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Heinzenberg Ridge Hike

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The area's most beautiful and delightful hike over the mountain ridge that links the Heinzenberg with the Safien valley, offering spectacular views of both valleys.
moderate
Distance 17.9 km
5:30 h
770 m
1,147 m

From the starting point at Obertschappina the route follows the Walser Trail to the tree line up on the Glas Pass. From the historical crossing point into the Safien valley the route winds its way across steep mountain pastures up to the Glasergrat ridge. The views across both valleys are impressive. Next comes the descent to Valdiena-Lucka and on to Lüschalp. The lake of Bischolsee with its picture postcard motif is enticingly close as is the lake of Pascuminersee, with the promise of a refreshing dip.

The trail continues up via Alp Bischola to the highest point on the hike at the Tguma at 2163 m, another highlight with incomparable panoramic views of the Graubünden mountain scenery. The narrow panoramic trail across the Heinzenbergergrat ridge provides the connecting link with the Präzer Höhi. The descent to Präz is via the Alp Gronda.

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Cordula Seiler
Update: April 22, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
2,163 m
Lowest point
1,193 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Achtung: Auf hoch gelegenen Abschnitten sind Schneefelder bis in die Sommermonate möglich.

Tips and hints

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

Start

Obertschappina (1,571 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'747'847E 1'172'415N
DD
46.686565, 9.371446
DMS
46°41'11.6"N 9°22'17.2"E
UTM
32T 528404 5170401
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Destination

Präz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the PostAuto bus stop at Obertschappina follow the signposts direction Glas Pass. The trail continues past the Beverin mountain restaurant, up to the Glasergrat ridge. Follow the ridge trail in the direction of Lüscheralp. The trail then runs alongside the Alpstrasse up to the Bischol Pass. Next follow the signs to Tguma and Präzer Höhi. After Präzer Höhi follow the signs for Präz.

Note

Wildlife refuge Heinzenbergergrat: Access prohibited throughout the year
all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'747'847E 1'172'415N
DD
46.686565, 9.371446
DMS
46°41'11.6"N 9°22'17.2"E
UTM
32T 528404 5170401
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.9 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
770 m
Descent
1,147 m
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