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Madrisa round-tour leg 1 - within two days from Switzerland to Austria and back again !

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  • Ausgangspunkt Saaser Alp Madrisa
    / Ausgangspunkt Saaser Alp Madrisa
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The Madrisa Roundtour stands for an experience on this side and beyond the border. From Klosters  (Switzerland) to Gargellen (Austria) and back again. It is not only a hike but an experience of nature as well. To be pals with nature ... and this for two or three days ! To calm down, to relax, to enjoy nature on signalled alpine paths. Take your time .....
moderate
10 km
4:45 h
950 m
650 m
On the first day you take the Madrisa cable railway up to Saaser Alp, then you wander to the 'Untersäss' and further to the 'Obersäss' . There you will be rewarded by a splendid point of view where you can have a rest. From here over green crests of 'Glatteggen' to the valley 'Chüecalanda'. You go straight on to the ridge 'Rätschenjoch' and across the flats 'Gafierplatten' (you will find a change of rocks: gneiss - lime) across the 'Butzchammeren' up to 'Gafier Joch' from where you get to Austria. Further on the the top end of the Schafberg cable railway and then down to Gargellen where you stay over night.

Author’s recommendation

This tour can also be booked as a package called 'on smuggling tracks'. During the smuggling tour there is a number of tasks to be coped with, same as this was the case with real smugglers. You need to find nine depositories with smuggled goods as well as a customs hut, which nowadays is carried out with the help of the GPS. Besides smuggled goods and information about it worth knowing, the hiding-places also contain anecdotes about the lives of the smugglers. In addition these hiding-places supply you with necessary information such as GPS-dates which lead you to the next depository and finally to the goal of the smuggling tour. You can get further information from www.schmugglerland.com
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Daniela Göpfert
Updated: March 01, 2017

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2592 m
Lowest point
1884 m
Best time of year
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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 Alp Saas Madrisa Klosters (Switzerland) (1884 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.901908, 9.865414
DMS
46°54'06.9"N 9°51'55.5"E
UTM
32T 565913 5194627
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Destination

Gargellen (Austria)

Turn-by-turn directions

Klosters, 1124 m - top end of cable railway Madrisa, 1887 m - Rätschenjoch, 2602 m - Gafier Platten - Gafier Joch, 2415 m - Mountain Inn Schafberg Hüsli / top end of cable railway Schafberg, 2130 m - Gargellen, 1423 m

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport by the Swiss Railways (SBB) to Landquart, then change to the train (RhB) direction Klosters Davos Vereina .

Getting there

Access road A 13 to Landquart and B 28 to Klosters.

Parking

You can park your car free of charge on the car park at the bottom station of the Madrisa cable railway. In Klosters Platz all the car parks are  liable to pay costs.

Coordinates

DD
46.901908, 9.865414
DMS
46°54'06.9"N 9°51'55.5"E
UTM
32T 565913 5194627
w3w 
///befitting.keener.deflation
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10 km
Duration
4:45h
Ascent
950 m
Descent
650 m
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