Ringelspitzhütte / Lavoitobel
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This tour requires two things: stamina and fun on technical trail descents. If you have both, you can look forward to a mountain bike experience in a class of its own. The ideal start is in Chur at the parking lot Obere Au, where you can also leave your car well (also several days, with overnight stay in the Ringelspitzhütte). To start with, we recommend a visit to Merz, where the first drive-in bakery/confectionery in Switzerland serves fine coffee as well as delicious pastries and confectionery (you will later be glad not to have started with an empty stomach, so grab it quietly and take something with you on the way).
The tour leads at the beginning to Felsberg and soon to the right on a magnificent forest trail, which leads to Benis Boden. The road to Kunkelspass regularly leads steeply (but easily drivable) upwards with magnificent views along the route. The restaurant Überuf on the mountain level is a recommended stopover; here there are usually a lot of bikers who ride the popular Kunkelspass tour. Right at the restaurant, the path to the Ringelspitzhütte branches off to the left. A beautiful and easily drivable mountain road leads up to the Grossalp. The mountain panorama is breathtaking, with the Calanda (local mountain of the Alpine town of Chur and one of the longest mountain massifs in Graubünden) on one side and the mountain ranges around the Ringelspitz (part of the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona) on the other. At Grossalp turn left and follow the initially drivable path. Now it is only a short ascent (in principle drivable ;-) to the Ringelspitzhütte. At the highest point of the tour it is worthwhile to stop again and enjoy the view. Because then it's time to put the saddle down and set it to downhill mode.
The challenging trail into the Lavoitobel has it all and offers technically experienced bikers a joyful challenge (short bumps). The rocky mountain flanks of the Crap Mat to the right provide a unique backdrop. At Hinter Säss it will be flat, but the trail still requires full concentration. Finally, a forest trail follows, which technically but still leads very flowy (since not blocked) into the valley. A real joy and you think that the trail does not end. On the following mountain road you can relax a bit. When you reach the Kunkelspass road, turn left up and soon turn right again over a bridge. Immediately after the bridge is another crisp trail, which later comes together again with the ascent route. Follow this back to the starting point in Chur at the Upper Au.
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