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Alps Epic Trail Davos

Alps Epic Trail Davos

The longest single track in Switzerland

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The longest single track in Switzerland

The “Alps Epic Trail Davos” was designated IMBA Epic Trail in 2014. The trail between Jakobshorn and Filisur has thus been accepted into the prestigious circle of the world’s best mountain bike track. Switzerland's longest track unbundling provides even more flow.

If you ride up almost 1000 metres in altitude from Jakobshorn to Filisur and down much more, you are on the over 40-kilometre-long “Alps Epic Trail Davos”. The trail showpiece par excellence. The well-known mountain bike route in the destination of Davos Klosters is the first and so far the only one in Switzerland to have been designated an “Epic Trail” by the international mountain bike organization “IMBA”. Its inclusion in the Olympus of the best mountain bike trails has raised its profile enormously within a short space of time. No wonder: only three other routes in Europe in Finland, Wales and Iceland have received this award so far.

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The longest single track in Switzerland

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Easier with an e-bike

The Alps Epic Trail Davos is a sporty bike tour. The trail fun doesn't come for free. The trail is interspersed with climbs, short but often steep and crisp. With an e-bike you can master these parts effortlessly and save energy.

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Stay overnight in a bike hotel

From just one overnight stay, the day ticket for bike transport is included with the Davos Klosters Mountains. Ideal for the Alps Epic Trail Davos for the start with the Jakobshorn cable car. However, this only applies when booking the bike package directly at the bike hotel.

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When in doubt: Ride with a Guide

Are you not yet confident enough to do the Alps Epic Trail Davos on your own or would you like to receive tips and tricks on riding technique during the tour? Book a local bike guide.

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Coffee break in the side valley of Sertig

After a first flowing descent from Jakobshorn down into the side valley of Sertig, there are two options for a coffee break. Either at the Restaurant Bergführer or a little further along the road to Sertig Sand. The Walserhuus refreshment stop awaits you there.


Local beer from the brewery in Monstein

Enjoy a freshly tapped beer from the local brewery in Monstein. Tip: The new “Wannerli” is a non-alcoholic beer. Full-bodied with a pleasantly bitter note. Ideal as an isotonic refreshment for in between before the tour continues.

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Lunch break at the Gässälibeiz

Homemade soups and capuns, house sausages and freshly baked cakes: The Gässälibeiz in Jensiberg spoils you with local specialities. Ideal for a lunch break on the Alps Epic Trail Davos.

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New: Overnight stay in Jenisberg

Those who want to stay a little longer can now stay overnight in Jenisberg. The new overnight accommodation “Sägässähenki” with a far-reaching view over the valley is located directly opposite the “Gässälibeiz”.

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Danny MacAskill's Balancing Act

Dizzying: Near Wiesen station is the famous bridge from the bike video “Home of Trails”. The Scottish bike star Danny MacAskill balances there on the terrain wall over a precipice about 84 metres deep.

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Photo stop at the Landwasser Viaduct

The structure, which is over a hundred years old, is the landmark of Graubünden and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bridge is a kind of oversized finishing arch and forms the brilliant finale on the Alps Epic Trail Davos.


Back with the nostalgia train

From Filisur it's a relaxed journey back to Davos by train. With the Premium Card guest card you travel free of charge, you only need a ticket for bike transport. Tip: A historic train composition runs twice daily according to the timetable.

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Tour description: Alps Epic Trail Davos

Until now, no other trail in Switzerland has been crowned ‘IMBA Epic Trail’. Thus the «Alps Epic Trail Davos» belongs to the circle of the best mountain bike trails around the world. As the trail is not officially signposted, here is a detailed tour description.

The mountain railway takes you up to the top of Jakobshorn, to the starting point of the epic trail. Take the gravel road towards Sertig Dörfli. After a short climb, the single track begins. Since the reconstruction of the track in 2015 it is very nice and flowy to ride. Once you arrive in Sertig Dörfli, you have two options for a coffee break at the local restaurants Bergführer in Sertig Dörfli or Walserhuus in Sertig Sand. A road connects the two places. The trail head of the next single track starts next to Walserhuus, climbing up to Rinerhorn. The route 647 Rinerhorn/Sertig goes along the same track, but in the opposite direction. 

After a climb of 250 metres in altitude, you will reach the fire place on Äbirügg with superb panoramic views of Davos. From there, a gravel road leads towards the top station of the Rinerhorn mountain railway, passing by the restaurant Rinerhorn. Soon after there is a turn-off on the left side towards Monstein. This is also part of the route 335 Monstein, so it is easiest to follow these sign-posts. On a hilly and challenging track you pass by Nidel Löffel, Leidbach and Hauderalp, where dairymen sometimes keep fresh milk cooling in the fountain to refresh thirsty bikers. After a few bends on the road to Monstein the route again branches off on an exciting single track towards Oberalp and Inneralp and then downhill to Monstein. This picturesque village is worth a stop and the inns in the attractive Walser village offer bikers a warm welcome in their garden restaurants. In Monstein, you will also find the «last beerstop before heaven» - a small brewery that produces local beer. 

After a break to refuel, you follow the route 338 Zügenschlucht. From Monstein, the route leads in the direction of the old silver mines, first along a wide forest trail. A gradual climb leads up all the way to Teuf Zügji. Here you take the single track on your right and get on a technically demanding section towards Jenisberg. This part is only a pleasure for bikers free from giddiness, as there are some deep gorges along the way, while you pass by Brunnentöbeli, Löser, Chüetobel to get to the junction towards Jenisberg. 

From Jenisberg, the steep road leads down to Wiesen railway station. Be careful of oncoming vehicles here. Those who wish can treat themselves to a snack at the “Züga-Beizli” with home-made, local specialities. From Wiesen station, leave route 337 and follow the hiking trail sign to Leidboden, always along the Landwasser until you are under the Landwasser viaduct. After this impressive sight, the ascent to Filisur station follows, where you should treat yourself to a Filisurer Bio Glacé while waiting for the train.

Alps Epic Trail Davos
Alps Epic Trail Davos

Alps Epic Trail Davos

from CHF 100.-

✓ Overnight stay in an official bike hotel ✓ Discounted mountain railway tickets ✓ Participation in the summer guest program ✓ Special service for mountain bikers

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