Not sporty, too heavy, or only for older cyclists? E-bikes have long since shed their dowdy image. Not only do modern e-bikes look strikingly similar to standard bikes, they’re also experiencing a boom. And what a boom! Their electric drive systems allow cyclists with varying fitness levels to take to the road together. That’s a huge advantage when faced with undulating terrain – like Davos Klosters.
An e-bike turns tiring uphill climbs into relaxed rides, and the extra push from the motor also means you can fit what would have been a day trip into an after-work outing. In short: the focus is on enjoying the ride. And, if you still want to prove your fitness, use the e-bike to push your limits. Higher. Faster. Further. Tried it yet?
Basically, all the Davos Klosters bike trails that are fun to ride with a standard bike are also suitable for e-bikes. E-bikes are especially appealing for steep ascents, such as the route up to Pischa. If you fancy a more gentle ride, try a route through the side valleys, such as Dischma, or follow the Landwasser river along the valley. Good to know: routes that involve carrying your bike are not suitable for e-bikes.
So, anyone who can ride a bike can ride an e-bike? Not quite. Due to the weight of the motor, e-bikes have a different centre of gravity to standard bikes – so they handle differently. The ‘How to E-Mountainbike’ videos are full of helpful hints and tips. Bonus tip: go on a course to improve your technique. Or sign up for one of the guided e-bike tours in our programme for summer visitors.
Shred single trails, cruise ascents with uphill flow, and stay overnight in the rustic Vereina and Dürrboden mountain inns. This tour has plenty of Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, such as a picnic by the Ravais lakes. And, to cap it all off, return to Davos on the heritage railway. That’s what you get with the new mountain inn e-bike tour around Davos Klosters. A mountain biking adventure you’ll remember for a long time. We promise.
Davos Platz – Tschuggen – Pischa – Hüreli – Drusatscha – Grüenbödeli – Schwäderloch – Alp Garfiun – Berghaus Vereina
Berghaus Vereina – Klosters – Durannapass – Casannapass – Parsenn – Meierhofer Tälli – Davos Dorf – Dischma – Dürrboden
Berggasthaus Dürrboden – Scalettapass – Alp Funtauna – Val Funtauna – Ravais-ch-Seen – Bergün – Filisur – Davos Platz
Stuck on the mountain with an empty battery? It doesn't have to be this way. An increasing number of mountain inns have power sockets. So you should always take your own charger with you, or charge your battery at a specialized bike hotel in the evening.
There is a free e-bike charging station at the Tourist Office in Klosters throughout the summer season. A limited number of chargers are also available to hire locally.