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MTB trail info: Davos - Arosa - Lenzerheide

There are many ways of doing this route, this is the one I did:

Davos Platz to Stafelalp to Maienfelder Furgga to Stausee to Inner Arosa (up the Hornlilift) across towards Parpener Rothorn to Lenzerheide

From Davos Platz train station, turn left and cycle up the hill. At the Crossroads turn left towards the Spital. The turning for the trail is a little hard to spot, its a right hand turn by a small stream (if you come to the spital you have gone too far). You are heading towards Stafelalp.

The trail starts off climbing immediately, it is an untended mountain road. Fairly easy non technical climb. At Usser Erb (1907m) you come out of the trees, turn left down a short hill, then head right onto nice single track.

This single track is fairly straightforward although there are a few tricky sections that require care due to edges (I managed to fall off and over the edge here - just before the bench - dumb, unclipping, not enough momentum, loss of balance moment).

Nice restaurant at Stafelalp!

At Stafelalp (1894m) you head up out of the village (signposted Arosa). A loose, wide dirt road, a little steep. You will soon come to a sign post where Arosa is signposted in two directions. You are heading to Maienfelder Furgga. You will cross a small stream on a big wooden bridge and this is roughly where the hike a bike section begins. Bits are rideable. The section is not so long (around 200hm) then the remainder of the path to Maienfelder Furgga is rideable.

The Descent to the Stauersee, for me, is hard - slightly too hard. It's steep, twisty, loose, edgy in places. I walked some bits but I reckon if you are more of a freeride / DH rider you'd be ok. The bottom was certainly fun through the forest.

At the Stauersee you have to climb from 1608m back to Inner Arosa 1850m. I took the nice easy road route. BTW all shops are closed between 12:00 and 14:00 but the backery opposite the coop is open and does exceedingly nice cake.

Here I cheated and took the Hornli lift (had to get back to davos for work).

Upon exiting the lift at the top, the route to Lenzerheide is signposted with a red MTB sign. It starts directly opposite the lift station. Nice easy route to begin with, that turns into hike a bike with about 100m of asscent.

The descent into Lenzerheide starts off very steeply, and does have a few small drops to negotiate. I again managed to fall off I then took the fireroad back to Lenzerheide post in time for the post bus.

Nice trail, great scenes. One of many, many routes.

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Personally, if I prefere the Weissfluhjoch, Strelapass, Tritt route as a means of getting to Arosa.

Weissfluhjoch, Strelapass via Langwies to Arosa is the easiest route.
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Re: MTB trail info: Davos - Arosa - Lenzerheide

Thanks thats great. Maybe it would suit well in this thread.

I've done this route and other versions on a similar theme quite a few times and it is absolutely stunning scenery.

Some of the highlights can be seen on this video which I put together when doing a different version of the same idea last year.

The Tritt route you mentioned is really amazing. Not for the faint hearted though. You need to carry your bike down some very steep steps and then cope with traversing a steep scree slope where there is nothing to hold on to.

My top tip for getting to Arosa is Weissfluhjoch Durranapass Langweis. not quite as scenic as Tritt but the trail is generally more flowing.
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Re: MTB trail info: Davos - Arosa - Lenzerheide

I always forget about the scree slope after the Tritt stairs.

I couldn't get your vid to work

Will be doing your suggested route in the next few weeks
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I always forget about the scree slope after the Tritt stairs.

I couldn't get your vid to work

Will be doing your suggested route in the next few weeks
Try this link and go to Grischa Trail video.

or it is also here in lower quality.
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Try this link and go to Grischa Trail video.

or it is also here in lower quality.
Cool, got the low quality one to work.

But ,tut tut riding across the Wiesen Viaduct

Looks like you had some sweet days riding.

Gotta say, I just love the riding in Graubunden - SOOOO much and so varied - can't wait to get my new bike for next season.
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