From the offset of the Haute Route Davos, you can expect to face two legendary Passes, home to a classic stage stop on the Tour de Suisse. To begin, riders will head towards the first col of the course - the famous and magical Albula Pass, located in the heart of canton Graubünden. From the bottom of the valley the pass crosses multiple times the heritage Rhaetian Railway and crosses the pittoresque village of Bergün after one third of the climb – a beauty of a village with cobbles to conquer. Although one of the more difficult climbs which features ramps above 10% and a distance of 20.5KM, the varied landscape where the cows are free and the soft sunshine hits each angle of the mountains, makes a welcome distraction and takes your breath away. After a swift descent the route rolls down the Engadin valley. The final climb of the stage takes on the Flüela Pass, prepare to be immersed into the picturesque, Swiss countryside where you will conquer steep ramps and narrow serpentines.
Making your way through the other side of Graubünden, the second stage takes you up and down the Prättigau valley with several twists and turns on the horizon. The first challenge is the climb to Putz, a hidden gem in the Davos Klosters area; thesthee roads of stage two are lesser known to cyclists, with narrow roads and beautifully preserved surroundings to take in. Next comes the second biggest climb of the event - the climb Fatans. Although short in distance, this climb is a huge feat and challenge with an elevation that ramps above 12%. After a loop through the sublime Bündner Herrschaft, the stage ends along a winding road with several switchbacks taking you to the small village of Partnun which stands at a glorious 1785m. But fear not, awaiting will be a magnificent alpine backdrop to welcome you, which is certainly worth the ride. Take a moment to recharge your batteries and take in the unbeatable Swiss Alps before you set your sights on the final stage and time trial the next day.
Take on a one-of-a-kind time trial on the third and final stage of the Haute Route Davos. Whether you’re aiming to beat your personal best or just looking to enjoy the challenge, this is the ultimate finale to a remarkable weekend. At the halfway point, take a glimpse of the beautiful chapel, “Maria zum Schnee” located in Tschuggen, this historic building was built in 1870 and is widely known as a place of pilgrimage to this day. As you make your way towards the Flüela Pass in this 15-kilometer time trial, you’re guaranteed to feel like a pro.