Gipfeltour Umbrail – Val Vau – Valchava
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Where the man with the cap greets and top-class trail pearls await - just the thing for bike experts.
If you like bumpy descents, this tour is the right place for you. It is a challenge and is aimed at bike experts. The journey begins with the PostBus (reservation) or ROMEX bike shuttle (reservation) to the Umbrail Pass, where the trail leads with a long and strenuous carrying passage in the direction of Piz Umbrail. The ascent is followed by the first single trail descent, technically moderate and partly blocked. Continuing in the direction of Val Vau, cross the stream and, after short sections of forest roads, reach the crowning finale: the "Hom dal Chapé". After starting at the wooden sculpture, the trail leads 1.5 km through dense forest over rooty and rocky sections to Valchava.
The priority is regulated and depends on the offer days of the hiking bus PostBus Val Vau: Wed, Thu and Sat priority for hikers! On the remaining days, coexistence applies.
- This tour requires a high level of driving safety, balance and technical skills as well as a head for heights.
- Reserve the PostBus for the Umbrail Pass in advance or take the Romex Bike Shuttle to the starting point at the top of the pass.
Graubünden's large network of trails is almost equally open to hikers and bikers - provided they are tolerant.
We have a word for it: Fairtrail.
Sometimes you'd rather be alone in the world. Or at least on the hiking trail. But you're not. That's why you have to come to terms with the others. It's not that difficult, and nobody really has anything against a smile and a smile back. So:
On the road on wheels ...
- you will make yourself felt with the bell at an early stage.
- you always give way to the hikers.
- you pass at walking pace or descend briefly.
On foot ...
- you know that of course you have the right of way.
- you go to the side when there is enough space.
- you don't hinder the bikers unnecessarily.
Umbrail Pass – Piz Umbrail – Lai da Rims – Val Vau – Valchava
- With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) every hour to Zernez station.
- With the PostBus (from Zernez) every hour in the direction of Val Müstair
- From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car train through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga – Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass and the Ofen Pass to the Ofen Pass (Süsom Givè).
- From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27 to Zernez and then over the Ofen Pass to the Ofen Pass (Süsom Givè).
- From the south: via the Reschen Pass (Nauders-Martina) through the Val Müstair over the Ofen Pass to the Ofen Pass (Süsom Givè).
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