At 1560m, Davos Is the highest city in Europe, nestled deep in the mountains of the Graubunden canton of Switzerland.
Although relatively unheard of for the British (do we know anywhere except Morzine?) for its mountain biking, the area has gained popularity in German-speaking and Eastern areas of Europe for its amazing network of singletrails and the famous ‘Bahnentour’.
Locals have been riding here since the 80s on the hiking trails. Nowadays all the lifts are open to mountain bikes thanks to the ‘Share the Trails’ code, which grants bikers equal rights with hikers.
Many of the hiking trails are being rebuilt by the local trail crews to make them more fun and usable for bikes. There is a great mix of flowing: sculpted singles, many rougher trails that held a Chamonix-esque (that means steep and very technical) feel and loose, high alpine goat tracks.
The Bahnentour is the ride that brings something unique to Davos though. A full day of riding which utilises all of the cable-cars and tramway, taking in some of the best trails in the area and a staggering total of 10,000m of descent in one day. We've heard that only 20% of riders who attempt it manage to complete the gruelling tour in one day.
The recommended bike for the majority of riding here would be a 130mm-160mm suspension enduro bike with big disc rotors!
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