Stage 4 Road cycling Route Source Region Rhine: Disentis – Ilanz

Medium
61.4 km
4:00 h
1570 mhd
2032 mhd
Ilanz die erste Stadt am Rhein
Benediktiner-Kloster in Disentis

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Holzbrücke in der Surselva
270 kilometers, two magnificent alpine passes, deep gorges,

spectacular landscapes and a ride through all three language regions of Graubünden await you.

Technique 3/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  1534 m
Lowest Point  705 m
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Start Disentis
Destination Ilanz
Coordinates 46.704403, 8.849774

Description

From Disentis (1,130m above sea level) the journey continues along the Anterior Rhine through the Surselva, the largest Romansh-speaking area of Graubünden. In Trun (852m above sea level) you’ll turn off the main road and explore picturesque villages on the northern side of the valley at six kilometers and 300 meters above sea level. After swapping valley sides, you’ll be on the ascent in the direction of the Obersaxen plateau. The area was settled by the Walsers and acts a Swiss German language island in the middle of the Surselva. With its countless hidden streets, Obersaxen enthuses the most adventurous racing cyclists. Until you reach Meierhof (1,259m above sea level) you stay on the main road and then turn right in the center of the village. You’ll climb up a little higher and with turn of the paedals and the view into the Surselva gets more and more impressive. You’ll pass the villages of Miraniga, Misanenga and Surcuolm before tackling the last ascent of the day. At 1535 altitude, a magical view over the Val Lumnezia and the Rheinschlucht (Rhine gorge) will thrill you. Enjoy the winding descent in direction of Luven (998m above sea level), before you end the racing bike day in Ilanz (699m above sea level), the first city on the Rhine.

Stages

Overall route: Chur – Chur

Stage 1: Chur – Splügen

Stage 2: Splügen – Biasca

Stage 3: Biasca – Disentis

Stage 4: Disentis – Ilanz

Stage 5: Ilanz – Chur

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