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E-Bike & Hike Fürhörnli / Montalin

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  • Aussicht vom Fürhörnli auf die Stadt Chur
    Aussicht vom Fürhörnli auf die Stadt Chur
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
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What an experience: From Chur on the Arosa road to the Walser village of Maladers and on the mountain road to the Maladerser Heuberge. A short but steep climb follows to the Fürhörnli, the Montalin lies further up in the realm of the ibexes.
moderate
Distance 25.8 km
5:20 h
1,679 m
1,679 m
2,264 m
585 m
From Chur, you pass the cathedral on the Arosa road up to the beautiful Walser village of Maladers, at the beginning of the Schanfigg valley. From there, a relatively steep forest road leads through the woods and over beautiful alps with magnificent views into the long valley. Without e-drive a hard piece of work for the legs and even with drive you are challenged depending on the support level. But it is worth it. At the hamlet of Lamärs at 1,739m, the trail continues on foot and is really steep, before the final traverse along the mountain flank and finally forward to the summit of the Fürhörnli. The final passage and the summit are exposed, so caution is advised. From the Fürhörnli, which towers like a balcony above the city of Chur, a magnificent panorama reveals itself.

If you want to go even higher, follow the blue signpost on the alpine hiking trail via Saldein and up through the steep flank to the summit of Montalin after the steep foot climb. Good footwear and surefootedness is a prerequisite for the ascent. The panorama, on the other hand, is even more impressive up here and it is not uncommon to see ibexes in the steep western flanks of the Montalin.

The descent follows the same route. For technically experienced mountain bikers who still have reserves, there are also various trail options from the Fürhörnli or via MIttenberg back to Chur.

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Michael Christ 
Update: May 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,264 m
Lowest point
585 m
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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
2'759'469E 1'191'254N
DD
46.853294, 9.529879
DMS
46°51'11.9"N 9°31'47.6"E
UTM
32T 540394 5188997
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Destination

Station Chur

Turn-by-turn directions

From Chur via Arosastrasse to Maladers and on the forest road up to the settlement Lamärs. From there hiking trail to Fürhörnli or alpine hiking trail to Montalin. 

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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
2'759'469E 1'191'254N
DD
46.853294, 9.529879
DMS
46°51'11.9"N 9°31'47.6"E
UTM
32T 540394 5188997
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
25.8 km
Duration
5:20 h
Ascent
1,679 m
Descent
1,679 m
Highest point
2,264 m
Lowest point
585 m
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