Alps Epic Trail Davos For Mountain Biking
The 7th most popular mountain bike trail in Switzerland.
Monday 1 October 2018 01:34 GMT
Southeast of Zurich in Graubunden, the Alps Epic Trail Davos is a breathtaking mountain bike trail from the Jakobhorn summit station down to the village of Filisur. It is a designated IMBA Epic Trail and is considered the longest singletrack in Switzerland, though it does combine trails with gravel roads. The Alps Epic Trail Davos offers 2070m of descent across the 40km route with only 600m of climbing.
Starting from Davos Platz near the train station, head up the Jakobshornbahn to the summit station. Begin riding on the gravel road up towards Sertig Dorfli, which turns into singletrack. The newly rebuilt route descends a winding trail into the village of Sertig Dorfli. Next to Walserhuus Restaurant, the Alps Epic Trail Davos starts ascending up through Abirugg to the Rinerhorn top station. Just past the summit, the route turns left towards Monstein but watch for the singletrack veering off. This fun singletrack passes down through Oberalp and Inneralp on the way to Monstein, where there is a small local brewery. Once past Monstein, the route ascends gently to Teuf Zugji where there is a technical singletrack on the right leading to Jenisberg along some steep, scenic gorges. In Jenisberg, the Alps Epic turns right for the wild downhill through Zugenschlucht gorge to Wiesen Station. From Wiessen Station, the trails parallels Landwasser before the final climb up to Filisur, where there is a train station to return to Davos Platz.
To reach the mountain biking in Davos from Zurich, head southeast on Route A3 to Landquart, and then southeast on Route 28 into Davos.
Overall, Alps Epic Trail Davos is the 7th most popular mountain bike trail of all 34 mountain biking rides in Switzerland. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Alps Epic Trail Davos including Fluelabach, Pischatour and Bahnen Tour.