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650 Heaven's Door

· 6 reviews · Mountainbiking · Switzerland
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Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren Explorers Choice 
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  • / Anstieg Ziteil.
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A demanding tour to Europe's highest place of pilgrimage. With a power-sapping climb and technically difficult descent, the tour is rich with variety.
difficult
Distance 27.7 km
3:30 h
1,350 m
1,350 m
2,427 m
1,148 m
The tour «Heaven's Door» is by anyone standards a challenge and diverse. The start is the car park for the cable car Savognin. From here the route passes by Dorf Riom and Burg Rezia Ampla and onto Tigignas. The castle provides the setting for the annual Origen Cultural Festival in the Raeto-Romansch language. From there the route takes a steep incline forest road and then a single track to Ziteil, the highest place of pilgrimage in Europe at 2433 metres. A visit to the church is well-worth it. The giant church window affords an exceptional panorama over the Surses. The downhill is pure joy for any biker who has no fear of demanding single trails. The way leads through the mountain huts of Munter to Salouf a great place to rest and enjoy the restaurant terrace. Then the last stretch leads back to Savognin.
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Romedi Conradin
Update: September 10, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,427 m
Lowest point
1,148 m
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Start

Savognin (1,164 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'765'002E 1'162'904N
DD
46.597020, 9.592200
DMS
46°35'49.3"N 9°35'31.9"E
UTM
32T 545359 5160554
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Destination

Savognin

Turn-by-turn directions

Savognin - Salouf - Munter - Ziteil - Cre digl Lai - Tigignas - Savognin

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Mit dem Postauto bis Savognin

Getting there

Über die A13 und B3 nach Savognin.

Parking

Parkmöglichkeiten an der Talstation der Bergbahn.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'765'002E 1'162'904N
DD
46.597020, 9.592200
DMS
46°35'49.3"N 9°35'31.9"E
UTM
32T 545359 5160554
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.5
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Markus Voneschen
September 24, 2021 · Community
Die neue Streckenführung runter nach Savognin ist echt krass und braucht Kondition und technisches Können, super!!!
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This Erni
August 22, 2021 · Community
Der erste Teil des Aufstiegs bis zur Maiensäs Munter ist angenehm. Schattig und asphaltiert. Am Brunnen der Maiensäs Munter sollte man unbedinngt nochmals den Bidon füllen. Denn anschliessend wird es zäh. Unzählige Anstiege > 20 %, welche zwar gut befestigt und somit farbar sind, aber extrem in die Beine gehen. Um sich ein bisschen zu erholen wird es zwischendurch zum Glück immer wieder etwas flacher ;-) Die Abfahrt verläuft anfänglich über den schmalen Wanderweg und anschliessend abwechselnd über Forststrassen und Wanderwege. Die Trails sind bis auf ein paar wenige Gegenanstiege gut farbar. Für meinen Geschmack werden zuviele Tiefenmeter über Forststrassen vernichtet. Wäre super, wenn das noch etwas optimiert werden könnte. Dann hätte die Tour auch einen vierten oder jenach dem sogar einen fünften Stern verdient.
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Markus Wolf 
September 30, 2019 · Community
Wunderschöne Tour in beeindruckender Landschaft. Kann ich sehr empfehlen.
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When did you do this route? September 29, 2019
Technisch anspruchsvoller Downhill nach Kapelle
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Bachdurchfahrt im unteren Abschnitt
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Blick von Kapelle
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sehr schöner Wald-Trail
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Photo: Markus Wolf, Community
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Technisch anspruchsvoller Downhill nach Kapelle
Bachdurchfahrt im unteren Abschnitt
Blick von Kapelle
sehr schöner Wald-Trail
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
27.7 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,350 m
Descent
1,350 m
Highest point
2,427 m
Lowest point
1,148 m
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