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E-bike & Hike Calanda summit

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  • Aussicht vom Calanda auf Chur
    Aussicht vom Calanda auf Chur
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A real challenge: After the ascent on the mountain road from Haldenstein to the Calanda mountain hut, the hike to the summit of the Haldenstein Calanda at 2,805m follows.
moderate
Distance 41 km
6:40 h
2,291 m
2,284 m
2,804 m
553 m
After a short roll-in from Chur over the Rhine to Haldenstein, the long climb to the Calanda mountain hut begins at the striking Haldenstein Castle. Past the ruins of Haldenstein and Alp Arella, the route climbs steadily. In between, the view back to the city of Chur appears every now and then. On the alp Funtanolja you can fill your water bottle again at the fountain. Now the vegetation changes noticeably and becomes more and more alpine. Shortly after the Neusäss Alp, the tree line is also overcome and the view of the surrounding mountain world becomes clear. The Calanda hut offers not only a magnificent view but also refreshment with a small but fine range of drinks and dishes. From the Calanda hut we continue on foot. Up the steep mountain flank and finally you cross on the back side to the summit of the Haldenstein Calanda (2'805m). The panorama from the summit is simply breathtaking, because now you can see the whole mountain world and also how steep and rugged this mountain massif is on the back side.

The descent follows the same route back as the ascent. For technically experienced mountain bikers who still have reserves, however, there are also various trail options off the mountain road.

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Michael Christ 
Update: May 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
2,804 m
Lowest point
553 m
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Rest stops

Calanda hut SAC

Tips and hints

Outside Chur: Rental and service station in Chur with info lounge and useful accessories for on the road. T +41 81 252 27 53, www.outsidechur.com

Start

Station Chur (584 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'483E 1'191'242N
DD
46.853183, 9.530058
DMS
46°51'11.5"N 9°31'48.2"E
UTM
32T 540408 5188985
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Destination

Station Chur

Turn-by-turn directions

From Chur train station on the Rhine route 2 to the turnoff to Haldenstein. There past the castle, through the village and follow the mountain road to the Calanda hut SAC. There you continue on foot on the signposted hiking trail to the Haldenstein Calanda at 2,805m. The way back follows the same path. 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Chur train station is easily accessible by SBB (Swiss Federal Railways), Rhaetian Railways, Postbus or Chur Bus. 

Getting there

Motorway exit Chur Nord or Chur Süd and then drive to the city centre. 

Parking

At Chur railway station two multi-storey car parks are available (Otto & Alex / SBB Park & Rail). 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'483E 1'191'242N
DD
46.853183, 9.530058
DMS
46°51'11.5"N 9°31'48.2"E
UTM
32T 540408 5188985
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
41 km
Duration
6:40 h
Ascent
2,291 m
Descent
2,284 m
Highest point
2,804 m
Lowest point
553 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Summit route

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