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Alpine track from Madrisa across Rätschenjoch to St. Antönien

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  • Das Walserdorf St. Antönien
    / Das Walserdorf St. Antönien
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Prättigau Tourismus GmbH
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This is a beautiful alpine hike from the chic and elegant village Klosters to the quiet ancient village St. Antönien.
moderate
13.5 km
5:45 h
750 m
1100 m
In Klosters Dorf the cable railway Madrisa takes you up to the top station Madrisa (1884 metres above sea-level). The first panoramic view into all the mountains is marvellous. There is a possibility to stop at the mountain inn 'Saaseralp' for some refreshment. Passing 'Untersäss' (1940 m) you get to point 1978 m from where the track is getting steeper and might cause perspiration until you get to 'Obersäss' (2158 m). From there on it is an easy flat walk along a slope into the valley. From afar the white karst looks like a field of snow and soon after there is another steep climb. However, the track is not dangerous anywhere. Going zigzag up you finally get to 'Rätschenjoch' (2602 m) where you are rewarded for the strain with a breathtaking panorama. The ideal place to enjoy your picnic.....

The descent starts behind the 'Rätschenjoch'. For a short while you follow the rocks of the karst and climb 300 metres down to point 2304 m.  A scree slope appears behind a rock face which seems to be insuperable. You carefully climb down along the rock face on the right-hand side. The path leads along a slope to point 2004 m. From there on it is getting flatter and you soon reach the settlement 'Sunnistafel' (1747 m). Across the alpine road you get to the settlement 'Rüti' (1461 m).  If you turn round you can nearly follow the whole tour with your eyes.

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outdooractive.com User
Author
Daniela Göpfert
Updated: March 01, 2017

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2603 m
Lowest point
1417 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Gemsli
Hotel Restaurant Rhätia
Berghaus Edelweiss

Tips, hints and links

Prättigau Tourismus 
Valzeinastrasse 6
CH-7214 Grüsch 
Tel. +41 (0)81 325 11 11 
info@praettigau.info
www.praettigau.info

Start

Starting point is Klosters Saaseralp (Madrisa) (1883 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.902178, 9.864292
UTM
32T 565828 5194656

Destination

Destination is St. Antönien

Public transport

To Landquart by Federal Railways (SBB), then change to RhB in the direction of Davos, Vereina.

Getting there

Coming from Zurich / St. Margrethen you leave the motorway A13/E43 in Landquart in the direction of Landquart, Davos, Vereina on the national road B 28 to Klosters Dorf.

Parking

There are free car parks at the bottom end of the cable railway Madrisa. In Klosters Platz all the car parks are liable to pay cost.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.5 km
Duration
5:45 h
Ascent
750 m
Descent
1100 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent Summit route

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