Rhaetian Railway active tours

Hike, cycle, experience, admire

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On tour with RhB: hike, cycle, experience, admire. True to the motto “back to nature”, RhB’s new “Rhaetian Railway active tours” offer provides valuable tips for even more hiking and cycling fun this summer.

The active tours are a combination of attractive special circular tour tickets and hiking and biking tours throughout the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Enjoy twice the ride with RhB: for one, tour fans easily reach the start of their adventure – and return home or to their holiday residence by bike or on foot after a successful trip. For another, those riding with RhB and its partners benefit from a 20 per cent discount – even on additional services such as the PostBus, bus, cable cars, carriage rides and bike transport. The special circular tour tickets are available from 1 July to 31 October 2017.

Don’t despair, RhB is there: summer tips along the track

How about the Engadin-Panorama-Tour “Bernina Glaciers”: from St. Moritz by bus via Surlej and up the Corvatsch cable cars, on foot across the Fuorcla Surlej to the “Ballroom of the Alps” with a magnificent view of the Bernina Range. After descending into Val Roseg, a pleasant carriage ride to Pontresina awaits, followed by a train ride back to the point of departure with RhB.

Alternatively, discover the “Davos–Landwasser” bike tour in all its diversity – starting from Davos Wolfgang to Filisur – right along the river and the impressive Landwasser Viaduct.

The following tours are available:

Hiking

Arosa-Ochsenalp-Tour

Travel from an RhB station to Arosa
Return from Tschiertschen (PostBus)

Distance 11.2 km
Duration3.5 h
Ascent 183 m
Descent 698 m
Highest point 2 091 m a.s.l.

Arosa © Graubünden Ferien / Alfonso Smith

Tschiertschen © Graubünden Ferien / Stefan Schlumpf

Preda – Spinas / Via Albula-Tour

Travel from an RhB station to Preda
Return from Spinas

Distance 11.6 km
Duration6.5 h
Ascent 726 m
Descent 695 m
Highest point 2 469 m a.s.l.

Engadiner-Panorama-Tour / Bernina Glaciers

Travel from an RhB station to St.Moritz incl. bus
St.Moritz–Surlej / Corvatsch cable car / cable car to Murtel
carriage ride Val Roseg. Return from Pontresina

Distance 12.9 km
Duration 3.5 h
Ascent 110 m
Descent 1 027 m
Highest point2 754 m a.s.l.

© Romano Salis

Detailed information on the hikes and suitable GPS Tracks can be found here.

Cycling

Langwies-Walser-Tour

Travel from an RhB station to Langwies
Return from Küblis – incl. bike transport

Distance 20 km
Duration 3 h
Ascent 805 m
Descent 1 366 m
Highest point 2 128 m a.s.l.

Davos-Landwasser-Tour

Travel from an RhB station to Davos Wolfgang
Return from Filisur – incl. bike transport

Distance 22 km
Duration 2 h
Ascent 236 m
Descent 696 m
Highest point1 541 m a.s.l.

Pontresina-Inn-Tour

Travel from an RhB station to Pontresina
Return from Zernez – incl. bike transport

Distance 35 km
Duration 3 h
Ascent 393 m
Descent 704 m
Highest point 1 793 m a.s.l.

More information on the bike tours and bike transport can be found here.

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Langwieser Viaduct

The red train hovers elegantly 62 metres over the Plessur River. With a length of 284 metres, the Langwieser Viaduct in the Schanfigg Valley is the largest RhB bridge. 100 years ago, pioneering railway builders constructed what was then the first railway bridge of its size to be made from reinforced concrete. Today, it is considered a heritage site of national importance. In winter it is romantically bathed in a glow of light.

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Albula Line

Even today, the 62-kilometre Albula Line is still considered a masterpiece in terms of railway engineering and routing. The RhB opened the spectacular section of track between Thusis and St. Moritz in 1903, after just five years' construction. The red train climbs over 1,000 metres in altitude – thanks to the Solis Viaduct, Landwasser Viaduct and the helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda – without rack-and-pinion technology.
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St.Moritz

Elegance, style and class: St. Moritz is not simply a holiday resort. This is the place where Alpine winter holidays were born in 1864. Nowadays, fabulous restaurants and internationally famous hotels welcome guests from around the globe.

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Prättigau

The Prättigau region between Landquart and Davos is both gently rolling and at the same time wildly mountainous. Hikers, bikers, those with an interest in culture and those who enjoy the finer things in life will all find something to write home about here – coupled with true hospitality.

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Landwasser Viaduct

The viaduct at Filisur spans the Landwasser Valley and leads directly into a tunnel. The construction of the three main pillars in 1901/02 was an outstanding architectural feat, considering that the viaduct was built using only two cranes and without scaffolding. This is the most spectacular landmark on the Rhaetian Railway and it has become famous the world over.

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Pontresina

It looks like a village from a fairytale: Pontresina features both stylish hotel buildings from the Belle Epoque era and houses in the traditional Engadin style with sgraffito wall decorations. Woods exuding the wonderful smell of Swiss pine and imposing glaciers surround the spa town, situated at 1,800 metres above sea level.

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GPS Tracks hiking routes

Bike tours and bike transport

More information on the bike tours and bike transport can be found in the flyer (only available in German).

Fares

Sample fares Arosa-Ochsenalp-Tour

Ilanz - Chur - Arosa / Tschiertschen - Chur - Ilanz 

2nd class
Adults CHF 44.00
Half-Fare CHF 22.00
Children 6 - 16 yearsCHF 22.00

 Prices per person.

Sample fares Preda - Spinas Via Albula/Bernina-Tour

Chur - Preda / Spinas - Chur

2nd class
Adults CHF 57.60
Half-Fare CHF 28.80
Children 6 - 16 years CHF 28.80

 Prices per person.

Sample fares Engadiner-Panorama-Tour / Bernina Glaciers

Thusis - St. Moritz / Pontresina - Thusis (incl. bus St. Moritz - Surlej / Corvatsch cable car / cable car to Murtel / carriage ride Val Roseg - Pontresina)  

2nd class
Adults CHF 95.40
Half-Fare CHF 56.70
Children 6 - 16 years CHF 47.70
GACHF 29.60

 Prices per person.

Sample fares Langwies - Walser-Tour

Domat/Ems - Langwies / Küblis - Domat/Ems 

2nd class
Adults CHF 49.20
Half-Fare CHF 27.20
Children 6 - 16 years CHF 27.20

 Prices per person incl. bike transport.

Sample fares Davos-Landwasser-Tour

Zernez - Davos Wolfgang / Filisur - Zernez  

2nd class
Adults CHF 63.80
Half-Fare CHF 33.60
Children 6 - 16 years CHF 33.60

 Prices per person incl. bike transport.

Sample fares Pontresina-Inn Tour

St. Moritz - Pontresina / Zernez - St. Moritz  

2nd class
Adults CHF 40.20
Half-Fare CHF 22.60
Children 6 - 16 yearsCHF 22.60

Prices per person incl. bike transport. 

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Sales

The tickets for active tours and further information can be obtained at all staffed stations staffed stations of Rhaetian Railway, by calling Railservice on +41 (0)81 288 65 65, or by using the contact form.

Timetable

Timetable information can be found here