CLIMBS: Lai da Vons (1991m), Maigelshütte (2314m), Alp Nova (2079m)
A 3 day tour on quiet roads and gravel tracks in eastern Switzerland
Located in eastern Switzerland, the canton of Graubünden is home to some of the most beautiful road cycling passes in the Alps such as the Albula or the Umbrail. It is also a paradise for gravel biking. This 3 day tour takes you to the sources of the Rhine river in two distinct valleys: the Vorderrhein and the Hinterrhein. Based on routes designed by 2019 E-Mountain Bike world champion Nathalie Schneitter, it combines quiet paved farm lanes, gravel roads and short sections of easy singletrack.
Read Alain's story on his scouting trip in Graubünden on RIDE Media.
The routes are generally snow free from mid June to mid-October but check the weather forecast and ensure the high points are rideable beforehand
Gravel biking in the Alps is… steep. Have small gears (38x42 or less)
In Disentis, stay at the monastery and experience life as a monk
Day 1: Lai da Vons, just before the storm
Leaving Sedrun on day 2
The route is - almost - always rideable
Graubünden gravel paradise
On the way to Alp Nova on day 3
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