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Alpine tour

Fuorcla da Patnaul (Patnaulpass) 2773 m

Alpine tour · Switzerland
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Stunning views down to Vals and a vast panorama over the Grisons Alps as well as the central Alpine ridge.
difficult
15.2 km
8:00 h
1256 m
1610 m
Imposing panoramic view (even at the altitude of the Leis mountain farm) of the mountains towards the east to south west: Tomülhorn, Pizzas d'Anarosa, Hora, Guraletschhorn, Fanellhorn and Güferhorn, among others. The distinctive mountain faces of the Piz Serenastga and Piz Aul rise towards the heavens behind the Leis mountain farm.

Author’s recommendation

The view from the Leisalp to the mountains opposite and far into the neighboring valleys, partly to Pizzas d'Anarosa is overwhelming.
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Adrian Vieli
Updated: July 10, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2772 m
Lowest point
1380 m
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Safety information

A technically easy tour (T3) for good mountaineers, however when wet, cold, or in case of snow, caution is advised. The trail is quite steep in particular in the Fuorcla da Patnaul area (on the Vals and Vrin side) and therefore not recommended in wet conditions.

Mother cows defend their calves. Keep a large distance and be aware of how the mother cow is behaving.

Keep the dog on a leash and let it go in case of emergency or attack. link behavior http://www.wandern.ch/de/wandern/sicher-unterwegs/mutterkuhherden

Tips, hints and links

www.vals.ch

Timetable Gondola: www.vals3000.ch

Start

Gadastatt (1814 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.606180, 9.151510
DMS
46°36'22.2"N 9°09'05.4"E
UTM
32T 511603 5161413
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Destination

Vrin

Turn-by-turn directions

From Gadastatt (1,800 m, gondola top station, mountain restaurant), follow the sign and it will take you up a gradually sloping mountain trail to Stafelti in 30 minutes. From there, the small street leads to the Leis mountain farm (2,051) after another 30 minutes. From the farm, continue along the same street until just after the first bend; this is where the trail to the 2,773 m high Fuorcla da Patnaul starts, which climbs gradually for 2 hours. The descent to Vrin via the Patnaul-Pardatsch farm is quite steep and only suitable for experienced mountaineers.

You can either return on the same pass trail or by the postal bus service from Vrin to Ilanz, then change and take the postal bus service back to Vals.

 

Ascent Fuorcla da Patnaul : 4 hours 30 minutes

Descent to Vrin 3 hours 30 minutes

 

Time: 8 hours in total

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Coming by Postbus from Ilanz to Vals. Take the Gondola of Sportbahnen Vals to Gadastatt (1800m). Also possible: The Vals hiking bus to Leisalp (drives not every day). Information and registration: phone 081 935 16 49

Getting there

From Chur via Ilanz to Vals.

Parking

Parking at Sportbahnen Vals AG, Valé.

Coordinates

DD
46.606180, 9.151510
DMS
46°36'22.2"N 9°09'05.4"E
UTM
32T 511603 5161413
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

LK 1:25'000 Nr. 1234 (Vals)

Equipment

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.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.2 km
Duration
8:00h
Ascent
1256 m
Descent
1610 m
Point-to-point Refreshment stops available Scenic Ridge crossing

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