Swiss Epic 2020 - Stage 3 Arosa

49.1 km
6:40 h
1662 mhd
1662 mhd
Swiss Epic 2020 Arosa
Swiss Epic 2020 am Obersee Arosa

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On this tour you can follow the original route of the third stage of the Swiss Epic 2020 and not only follow in the footsteps of the Swiss superstars and Swiss Epic winners Nino Schurter & Lars Forster, but also enjoy the impressive landscapes and single trails as well as the unique route of one of the most famous MTB stage races in the world - and this without any pressure to perform.
Technique 0/6
Fitness 0/6
Highest Point  2619 m
Lowest Point  1607 m
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The third stage of the Swiss Epic 2020 leads with two loops over a total of 50km and 1900 meters of altitude around Arosa. The tour begins with a 10km and 800m ascent up to the Hörnligrat. Over the idyllic Alp Maran and through the Arlen Forest you pass the first highlight of this tour: the Arosa Bear Sanctuary. If you have time, you can make a short detour to observe the formerly abused bears in their new home. It continues with a steady ascent to the Carmenna hut, then it gets really steep up to the Hörnligrat - the beer or snack in the Hörnli hut is well deserved. After a snack on the Hörnligrat, there is a spectacular descent on a narrow trail with exposed spots into the Urdentäli, where a beautiful, but also challenging uphill trail in the high alpine landscape leads you up to the Urdenfürggli. From there, a rapid and flowing descent follows on a newly created trail in alpine terrain with a view of the Lenzerheide. Then it goes up to Gredigs Fürggli at 2,614 m above sea level. M – at the same time the highest point of this tour as well as the entire Swiss Epic 2020. What goes up must come down: This is followed by 10km of pure downhill fun! A beautiful trail in stony terrain along a mountain flank leads into a flowing trail through a green pasture landscape with a view of the beautifully embedded and picturesque Älplisee. But that's not all: This is followed by the lowest part of the unique HörnliTrail, one of the longest and most beautiful flow trails in Europe, which leaves nothing to be desired for MTBs. A beautiful trail along an untouched green landscape takes you to a stream crossing and from there to the second long climb of the tour. With a length of 15km and 500 meters of elevation gain, a stop in the village of Arosa is recommended to replenish your energy reserves. The ascent to the Rot Tritt – where a fantastic view awaits you – is smooth at the beginning. After a while, the ascent, which provides plenty of variety with trails in between, becomes a bit steeper. Once on the plateau, this tour literally takes you to new spheres: The descent promises pure pleasure and is surrounded by a unique lunar landscape. If you like trails, you won't need the phrase "Houston, we have a problem" in this section. A rooty trail leads to the Arosa Bear Sanctuary, from where a trail with an incredible panorama over Arosa leads to a well-deserved end of the day in Arosa.  A dip in the cool water of the Untersee is particularly recommended.


During a detour to the Arosa Bear Land, observe the once abused bears in their new home.

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