“I started mountain biking back in the 90s. Everything was much rougher back then than it is today: no suspension forks, no disc brakes. We pumped our tyres up to 3 bar, held tightly onto the handlebars and just let rip ...” This is how Anthony Pearce describes the beginnings of his passion. And says, what makes the Bahnen tour so special for him: “What makes the Bahnentour so special? You ride around 100 kilometres and that’s alongside the 10,000 metres of descent. And you never ride the same trail twice – even if you have to take the same cable car twice as a shuttle. That’s just so cool!” And that's not all: “Always keep an eye on the weather. It can sometimes snow on the first summit. Then the sun is shining on the next summit – and then it can turn foggy again. The Bahnentour is never boring.”
So that hikers, trail runners and bikers don't get in each other's way, there is a special principle in Davos Klosters: trail tolerance. "This means that we share the same paths. And respect each other", explains Anthony. When asked what is the wildest moment for him and his guests during the Bahnen tour, the answer comes out quickly: "Lunch in the Parsenn cable railway. The pizzeria delivers your pizzas directly to the valley station. Quickly pay, grab the pizza boxes under your arm and head off back up the mountain. Then straight onto the next trail.”
And finally, Anthony tells us how he celebrates the end of each train tour: “We often arrange a barbecue with friends on Lake Davos at the end of the Bahnentour. There’s a lovely little bay there with an attractive open fireplace. In short, relax and unwind, barbecue some food and toast a fantastic day of trail riding.”
Trained, athletic cyclists master the single trail tour within a day. The tour can, however, also be completed in several stages (e.g. 2 days), so that the same enjoyment can be experienced with significantly more breaks. On the side: An overnight stay at a bike hotel includes the ticket for the funicular railways. If you are not yet confident enough to do the Bahnentour, try the trail ticket routes first as preparation.
Davos - Weissfluhjoch - Felsenweg - Strelapass - Chörbschhorn - Stafelalp - Frauenkirch - Glaris - Rinerhorn - Spina - Wildboden - Davos - Meierhofer Täli - Wolfgang - Grüenbödeli - Klosters - Gotschna - Chalbersäss - Serneuser Schwendi - Rütiwald - Klosters Dorf - Gotschna - Schwarzseealp - Gotschnaboden - Zugwald - Klosters Dorf - Madrisa - Flue - Klosters Dorf - Madrisa - Arensa - Saas - Küblis
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