Vals 3000 plus: The Fanellhorn is the highest summit among the marked three thousand metre peaks in Vals. The mountain dominates a centrally situated self-contained massif within the vast valley landscape as a distinctive pyramid.
Distance 6.7 km
The Fanellhorn allows views down into part of the Vals Valley, which remains hidden to most visitors. In the south-east of the mountain there are large mountain lakes and the second largest glacier in the Vals Valley with the Fanell glacier. The snow-covered mountains of the Adula massif and the rugged rocky peaks in the Rheinwald and Misox seem close enough to touch from the summit.
To Fanellgrätli also from Peiltal or directly from Vals (mountain trail marked). On the route from Vals to Peil Vals: vals hiking bus: Information and registration: Tel 081 935 16 49
Update: July 10, 2019
Best time of year
Requirements: A technically easy tour (T4) for good alpine hikers, however when wet, cold, or in case of snow or fog, caution is advised especially near the peak.
Mother cows defend their calves. Keep a large distance and be aware of how the mother cow is behaving.
The road from Zervreila Restaurant to the chapel is paved so for the first half an hour you will be walking on asphalt. The mountain trail starts at the chapel.
From the car park next to the Zervreila chapel (1,985 m) on the marked mountain trail minutes to Guraletsch Lake (2,409 m) in 1 hour 30 minutes. From there follow the markings for 1 hour 15 minutes to the deepest dip in the Fanellgrätli ridge (2,710 m). From here follow the blue and white markings first that start out near the north-east ridge for another 1 hour 15 minutes and later lead along the middle of the eastern slope to the peak of the Fanellhorn (3,124 m).
all notes on protected areas
From Ilanz by Postbus to Vals and on to Zerfreila (summer only).
Via Chur-Ilanz-Vals to Zervreila
Parking at Restaurant Zervreila.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
LK 1:25'000, Nr. 1254 (Hinterrhein)
Solid, rainproof, warm clothing. Solid mountain or trekking boots. Gloves, hat, sun protection. Walking poles, food and drink in a rucksack, first aid kit, topographical map, altimeter, compass, mobile phone, torch.