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Grand Alpine Circle Tour

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The way is the goal! The self-drive round trip through Graubünden - with a detour to Ticino - is the perfect adventure for experienced mountain pass drivers. Tip: Test a current Tesla model at a special rate while you're there!
Distance 498.2 km
7:30 h
11,633 m
11,633 m
2,384 m
194 m
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Update: May 02, 2022
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,384 m
Lowest point
194 m
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Rest stops

Chur
Boutique-Hotel La Rocca
Hotel Schweizerhof
Cresta Palace Celerina
Village Center
Parkhütte Varusch
Hotel Alpina

Start

Chur (586 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'812E 1'191'230N
DD
46.853001, 9.534367
DMS
46°51'10.8"N 9°32'03.7"E
UTM
32T 540736 5188967
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Destination

Chur

Turn-by-turn directions

Stage 1: Chur - Ascona

From Chur you cycle through the Rhine Gorge to Disentis and then left into the Val Medel and Blenio Valley. Over the Lukmanier you reach Bellinzona in Ticino. Here we recommend a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the three castles of Bellinzona. The tour then continues to Lake Maggiore.

Stage 2: Ascona - Lenzerheide

Back via Bellinzona and the San Bernardino into Graubünden. Via Thusis and Muldain to Lenzerheide.

Stage 3: Lenzerheide - Celerina

Via Tiefencastel and over the Julier Pass into the Upper Engadine. Optional ride over the Albula Pass.

Stage 4: Celerina - Klosters Platz

Through the Upper Engadine to the Lower Engadine and from Such left onto the Flüela Pass road to Davos/Klosters in the Prättigau.

Stage 5: Klosters Platz - Davos

Via Landquart back to Chur.

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'812E 1'191'230N
DD
46.853001, 9.534367
DMS
46°51'10.8"N 9°32'03.7"E
UTM
32T 540736 5188967
w3w 
///farmer.revolts.tycoons
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Distance
498.2 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
11,633 m
Descent
11,633 m
Highest point
2,384 m
Lowest point
194 m
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  • 5 Stages
Touring by Car · Switzerland
Chur - Ascona
Map / Chur - Ascona
Difficulty Stage 1 closed
Distance 175.3 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 2,931 m
Descent 3,293 m

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Ascona - Lenzerheide
Map / Ascona - Lenzerheide
Difficulty Stage 2 closed
Distance 158.2 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 5,880 m
Descent 4,658 m

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Lenzerheide - Celerina
Map / Lenzerheide - Celerina
Difficulty Stage 3
Distance 62.4 km
Duration 0:50 h
Ascent 1,739 m
Descent 1,479 m

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Celerina - Davos Platz
Map / Celerina - Davos Platz
Difficulty Stage 4
Distance 65.7 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 958 m
Descent 1,141 m

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Klosters Platz - Chur
Map / Klosters Platz - Chur
Difficulty Stage 5
Distance 47 km
Duration 0:35 h
Ascent 383 m
Descent 1,000 m

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