|Flüelapass/Pass dal Flüela|
|Height||Climbing height - length|
|1979m - 55.8 km (Landquart)
1722m - 46.4 km (Tiefencastel)
1607m - 41.4 km (Alvaneu Bad)
1496m - 41 km (Alvaneu Dorf)
824m - 13 km (Davos (Dorf))
958m - 12.8 km (Susch)
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|How to get there||
From the north the pass road starts at Davos (Dorf) (1560m). The climbing could also start further down north at Landquart (529m) for a long climb on alternative roads (as the main road is forbidden in a couple of sections, typically when it is safe enough for cycling, as usual). Coming from Landquart you will have to go through Klosters on the old road and will then pass over the Wolfgangpass (1632m) just before reaching Davos.
A nicer alternative is the start from northwest at Alvaneu Bad (945m) if coming from Albulapass/Pass d’Alvra (2312m); or Alvaneu Dorf (1056m) if coming from Lenzerheidepass/Parpaner Höhe (1550m); or Tiefencastel/Casti (852m) if coming from the Julierpass/Pass dal Güglia/Passo del Giulia (2284m). This climb goes via Davos Wiesen (1437m) and then down to the Bärentritt tunnel (1269m) (perhaps possible to avoid by using a gravel road, but maybe not the best of gravel roads (have not tried it)).
From the south one starts in the Unter-Engadin village of Susch (1426m). The climb is steeper on the south side, but also shorter. Despite being one of the best pass roads into the Engadin valley it is not so very trafficated. Actually it is mostly uphill all the way from Innsbruck on the southeast side of the pass.
|Other comments||This pass seems remote and somewhat gloomy (but very non-gloomy on my last sunny visit …). It is nice if you like solitude. Since the opening of the Vereinatunnel (19km) at the end of 1999, there are not much traffic over the pass, but now it may also be closed during some Winter months. I got the idea that Graubünden (this larger area of Switzerland) got its name from the greyish site that this is. With the Ofenpass/Pass dal Fuorn (2149m) this creates a not so much used north-south crossing from Germany to Italy. There is water at one place on the north side. The road was built in 1867. Other name: Pass dal Fleia.
[CH-GR-2383a, BIG 594]