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Cycle Tour Bike holiday The Upper Rhine

Dag/day 3: Sumvitg-Chur

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike holiday The Upper Rhine

Added on 24 Jul 2020

on 06 Aug 2020

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

70

Cumulative elevation gain in m

791

Avg. slope uphill in %

1,13

Cumulative elevation loss in m

1.212

GPS track data

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Ottocolor

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cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

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by Ottocolor on 24 Jul 2020

Track points in total

1.302

Track points per km (avg)

19

Start/endpoint

Start location

Sumvitg, Graubünden, CH (1000 m NHN)

End location

Chur, Graubünden, CH (580 m NHN)

ridden on

10 Jul 2020

Weather

Until about 4 pm. very warm and sunny weather. But then we were struck by a thunderstorm. When it had passed, the weather turned quite chilly, but mostly dry. During night extensive rain.

Temperature curve on 10 Jul 2020 11:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:0017:0018:0010°20°30°15° - 27.1°

Accommodation

Camp Au Chur
Felsenaustraße 61
CH-7000 Chur

Properties

The Swiss national cycle route no. 2 on this stretch runs on minor roads, small gravel paths and on bike lanes along roads. Several demanding climbs and descents.

Remarks

The day starts with a 6 km detour to the bike repair shop at Rabius in order to attend to Simon's brakes.

We make a little detour to the viewing platform of Islabord in order to enjoy the view on the Rhine canyon Rhinaulta.

Travel report

Our three small tents at the campsite of Sumvitg Cumpadials
Our three small tents at the campsite of Sumvitg Cumpadials
Relaxed camping without any hassle in the Swiss moutains
Relaxed camping without any hassle in the Swiss moutains
This was the first time we actually crossed the Anterior Rhine
This was the first time we actually crossed the Anterior Rhine
The Rhine is still a wildwater river and not a majestic stream yet
The Rhine is still a wildwater river and not a majestic stream yet
Almost all villages have a well with chill, fresh water to drink
Almost all villages have a well with chill, fresh water to drink
The Rhine gorge Rhinaulta as seen from the viewing platform Islabord
The Rhine gorge Rhinaulta as seen from the viewing platform Islabord
Itʹs obvious, why itʹs also called the Swiss canyon
Itʹs obvious, why itʹs also called the Swiss canyon
We enjoyed an hourʹs rest in the splendid surroundings
We enjoyed an hourʹs rest in the splendid surroundings
Here the Anterior and Posterior Rhine meet to form the Rhine proper
Here the Anterior and Posterior Rhine meet to form the Rhine proper