Biker's paradise
A biker enjoys the mountain panorama on the Signal Trail on Gotschna.  | © Davos Klosters Mountains

Biking in Davos Klosters

What could be better than riding down flowy trails amidst a beautiful Alpine scenery and improving your skills on two wheels every day? We can’t think of anything more wonderful! And it’s exactly what bikers in Davos Klosters Mountains can look forward to. On our single tracks, you’ll enjoy lots of variety and impressive scenic views – that’s for sure.

In the bike scene, Davos Klosters is considered the single-track hotspot of the Alps. Thanks to a trail network of more than 700 kilometres, cross-country, enduro and downhill riders as well as e-bikers and pleasure-loving cyclists can choose from a wide range of options for every taste and every level of skill. Passionate downhillers favour the Alps Epic Trail – Switzerland’s longest single track. And the Bahnentour – with 10,000 metres of difference in altitude and almost 100 kilometres of single tracks in one or two days – is a real challenge as well.

Endless bike trails

The perfect experience for every biker

In Davos Klosters there are waiting numerous thrilling biking experiences for you. Everything you need to know for a unique biking holiday in the Swiss mountains you find on a glance.

Parsenn Gotschna, Jakobshorn, Rinerhorn and Madrisa – you can comfortably transport your bike by cable car or lift onto all four of these mountains. So you can fully focus on your downhill adventures – fun and action guaranteed!

The hotels offer a wide range of services to meet the needs and wishes of bikers. Wash stations, bike storage rooms with repair tools and the staff’s extensive know-how ensure that bikers feel right at home. Another plus: In addition to diverse culinary offers, bikers also have the option of booking special courses or bike guides.

Events and courses on the bike sport round off your biking experience in Davos Klosters. The events are very popular with locals and guests, and they have bike fans from around the world come to the region.

At Färich Bikepark in Davos Dorf and on the Technique Trail on Jakobshorn, you can dabble in the bike sport or brush up on your skills. The Gotschna Freeride Trail with its various obstacles such as tables, banked turns and jumps is the perfect training ground for downhillers.

The partner businesses in the region optimally cater to the requirements of bikers, and they also provide additional variety by offering technical courses and tours. All kinds of bikes can be rented on spot.

Gotschna Freeride Strecke North Shore | © Davos Klosters Mountains
A biker rides on the biketrail in the Flüela valley in autumn.  | © Davos Klosters Mountains
Jump of a mountain biker on the Gotschna Freeride Line on Parsenn.  | © Davos Klosters Mountains

Bike-Highlights

On our mountains

A biker jumpes on the signal trail on Gotschna, the Tinzenhorn in the background.  | © Davos Klosters Mountians

The challenge Alps Epic Trail

With a length of 45 kilometres, the Alps Epic Trail is Switzerland’s longest single track. And it’s no surprise that the route was named one of the best mountain bike trails in the world by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). The trail has a great flow and boasts lots of breathtaking scenic views. Fun factor? 100 percent!

The trail starts with a cable car ride from Davos onto Jakobshorn’s summit. From there, the trail leads you into the picturesque side valley of Sertig and through the village of the same name. Afterwards a challenging, technical ascent onto Rinerhorn awaits you. You’ll have to put your leg muscles to work again. Once you arrive on Rinerhorn, the trail leads you down to Filisur via the village of Monstein.

The Alps Epic Trail isn’t suitable for beginners – it definitely requires some bike experience, as some sections of the trail contain steps, rocks and the like. The Alps Epic can also be divided into stages. You could, for instance, shorten one section by taking the cable car onto Rinerhorn instead of climbing the summit by bike.

Rinerhorn gondola transports our guests to the Jatzmeder mountain station. | © Davos Klosters Mountains

Bahnentour Davos Klosters

Completing the Bahnentour in one day is only something for very athletic riders. The 10,000 metres of difference in altitude and almost 100 kilometres of single tracks can also be spread out over the course of several days. So you can take your time to enjoy the fantastic mountain world of Davos Klosters.

In order to get onto the summits as quickly as possible and enjoy the flow experience down to the valley to the fullest, the cable cars and lifts of Davos Klosters Mountains will gladly help you out. That way you can focus on pure downhill fun in the mountains. But keep in mind: For most of the trails, you need to have some biking experience.

The Bahnentour is as flexible as the requirements of individual bikers – because the tour can be adapted, extended or shortened based on your own taste and level of skill. So, every biker is bound to find the perfect Bahnentour – promise!

