Want to try out one of the longest flow country trails in all of Europe? Rookies will take on simple rollers, while pros can showcase their skills on banks and jumps. With its North Shore, dirt and freeride elements, the Runca Trail guarantees fun for freestyle-oriented bikers and freeriders. To ensure the trail is also accessible in poor weather, the wooden elements are coated in a sand-coloured paint so they are not slippery when wet.
The Runca Trail begins at Naraus rail station at an altitude of 1,800 metres above sea level. A flat trail with its own corners and rollers takes you to the start of the flow country trail at Punt Desch.
It gets started with a banked slalom, taking in Alpine meadows and skirting alongside the wild Flembach stream. There is a brief incline in the middle part, finally leading to a number of banks. Rapid sections allow fast-paced rides.
Things really get going over the first 200 metres. Up and down, left and right, through Super Mario Land. This is followed by a more relaxed section through Plaun gl’Urs. Time to relax a moment and enjoy the little Alpine plateau.
An initial steep slope leads you into the forest. Banked turns accumulate, interspersed with undulations and jumps. The last climb takes you up to the Panoweg path, where you can enjoy the views and catch your breath, before composing yourself and preparing for the rhythm section.
Find your rhythm in this section with drop-downs, rollers, tables, step-ups, corners and doubles. To work up a real sweat, this is followed by some more pumping as far as Restaurant Runca. The restaurant is equipped with tools and tubes and is the perfect pit stop for both rider and machine.
After taking in the views, the rough terrain of the Flims landslide takes over the Runca Trail. The Runca Trail meanders through the open countryside on a North Shore trail (wooden trail) coated with sand-coloured paint and on a flow single trail. Now you’re just a few metres away from reaching the end of this unique trail.
You can use the trail every day from 2 July to 23 October 2017. If you want to take your bike with you, take note of the opening hours of the Naraus chairlift. It operates from 9.15 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. every day during the season. The final ascent of the day leaves at 5.15 p.m., with the last descent at 5.30 p.m.
Did you know that the Runca Trail received the label ‘Flow Country Trail’ from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) in autumn 2012? All obstacles can be rolled away and are positioned to enable virtually limitless improvement of biking skills. Whether you are making your first attempt at the trail or are already a seasoned pro, one thing is certain: this trail will stir your biking spirit.
The side roads and main roads between the end of the Runca Tail and the Flims base station are public roads. Please respect the following simple rules:
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We want everyone to be able to enjoy our region. Accordingly, our trail network is often used by both hikers and bikers simultaneously. To ensure that everyone can have fun and enjoy a safe experience on our trails, tolerance and respect is expected from both sides.