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674 Vilan Rundtour

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  • Jeninser Obersäss
    / Jeninser Obersäss
    Photo: Cordula Seiler, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Vilan Bergweg
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This tour offers everything a hiker’s heart could wish for: A mountain peak with magnificent views, an interesting circular walk and finally a hearty meal in the cosy Älplibahn mountain restaurant
moderate
Distance 12.2 km
5:01 h
809 m
812 m
To begin the walk, take the Älplibahn mountain railway from Malans, which is operated by volunteers and supported by many co-operative or club members. The Älplibahn’s non-profit aim is to maintain the mountain railway for operation during the summer through a limited number of tourists and a modest pricing policy.

Initially the ascent to the Vilan summit leads through woodland, then across picturesque alps and finally along a beautiful mountain trail. The popular summit destination offers magnificent panoramas over the Rhine Valley, the Churfirsten and other well-known mountains such as Piz Bernina, Piz Kesch, Piz Linard, and Ringelspitz.

The descent from the summit leads eastwards on a well-signposted trail along the ridge towards Sadreinegg and then across Alp Sadrein to Weide-Brunnen Luvadina with magnificent views over Prättigau. The trail continues through sparse forest, merging into the Alpstrasse, which ascends to the Jeninser Obersäss and leads back to the Älplibahn summit station.

Author’s recommendation

The Älplibahn comprises 2 cabins each holding 4 people and has a limited capacity. Early booking at Tel. +41 (0)81 322 47 64 is therefore imperative
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Author
Cordula Seiler
Update: February 06, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,349 m
Lowest point
1,791 m
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Tips and hints

Heidiland Tourismus
Infostelle Maienfeld
Bahnhofstrasse 1
7304 Maienfeld
+41 (0)81 330 18 00
+41 (0)81 330 18 01
maienfeld@heidiland.com
www.heidiland.com

Start

Malans (Aelpli Bergstation) (1,792 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'763'367E 1'209'078N
DD
47.012620, 9.587373
DMS
47°00'45.4"N 9°35'14.5"E
UTM
32T 544644 5206734
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Destination

Malans (Aelpli Bergstation)

Turn-by-turn directions

Älplibahn summit station - Vilan junction - Vilan summit - Sadreinegg - Alp Sadrein - Luvadina - Jeninser Obersäss – Älplibahn summit station 

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'763'367E 1'209'078N
DD
47.012620, 9.587373
DMS
47°00'45.4"N 9°35'14.5"E
UTM
32T 544644 5206734
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
5:01 h
Ascent
809 m
Descent
812 m
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