Jakobshorn Technik Trail Bike | © Davos Klosters Mountains

Technique Trail Jakobshorn

If you want to improve your biking skills, you’ll have to continuously work on your riding technique. And the Technique Trail on Jakobshorn is perfect for this. The start of the trail is halfway downhill from the Jakobshorn mountain station to the intermediate station. The second part starts below the Jschalp intermediate station and leads you down into the valley.

The Technique Trail is open from mid-June to mid-October and can easily be reached by taking the Jakobshorn cable car. On the first section, bikers enjoy breathtaking views of the Grison mountains. On the second section from Jschalp, which partly follows the cable car’s route, you’ll have a beautiful view of Davos. From then on, the route takes you partly through the forest where you’ll find various “technique stations” with special info boards and videos (QR Code).

By the way: The trail is not just something for seasoned bike pros who want to have some flowy fun on waves and small jumps. It’s also suitable for beginners and families.

A biker all in blue rides the breathtaking rock trail on Parsenn.  | © Davos Klosters Mountains

Rock and scenic trail

The starting point of this route is the Parsenn funicular mountain station on Weissfluhjoch. From there, a single track leads you to Strela Pass across the spectacular “rock trail” – a section of rough terrain with lots of rocks. Once you reach the mountain pass, you’ll have to take a short break to breathe in some fresh Alpine air and enjoy the beautiful scenic views of the surrounding mountains. On one side, you can see Davos and Landwasser Valley – on the other side, you can see Sapün and the neighbouring holiday resort of Arosa Lenzerheide. From Strela Pass, the trail now follows the scenic route below the avalanche barrier of Schiahorn. From this point, Lake Davos can be admired along the entire length of the trail. The scenic trail continues to Höhenweg restaurant. From there, you’ll head back down into the valley, choosing one of several trails in various levels of difficulty.

This route is great for beginners or for a short tour after work – because, of course, you can also take the Parsenn funicular to get back down to the valley.

A biker makes a spectacular jump on the small jumpline on the Gotschna Freeride. | © Davos Klosters Mountains

Gotschna Freeride

The Gotschna Freeride route, or A-Line for short, is a bike freeride adventure of the exceptional kind. Every seasoned biker who visits Davos should give this route highlight a try.

The six-kilometre-long route leads from the Gotschnaboden station (which can be reached with the first section of the Gotschna cable car) down to Klosters. The demanding route is only something for experienced riders and die-hard downhillers – but those will experience tons of flowy fun. Banked turns, jumps and tables of different heights lure adrenalin junkies up into the mountains time and again.

The trail is open from the end of June to mid-October. During this time, the Gotschna cable car on Parsenn is also open for passenger and bike transport.

Bike map

With the right preparation, choice of route and good signposting on site, you can be safe on the trails. You will get a good overview using the trail map of the region.

Download the trail map
 

The biking routes at a glance

Madrisa gondola with a mountain scenery in the background. | © Davos Klosters Mountains

Bike transport by cable car & lift

Biking season in Davos Klosters lasts from the end of May to mid-October. During this time, the cable cars and lifts of Davos Klosters Mountains are happy to take you and your bike or e-bike up into the mountains.

  • DAY TICKET: You can buy a single ride or a day ticket for bike transport.

    If you want to explore the mountains all summer long, we recommend getting a bike summer subscription.

  • TOPCARD: The TopCard is a great choice for mountain bike junkies who prefer to spend every weekend in the mountains. It includes cable car and lift use in winter as well as in summer including bike transport – at a total of three top destinations: Davos Klosters, Flims Laax and Arosa Lenzerheide.

Bike hotels

Get the most out of your bike holidays and stay in Davos Klosters for several days! Suitable accommodation options for your holidays can be found at the Mountain Hotels. Our bike hotels have wash and service stations as well as lockable bike storage rooms. Packed lunches are available on request.

The RinerLodge camping site at the foot of Rinerhorn is also very popular with bikers.

Parsenn Resort Bikewaschstation | © Davos Klosters Mountains

Good to know

Did you actually know...

Trail tolerance

In Davos Klosters, you will find diverse single tracks for beginners and professionals open from the end of May to mid-October. And because we practice trail tolerance, you are allowed to ride your bike on almost all hiking trails. The only prerequisite: showing consideration for other guests, such as hikers and trail runners. True to the motto: Share the trails!

Trail Crew

Davos Klosters has its own trail crew? These strong guys make sure all trails are well maintained. Their job is to control the trails and to prevent erosion and damage to the landscape. They also build bridges, erect fence gates, and remove landslide debris. A great thing, don't you think?

Bike schools and  rentals

In Davos Klosters, there are numerous bike partners who sell and rent bikes and e-bikes including equipment. Some of them also offer tours with local guides who will give you additional tips and information on improving your riding technique.

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