Route 90 (steep, unpaved).

The Graubünden Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Scuol
  Season 1
12.06.2021 - 03.07.2021
18.09.2021 - 10.10.2021

every day
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Graubünden Route from Castle to Castle, 7 days TO, CH-GRRSB-07X
Base price
859.-
909.-
Surcharge Single Room 289.- 289.-

Category: Middle-class hotels

Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Graubünden Route from Castle to Castle, 7 days TO, CH-GRRSB-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
859.-
289.-
909.-
289.-

Category: Middle-class hotels

Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Scuol
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Bellinzona
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
165.-
115.-
135.-
85.-
165.-
115.-
135.-
85.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Scuol
  Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021

every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Scuol
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Bellinzona
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
105.-
209.-

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Admission Bellinzona Castles
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS-Data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included:

  • Optional train journey Tiefencastel – Thusis not included in the tour price. Approx. CHF 16 with bicycle. 
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Scuol offers 3 public parking areas where parking is free of charge. There are no long-term parking spaces at the station.
  • Return journey by bus and train via Chur to Scuol. Duration: approx. 4.5 h.
Travel documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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