The Bündner Herrschaft, land of castles


The Bündner Herrschaft is famous both for its castles and, of course, for its excellent wines. With towering peaks all around, the Bündner Herrschaft is also the ideal starting place for long bike rides, where you are guaranteed wonderful views over the wide valley, shaped by the Rhine.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Haldenstein
End of tour: Haldenstein
Access starting point: Rhaetian Railway from Chur
Access point of arrival: Rhaetian Railway to Chur
Technical requirements: Easy
Physical fitness: Easy
Distance: 19 km
Total altitude meters: 580 m
Biking time: Approx. 2 hrs.
Season: April to November
Gastronomy: Haldenstein
Overnight: Chur
Various: Nice vantage points, Neuenburg and Liechtenstein ruins, Haldenstein castle


This is true also as you ride up from Haldenstein to Sasserdunt and back down to the valley through the Oldiswald. The many castle ruins along the route make this a very interesting ride in all respects.

Tour Overview

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Haldenstein - Trimmis station - bridge over the Rhine at Untervaz - Neuenburg ruin - Sasserdunt - Oldiswald - Haldenstein ruin - Haldenstein

First of all, a flat section leads from the station in Haldenstein along the Rhine to Trimmis. After passing the station in Trimmis you come to the bridge over the Rhine near Untervaz. After crossing the river, you go along the main road past the cement factory. Near the Neuenburg ruin, you begin the climb up to Sasserdunt. After a short stretch where you have to push, you reach the highest point of the route. Then you begin the descent through the Oldiswald down to Haldenstein. Finally, you go past the castle in Haldenstein and back to the station.


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.

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