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E-Bike & Hike Gürgaletsch

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  • Gürgaletsch, vom Churer Joch aus gesehen
    Gürgaletsch, vom Churer Joch aus gesehen
    Photo: Michael Christ, Outside Chur
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After a beautiful ascent to the lovely Walser village of Tschiertschen, the route continues to the Hühnerköpfe mountain restaurant, from where the hike continues to the Gürgaletsch with great views.
moderate
Distance 43.6 km
5:20 h
1,915 m
1,915 m
2,440 m
585 m
The first part of the climb takes place on the little-used mountain road from Chur via Passugg to Tschiertschen. The magnificent Walser village is definitely worth a stop - if not during the ascent, at the latest on the return journey. The route then continues on mountain and forest roads higher and higher up into the magnificent Tschiertschen mountain world. With the Furgglis mountain inn and the Hühnerköpfe mountain restaurant, there are two worthwhile options for refreshments along the way. At the latter, the change from the e-bike tour to the hike follows. There are still about 450 meters of altitude to climb before reaching the summit of the Gürgaletsch at 2,441m. There, a wonderful view of the Schanfigg valley, the Alpine City of Chur, the surrounding Grisons mountains, as well as the Glarus Alps in a southwesterly direction and, on a clear day, as far as the Bernese Alps.

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

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Michael Christ 
Update: May 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,440 m
Lowest point
585 m
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Rest stops

Tschiertschen
Bergrestaurant Furgglis
Bergrestaurant Hühnerköpfe

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:
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2'759'472E 1'191'253N
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46.853289, 9.529918
DMS
46°51'11.8"N 9°31'47.7"E
UTM
32T 540397 5188997
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Destination

Station Chur

Turn-by-turn directions

From Chur on mountain bike route 255 (Brambrüesch) via Meiersboden to Passugg. Continue on the mountain road via Praden to Tschiertschen and on mountain and forest roads via Furgglis to the Hühnerköpfe mountain restaurant. From there on foot via Tälli and Scheidegga to the Gürgaletsch summit. Return on the same way to the mountain restaurant Hühnerköpfe, as a worthwhile variation we also recommend the round hike via Stelli, Obersäss and Farur back to the mountain restaurant Hühnerköpfe. Return from the Hühnerköpfe mountain restaurant on the ascent route via Tschiertschen to Chur. 

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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
2'759'472E 1'191'253N
DD
46.853289, 9.529918
DMS
46°51'11.8"N 9°31'47.7"E
UTM
32T 540397 5188997
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
43.6 km
Duration
5:20 h
Ascent
1,915 m
Descent
1,915 m
Highest point
2,440 m
Lowest point
585 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Summit route

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