Begin and end of tour: Valley station of the Brigels-Crest Falla, Brigels Cable Car
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Distance: 8.4 km
Total altitude meters: 249 m
Biking time: 0:45 - 1:15 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1240 m
Culmination point: 1287 m
Season: May to October
Gastronomy: Goût Mieux Restaurant; Kids- and Eco-Hotel Ucliva featuring a beautiful garden terrace.
Access starting point: By public transportation to Tavanasa-Breil/Brigels, then by PostBus to Brigels (Bus Stop Puntdual), then 8 minutes on foot. By car: Drive through Brigels and then follow the signs to the parking lot at the cable car station.
The circular route between Brigels and Waltensburg takes you on a natural road through verdant meadowland and magnificent forests. In addition, it offers fascinating insights into the history of the villages. Starting at the Roman Catholic town of Brigels, you will head to the reformed town of Waltensburg. Subsequently, ride past the spectacular Höhlenburg Grotta, a cave-castle rich in legend and lore. Switzerland's first Eco-Hotel beckons you to stop for a meal. For a picnic pause, we recommend a barbecue spot equipped with a grill and firewood in Uaul Pign, or stop at the small public garden Escherstein in the Quartier Crest la Crusch in Brigels.
Brigels - Plaun Rueun - Migliè - Curtginet - Waltensburg Oberdorf - Munsaus - Brigels
Staying on the natural country road, turn right and cycle past Lake Brigels. Then proceed over the dam; at the junction turn eastward and continue on a natural road leading through lush green meadowland to Waltensburg. The last hundred meters down to Curtginet/Waltensburg stay on the old Alpine Trail. After reaching the parking lot near the mountain trains and Hotel Ucliva in Curtginet, turn into the road leading from Andiast to Waltensburg, which takes you to Waltensburg Oberdorf. The fork of the road leading to Brigels is excellently marked. While still on the paved road, the tour passes the last few houses of the village. At the edge of the village, at Uaul Pign, you'll ride on a natural road to Brigels Village. Some 450 meters after the last houses of Waltensburg, a small path leads to Höhlenburg Grotta, the cave-castle. This path is not rideable.
In Waltensburg, it is worth your while if you make a detour to the village church with its well-preserved frescoes, to the imposing castle ruin, the oldest of the Surselva, the Munt Sogn Gieri and to the stone pillared gallows dating from the time of the witch hunt.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.