The Segnespass and the Martinsloch are now world-famous Unesco World Heritage Sites. The route from Flims to Elm is less well known among mountainbikers. Not by chance: the descent is very difficult and fits into the adventure section. But the scenery is unique. All in all a rewarding but unusual route.
The ascent to the Segnespass can be tackled in two ways: You can either take the chair lift and gondola lift up to Grauberg station, then cross the Segnas plain and shoulder your bike up to the Segnespass. The much more attractive but harder variant is the one that starts in Bargis. The local bus goes up here, then it goes on under its own power. Initially one climbs on a gravel road up to La Rusna. Then push and carry to Fuorcla Raschaglius 700 metres further up. The effort is worth it because of the now upcoming singletrail. This leads almost flat through the impressive high alpine landscape to directly under the Martinsloch. The last part up to the top of the pass the bike has to be shouldered again. At the top of the pass, it is worth strengthening your strength at the hut because the descent requires some more reserves of strength. The first part of the descent is steep but fun to ride for good mountainbikers. The trail becomes more and more difficult until it is no longer rideable at Brüschegg. Now the bike has to be pushed almost to the Tschinglen-Alp. But now follows the brilliant final part: The descent down to Elm is really fun! In Elm the adventure of the Segnespass is over, the rather unspectacular transfer through the Sernftal to Schwanden follows. Here, one gets on the train and rides back to Flims via Ziegelbrücke and Chur.
Note: During the main season and on autumn weekends there may be many hikers on the whole route. A particularly considerate riding style is then necessary.
Spundisstrasse 21, CH-7000 Chur