Alps Trail Davos - IMBA EPIC
ElevationAscent: 2,891' 881 m
Descent: -7,800' -2,377 m
High: 8,448' 2,575 m
Low: 3,212' 979 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)
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“An IMBA Epic featuring stunning views of the Alps with biergartens along the way.”— Leslie Kehmeier
Don't forget to visit to the village of Monstein and its brewery, which claims to be the highest in the Alps. The final bit of trail—the “Via Romantica” segment— is worth the effort. As you arrive in Filisur, a cappuccino awaits before the train ride back to Davos.
Roll out of the lift house and down the access road. You'll definitely be distracted by breathtaking views of the Alps unfolding before you.
Stay right onto the Jakobshorn to Sertig Trail as the road comes to a small lake. From here, a fun, rowdy descent begins. The grade is steady at first but not steep as you cross open alpine terrain.
Eventually, the route turns more downhill and descends into a valley. The trail will be technical in spots with big rocks and some unexpected drops. Also, be mindful of livestock fencing that may be corralling the trail.
At the bottom of the descent, stay left to ride a short section of pavement around the base of the valley before turning left the Sertig to Rinehorn Trail. From here, there will be a steep, punchy climb to gain the the higher slopes on the west side. The route quickly enters the forest and traverses through dense pine trees.
Near the end of this section, you'll be treated with a final punchy climb that ends at a picnic area. Don't be surprised to see locals grilling their favorite meats here! Follow the road past the small cabin to small ski area. This is a great place to stop for a snack or meal before continuing this epic ride on the Rinehorn to Monstein route.
From the ski area, the route continues through more forest. Although the trail mostly contours the hillside, you'll find a few quick climbs and descents as well as a few more challenging rock sections.
The forest section ends at a cluster of chalets. Stay right to follow the road down to a right hand turn onto another quick section of singletrack. The forest will give way to some high meadows with big views.
You'll see another small village below. From here, you'll have two options: 1) continue with the route all the way to Filasur via the “Via Romantica” segment (aka Monstein to Wiesen) on forested singletrack or 2) descend into Monstein and have a beer at the local brewery (possibly the highest in the Alps!)
Both options provide access to a train station that can take you back to Davos and the beginning of the ride.
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