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757.02 The Old Avers Road

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Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren Explorers Choice 
  • Campsut
    / Campsut
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  • / Ställe in Avers
    Photo: Cordula Seiler, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Avers
    Photo: Cordula Seiler, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Avers Kirche
    Photo: Cordula Seiler, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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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. This stage features wonderful arched bridges and impressive natural stone walls, typical Walser houses, and the high valley’s exceptionally rich alpine flora and fauna.

 

 

 

 

moderate
Distance 18.1 km
6:01 h
1,011 m
351 m
2,126 m
1,474 m
After Innerferrera wonderful arched bridges and impressive natural stone walls alternate with tombini (water culverts), making for an entertaining hike. At Avers Cröt the trail continues up a steep section leading on to the well-preserved Cresta Rhine bridge and two other ancient arched stone bridges, known as Furra, up to Avers-Cresta.

At Avers-Cresta the first views of the high valley open up, featuring typical Walser houses dotted about the valley, some of them more than 400 years old. The Walser people nurture their customs and traditions to this day, and that includes their own local dialect.

 

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Viamala Tourismus
Bodenplatz
7435 Splügen
+41 (0)81 650 90 30
info@viamala.ch
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Author
Cordula Seiler
Update: September 15, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,126 m
Lowest point
1,474 m
Best time of year
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Start

Innerferrera (1,476 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'753'792E 1'153'967N
DD
46.519329, 9.442972
DMS
46°31'09.6"N 9°26'34.7"E
UTM
32T 533978 5151846
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Destination

Juf

Note

Wildlife refuge Schiahorn: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'753'792E 1'153'967N
DD
46.519329, 9.442972
DMS
46°31'09.6"N 9°26'34.7"E
UTM
32T 533978 5151846
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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
18.1 km
Duration
6:01 h
Ascent
1,011 m
Descent
351 m
Highest point
2,126 m
Lowest point
1,474 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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