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759 Surettaseen

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Easy yet almost high-alpine hike along the historical Splügen Pass route to the high plateau of the Suretta lakes.
moderate
Distance 12.5 km
4:23 h
828 m
827 m
Our starting point is the pass village of Splügen at 1457 m. We exit the village and follow the historical transit route of the viaSpluga to Bodmastafel. Here the trail on the right-hand side of the valley ascends steadily along the mountain flank across the Rhäzünscher Alps. Where the view opens up out of the valley in the direction of the Schams valley, a mountain trail winds its way up to the high plateau of the Suretta lakes. The lake hut is situated at the upper Suretta lake at 2272 m, but is unmanned. Visitors to this spot can enjoy the soothing still atmosphere in the midst of very rocky mountain scenery. And when the surrounding mountain tops are reflected in the lake, from the Seehorn right through to the Surettahorn, the excursion turns into an unforgettable experience. 

While the first leg of the descent retraces the ascent route, it descends down into the valley along the Rhäzünscher Alps in the direction of Splügen. At the Franzisch Grind vantage point we enter deep into the mountain forest to return to the pass village of Splügen via Fugschtwald.

In the old part of the village of Splügen, with its grand patrician houses, hikers with a keen interest in local folklore are certain to come across one or two precious finds. A visit to the Rheinwalder Talmuseum and the baroque Reformed church is a must. 

 

Author’s recommendation

A rowing boat is at the disposal of hikers at the upper Suretta lake, to be used at their own risk.
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Cordula Seiler
Update: June 26, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,268 m
Lowest point
1,457 m
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Tips and hints

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

 

Start

Splügen (1,458 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'744'527E 1'157'445N
DD
46.552674, 9.323365
DMS
46°33'09.6"N 9°19'24.1"E
UTM
32T 524788 5155507
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Destination

Splügen

Turn-by-turn directions

From Bodenplatz Splügen follow the signs for the viaSpluga to Bodmastafel. At Isabrüggli follow the signs for the Suretta lakes. At point 2066 ascend on the right up to the Suretta lakes. Initially the return route follows the same trail as the ascent, back to point 2066. From there follow the signs in the direction of Franzisch Grind and Splügen.

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Public transport

Splügen ist mit dem PostAuto erreichbar. Fahrplanfeld 90.541.

Die Wanderung kann um ca. 45 Min. verkürzt werden, indem der Bus der Splügen-pass-Linie, Fahr-planfeld 90.561 bis zur Haltestelle Abzw. Surettaseen, benutzt wird.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'744'527E 1'157'445N
DD
46.552674, 9.323365
DMS
46°33'09.6"N 9°19'24.1"E
UTM
32T 524788 5155507
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Burtscher Markus 
July 22, 2020 · Community
Wunderschöne Wanderung. Ab Splügen geht ein Bus Richtung Splügenpass (Abzw. Surettaseen) mit Parkplatz. Man spart ca. 400HM
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When did you do this route? July 19, 2020
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Thilo Hildebrand
September 19, 2019 · Community
Sehr schöne und abwechslungsreiche Wanderung, der See lädt nach dem recht anstrengenden letzten Aufstieg mitunter zu einem Sprung ins sehr kühle Nass ein...
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When did you do this route? September 15, 2019
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Esther Lamers
July 20, 2019 · Community
Nice route. Walked opposite direction. No more bridge, so route along Viaspluga is not right.
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When did you do this route? July 20, 2019
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.5 km
Duration
4:23 h
Ascent
828 m
Descent
827 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights

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