Auf Suworows Spuren

24.7 km
1:45 h
637 mhd
644 mhd

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Staumauer am Lag da Pigniu

Grey and mighty the rock colossi above, turquoise and lovely the lake below. The scenically unique family bike tour offers a lot of riding pleasure and lets you quickly forget how relentless the mountains may have been in the 18th century.

Technique 1/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  1458 m
Lowest Point  1092 m
Best Season
Valley station Bergbahnen Brigels
Waterfalls at Lag da Pigniu
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The color of the shadowy soldiers slowly peels off the reservoir wall, the memory remains. It must have been quite uncomfortable when the famous Russian general Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov saved his army from the advancing French over the already snowy Panixer Pass from the Glarus region to Graubünden in the late autumn of 1799. The three-thousanders Muttenstock, Ruchi, Chli Ruchi and Hausstock, which seem threatening to the exhausted soldiers, today form a spectacular backdrop for the circumnavigation of the Lag da Pigniu. 

The route starts at the valley station in Brigels. On Route C you go on the left side of the lake in the direction of Waltensburg. Continue until you reach the Valley Station Waltensburg (large parking lot). At the valley station you drive uphill to Andiast. Now drive through the village of Andiast to the end of the village. At the end of the village you will find a fork. Take the left road and follow Route C (signs 679) to the Panix reservoir. Once at the reservoir, you can drive on the right bank of the lake to the waterfalls at the end of the lake. The way back is via the same route back to Brigels.


Climbing wall at the dam wall (via the mentioned painting), bookings under Tel.: 0041 79 256 36 36,

Fireplaces at the end of the

reservoir in the middle of the rock arena or at the western end of the dam wall with a lot of panorama.


In uncertain weather conditions, the tour should not be started. Weather changes in the mountains are frequent. If a rain front or similar comes up during the tour, you should turn back in time.

Respect other trail users - Trail Tolerance!


MTB, helmet, gloves and possibly Knee pads, glasses, rain and sun protection, drinks, repair kit, first aid kit


Valley station cable cars Brigels - Migliè - Waltensburg Curtginet - Andiast - Pattadiras - Tscheppa - Cuolms - Camartgin - Lag da Pigniu - Dam - Denter Auas. The way back is via the same route back to Brigels.


Public Transport

From the cantonal capital of Graubünden, Chur, the Rhaetian Railway takes you through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Ilanz and on to Tavanasa. Then take the Postbus line 90.461 Tavanasa - Brigels to the stop Breil/Brigels, posta

Anreise Information

On the A13 to Reichenau, then on the main road 19 via Flims to Tavanasa and then up to Brigels


Parking is available at the parking lots of the valley station Bergbahnen Brigels

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