Pischa Trail Davos
Don't be fooled by the low mileage and elevation gain, because this is a tough ride due to the climb being completely on trail, some of it steep and technical. It's worth all the effort (you'll do less if you use the ebike) because the ridge trail is spectacular, as is the descent.
Start at Davos Adventure Park, where there is also a beautiful pumptrack and two dirt lines, with free admission. It climbs to the Flüela Pass and then takes a trail on the opposite side of the valley from the road.
The gradient is never very steep, apart from a few short ramps, and it is completely rideable.
It becomes more difficult to stay in the saddle when crossing the road and climbing the opposite side, especially at the beginning because of some steep sections.
Let's say that the 600 meters of elevation gain to the top station of the Pischa cable car (it was closed when I went, August 22, 2022) is 70% rideable, or even less if you are not in shape.
The traverse from the cable car to the start of the actual descent is magnificent, with sweeping views everywhere.
The descent is fairly smooth, except toward the end when there are a couple of bumpy switchbacks. The view of Lake Davos below is worth a photo stop.
The path around the lake is off-limits to bikes, which is why we have to briefly follow a dirt road uphill that will take us back to the starting point.
Parking costs 5 chf per day.
The bike park bar/restaurant is worth a post-ride stop. In the evening hours it is sun-kissed and being outside sprawled out on the couches is a blast.