Ringelspitzhütte / Lavoitobel
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This tour requires two things: fitness and fun on technical trail descents. Those who have both can look forward to a mountain bike experience of the highest class. The ideal start is in Chur at the Obere Au car park, where you can also leave your car (also several days, overnight in the Ringelspitzhütte). A visit to Merz is recommended for the start, where there is fine coffee as well as delicious pastries and confectionery in the first Drive-In Bakery/Conditorei in Switzerland (you will be glad not to have started with an empty stomach later, so you can access it quietly and at best take something with you on the way).
The tour leads to Felsberg at the beginning and soon on the right on a magnificent forest trail, which leads to the Benis Boden. The road to the Kunkelspass regularly leads steeply (but well-driving) uphill with magnificent views along the route. The restaurant Überuf on the mountain top is a recommended stopover; here there are usually a lot of bikers who ride the popular Kunkelspass tour. Right at the restaurant, the path to the Ringelspitzhütte branches off to the left. A beautiful and easy-to-drive mountain road leads uphill to Grossalp. The mountain panorama is breathtaking, with the Calanda (home mountain of the Alpine town of Chur and one of the longest mountain massifs in Graubünden) on one side and the mountain ranges around the Ringelspitz (part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tektonikarena Sardona) on the other. At the Grossalp turn left and follow the initially mobile path. Now it is only a short ascent (in principle movable ;-) to the Ringelspitzhut. At the highest point of the tour it is worth to stop again and enjoy the view. After all, it says: Saddle down and set to downhill mode.
The challenging trail to The Lavoitobel has it all and offers tech-savvy bikers a joyful challenge (short bump passages). The rocky mountain flanks of The Crap Mats to the right offer a unique backdrop. At Hinter Säss it becomes flat, but the trail still requires full concentration. Finally follows a forest trail, which technically but still leads very flowy (because not blocked) into the valley. A real joy and you think the trail doesn't end. On the following mountain road you can relax a bit. When you reach the Kunkelspass road, briefly turn left uphill and soon turn right over a bridge. Immediately after the bridge there is another crisp trail, which later rejoins the ascent route. This is now followed back to the starting point in Chur near the Upper Au.
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