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757.01 The Old Avers Road

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Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren Explorers Choice 
  • /
    Photo: Viamala Tousrismus
  • / Rofflaschlucht
    Photo: Cordula Seiler, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Innerferrera
    Photo: Cordula Seiler, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • /
    Photo: Viamala Tourismus
  • / Crester Rheinbrücke
    Photo: Viamala Tourismus
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The old Avers road runs from the Roffla Gorge into the high valley of the Avers to Juf, the highest settlement in Europe to be occupied all year round. The historical transportation route was originally built in 1895 and, over the past few years, it has been re-instated as a hiking trail.

Ruggedly romantic gorges, glacier mills, remains of the old disused mine e.g. furnace ruins, dilapidated hammer mill and works, line the trail to Innerferrera.

moderate
Distance 9.4 km
2:49 h
444 m
87 m
The ruggedly romantic Roffla Gorge is situated at the exit point from the old Avers road, slightly to the south of Andeer. The trail to Ausserferrera and on to Innerferrera takes you along the Ragn da Ferrera with its glacier mills, rock formations of slate, marble, quartzite, gneiss and Dolomites, then past the remains of an old disused mine. 
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Author
Cordula Seiler
Update: October 25, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,511 m
Lowest point
1,110 m
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Tips and hints

Viamala Tourismus
Bodenplatz
7435 Splügen
+41 (0)81 650 90 30
info@viamala.ch

Start

Andeer Rofflaschlucht (1,110 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'751'979E 1'160'866N
DD
46.581784, 9.421628
DMS
46°34'54.4"N 9°25'17.9"E
UTM
32T 532303 5158777
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Destination

Innerferrera

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'751'979E 1'160'866N
DD
46.581784, 9.421628
DMS
46°34'54.4"N 9°25'17.9"E
UTM
32T 532303 5158777
w3w 
///grove.allow.climber
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
2:49 h
Ascent
444 m
Descent
87 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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