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From Schanfigg over into Prättigau (Langwies - Conters)

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  • Das feine, kleine Bergdrof Conters
    / Das feine, kleine Bergdrof Conters
    Photo: Annemarie Frei
  • / Herrliche Blumenwiese im Schanfigg
    Photo: Schanfigg Tourismus
  • / Die Kirche von Langwies
    Photo: Schanfigg Tourismus
  • / Das Schanfigger Dorf Langwies
    Photo: Schanfigg Tourismus
  • / Der Grünsee ist ein wahres Schmuckstück unter den Bergseen
    Photo: Schanfigg Tourismus
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moderate
Distance 16.7 km
7:00 h
846 m
1,025 m
2,125 m
1,121 m
From the station Langwies (with the famous viaduct of Langwies) you follow the signpost to 'Durannapass'. At first a steep path leads youo up to the village on a narrow track above the church and parallel along the street to a car park. You get to 'Sapüner' bridge, a beautiful old timber construction where you turn off left.

A terribly romantic path through the gorge along the brook leads you uphill.Soon you can see an enormous waterfall. After about an hour the gorge broadens and offers inviting places to have a picnic. Later on you walk up steeply to the gravel road which, in winter, is used as a ski-run. Rising steadily you reach the small ancient mountain-village' Strassberg' and the mountain lodge 'Strassberg' where they also offer accommodation.

You walk on in the direction of 'Durannapass'. Before and after the top of the pass the trail leads through marshy soil. There are meadows full of gentians. On the top of Durannapass it is worth to make a detour to the idyllic lake 'Grünsee'. The top of the pass is a real crossroad: to the left you get to the 'Strassberger Fürggli' and further to 'Fideriser Heubergen; to the right you get to the region of Parsenn and to 'Gotschnagrat' (cable railway to Klosters).

Walking straight forward you get to 'Conters/Küblis'. In front of the alpine lodge 'Duranna Obersäss' you walk downhill on the gravel road. A bit further down of 'Untersäss' 1868 m where you see the brook you follow the signpost 'Conterser Schwendi/Conters' to the right (the road to Conters over 'Plandagorz' is less attractive but the old footpath across forest and moor is not maintained any more.) You go past several  alpine sheds like 'Conterser Schwendi', 'Rongg', 'Stäfischwendi' and 'Wisli' and finally along the brook 'Wissbach' down to Coners.

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Ursula Brem (www.wandersite.ch)
Update: April 10, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,125 m
Lowest point
1,121 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Parsenn

Tips and hints

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

Start

Starting point is Langwies (1,319 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'773'100E 1'187'885N
DD
46.819597, 9.707260
DMS
46°49'10.5"N 9°42'26.1"E
UTM
32T 553950 5185359
w3w 
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Destination

Destination is Conters

Turn-by-turn directions

Langwies Station 1317 metres above sea-level - Langwies Village 1377 m - Jäger café and car park 1420 m - Sapüner Bridge 1425 m - Stutz 1745 m - Inn Strassberg 1919 m - Sattel - Durannapass 2117 m - Duranna Obersäss 2053 m - 1868 m Conterser Schwendi 1682 m Stäfischwendi 1467 m - Conters 1110 m

Note

Wildlife refuge Chobel, Sandboden: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By international fast trains Intercity to Chur, from there by RhB in 50 minutes to Langwies (timetable-entry 930)

Getting there

From Chur you drive in the direction of Arosa. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Langwies, 21 kilometres, 326 curves and 784 metres driving uphill.

Parking

There is a signalled public car park near the disposal site ('Deponie'). From the centre of the village Langwies it is about 200 metres in the direction of Arose on the right-hand side.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'100E 1'187'885N
DD
46.819597, 9.707260
DMS
46°49'10.5"N 9°42'26.1"E
UTM
32T 553950 5185359
w3w 
///regime.influence.land
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1:25 000 SCHESAPLANA Swisstopo Landeskarte 1:25 000 SULZFLUH Swisstopo Landeskarte 1:25 000 SERNEUS Praettigau Wanderkarte 1:50'000

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
16.7 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
846 m
Descent
1,025 m
Highest point
2,125 m
Lowest point
1,121 m
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