Why you should go there: Lenzerheide calls itself the “Bike Kingdom” – which illustrates its ambition to become one of the prime biking destinations in Europe. Lenzerheide, host of the XC- and DH- world cups, has an offering for everyone, from the youngest shredders over park rats to tour/all-mountain riders. Even some high alpine hike-a-bike adventures are part of the trail network. The landscape, the lake and the close city of Chur offer many options for excursions off the bike.
Who is it for: Lenzerheide offers a huge network of trails in all difficulties and the route network allows bikers great riding in an alpine scenery. The bike park has become the place-to-be-seen in the last years. There is also a skill centre for the absolute beginners and the youngest riders to safely practice riding.
Who should avoid it: Nobody – However, if you are a purist looking for a quiet mountain experience you need to avoid the crowds around the lifts and the region might feel like a “mountain theme park”.
There are many options for every taste. Bike park lovers will spend most of their time at the Rothorn and in the “Alpenbikepark” in Chur.
Arosa and Lenzerheides west side around Piz Scalottas are a little more quiet and intended for tour/all-mountain (no transport with DH bikes/Fullface on the lift – to not scare the hikers). You´ll find some flow- and hiking trails adapted for bikers there.
Schafälpli and Welschtobel offer epic trail connections to Arosa and can be integrated in great all day enduro rides. The backside of Piz Scalottas towards Thusis is wilder and offers a little more backcountry feeling.
Top Trails & Tours
Guides & Shuttles
Food & Drinks
Lenzerheide&Arosa offer a big choice of restaurants & take-aways from local to international cuisine for all pockets.
Tip for budget travellers: Some hotels offer attractive half-fare packages with good conditions for room, dinner and lift tickets.
Have a snack & beer (a little costly) and watch the bikepark “stylers” at the Z-Bar or have sunset dinner at Scharmoin before your last run.
There are lots of options on where to stay. There are many bike specific hotels as well as great Airbnb apartments.
- Youth Hostel: Very good option for the budget traveller.
- Kurhaus: Stylish and budget friendly hotel in the center of Lenzerheide. Offer good bike packages.
- Revier: Modern “hostel” style hotel located directly at the cable car/bikepark.
- Hotel Dieschen: Traditional hotel directly at the bikepark, friendly staff and good half-fare offers.
- Priva Lodge: Resort hotel with all amenities like childcare and minimarket.
- Airbnb: Many options – choose your favourite
You can find some campsites in close proximity of Lenzerheide and Arosa. Here´s our choice:
More than Biking
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Last on-site research: 2022
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