Saturday, July 19, 2008

Swiss-Bike Masters

During this weekend event about 3,500 riders take up the challenge of the Swiss-Bike Masters in Klosters, one of the most popular alpine holiday resorts. Klosters is a cozy village in the district of Prättigau/Davos in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The Davos-Klosters ski region is well-known internationally. A modern transport systems give access to 6 extensive winter sports areas with a total of over 300 km of slopes. But also Davos Klosters is a biking paradise with 290 kilometres of marked biking routes around Davos and 230 kilometres around Klosters. Routes can be downloaded on to a GPS from the Davos website free of charge and a GPS can be hired from Davos/Klosters Tourism Offices.
The Swiss-Bike Master Kids gets underway on Saturday morning. The Women's Ride, a relaxed bike tour with bike professionals for ladies only, starts towards lunchtime. And then, on Saturday evening, it is time for the spectacular Freeride Race from the Weissfluhjoch complete with adrenaline rush. The marathon races on Sunday, including the classic marathon over a stretch of 120 kilometres with a difference in altitude of 5000 metres. The highest point of the route is 2221 metres above sea level (Carschina), the lowest 740 metres (Pragg-Jenaz). On the longest uphill section, competitors tackle an ascent of 850 metres over a distance of around 9 kilometres. The longest descent drops 1199 metres in height over a distance of 13 kilometres.
Two less challenging races complete the programme, a 75 kilometres with a difference in altitude of 3000 metres, and the introduction marathon over a distance of 30 kilometres with a difference in altitude of 1500 metres.


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steven said...

Long-range races such as the Swiss Bike Masters in Küblis are an irresistible attraction for marathon mountain bikers.The Swiss-Bike-Masters is the major biking event in Prättigau - the valley between Landquart and Davos. The Masters is run on 3 courses (105 km, 4400 metres altitude differential, 75 km, 3000 metres altitude differential and 36 km, 1700 is adventures trip.