The Lenzerheide region offers bikers an astonishing range of different experiences, so everyone can get in the flow! The centrepiece is the Lenzerheide Bikepark. Radiating out from it are over 500 kilometres of signposted routes, while GPS data is available for routes covering more than 900 kilometres. They range from leisurely to challenging and you can ride them alone, as a couple or with all the family. And incidentally, they’re also great for e-bikers.
In pleasant sunshine and comfortable temperatures, you flow serenely along forest tracks and unsurfaced roads, with gentle climbs and relaxing descents. Every so often, you can stop for a refreshing break to catch your breath, sitting on a bench with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Your route takes you past a readymade barbecue site – it must be time to stop for a picnic! Then, with fresh strength, you continue up a slight incline back to Lenzerheide. What fun!
If you’re a more energetic pedaller, try a route that starts with a taxing uphill section so that you’ll soon be sweating. On you go, from alp to alp, over hill and dale. And, of course, “alp” does not refer just to the mountains but also to the various alpine huts that provide refreshments for hungry bikers. The ride culminates with a sensational downhill stretch offering outstanding views of the whole valley. Then how about finishing off with a refreshing dip in the Lake Heid?
That could pretty well sum up an exciting MTB trail. Effortless biking doesn’t just require balance, flexibility and trust in your bike – the technique, moves and tricks all have to be regularly practised and worked on. The Lenzerheide Bikepark is the perfect place for that. The popular playground for beginners and pros alike is located between the Scharmoin middle station and the Rothorn valley station and offers five tempting “lines” (now we’re getting into biking jargon...):
The training circuit by the Rothorn valley station is a popular meeting place for anyone who wants to hone their technique and have a go at jumps, drops, north shores, wall rides and banked turns.
For the younger ones, as well as the Flow line and the Skill Centre, there’s also the Kids’ Bike League: at the Lenzerheide Bike School, they are taught in a fun way all about biking and how to move, in classes for three levels of ability. Another highlight is the pump track that opened in the village in August 2019. The asphalted wave circuit gives kids, especially, loads of exercise and fun. By making rhythmic movements as they go over the waves, they generate so much energy that the bike keeps moving without them having to pedal. But it’s not just youngsters who love the new facility, experienced bikers can also work on new sequences there. And the best thing for our guests is that, because the pump track is right in front of the Sunstar hotel, you can watch all the energetic goings-on from our sunshine terrace or your balcony!
The Sunstar Hotel Lenzerheide has some great services for its biking guests: