San Bernardino Pass–Bellinzona/San Bernardino Pass–Thusis
Bike route 6, SwissMobile
A bike trail in the footsteps of muleteers. Regardless whether you’re heading north or south, an exciting discovery by bike awaits you.
The Mesolcina Valley, the San Bernardino Pass and the Hinterrhein Valley are much more than merely a way across the Alps. Once you’ve crossed the San Bernardino Pass (change in Hinterrhein, Tunnel Nordportal or S. Bernardino, Posta) by Postbus, you are spoilt for choice as to whether to continue to the north or to the south. Heading south, you drop 2,000 vertical metres with just a few turns of the pedals. The mild southern atmosphere beckons, the asphalt simmers, and your wheels glow. Bellinzona – your destination – is in sight. To the north, you follow in the footsteps of muleteers through the villages of Hinterrhein and Nufenen to Splügen. Then on via Sufers through the Roffla Gorge to the spa village of Andeer. The last highlight on this tour to Thusis is the Viamala Gorge, which follows just after Zillis.
San Bernardino Pass–Thusis
Length: 47 km
Height difference: 280 m
San Bernardino Pass–Bellinzona
Length: 56 km
Height difference: 100 m
Purchase your ticket easily in the PostBus App.
Express routes: seat reservation mandatory at least one hour prior to departure from Chur and Bellinzona.
For groups of 10 and more, seat reservations are necessary for all journey legs.
Tel. +41 58 341 34 89.
Route not open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
The Pass Tour (via S. Bernardino, Ospizio) operates in the summer season
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Bike transport limited, especially on express routes. As an alternative, regional buses running between Thusis-San Bernardino-Bellinzona (timetable 90.541) can be used. For connections between Chur and Thusis, please use the Rhätische Bahn.
There is no guarantee of transportation. During the summer months, there is increased capacity for bicycle transportation. It is not possible to make reservations for bikes.
Limited wheelchair access to the postbus
Not all services are wheelchair-accessible. For information, please call +41 58 341 34 89
Bike route 6
+41 58 341 34 89
Telephone information hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 midday, 2 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Mineralbad Andeer: feels like newly born
People have made pilgrimages to Andeer since a good 700 years, to both cleanse and pamper their bodies and souls in the region’s extraordinary natural mineral sources. Here, you can revel in unique views of the stunning scenery immersed in the warmth of an outdoor pool – as well as enjoy beneficial massages and much more.
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Bellinzona’s Castles: powerful UNESCO World Heritage views from the valley
Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro are the regal names that once protected the Duchy of Milan. And even today, perched on the hills above Bellinzona, they remain powerful subjects – that rightly earn their place on the UNESCO World Heritage list of places of cultural interest.
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ViaSpluga: hiking in the past
A historical traders’ path leads from Thusis over the Splügen Pass to Chiavenna; passing stunning natural sights such as the Viamala, or cultural sights such as the St. Martin Church in Zillis, along the way.
And for hundreds of years, the path served as an important pass and trade path for regional folks. Take a trip back in time to follow in the footsteps of mule drivers across Splügen Pass.
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