The circular hiking route described here follows the old mule track to climb up to the Silvretta Mountain Hut, takes the circular Glacier Trail and then descends back to the Alp through the breathtakingly beautiful Galtürtälli valley.
If the tour from Alp Sardasca via the glacier trail is too long for you, we recommend spending the night in the Silvretta Hut: On day 1, a leisurely ascent to the hut and a swim in the mountain lake (5 min. above the Silvretta hut), on day 2, a tour of the glacier nature trail and descent back to Alp Sardasca or Klosters.
The Silvretta hut is also a wonderfully located place to stop for refreshments.
Safety informationLarge parts of the Glacier Trail may still lie under winter snow at the start of the summer. Hiking is only advisable after several thaws (normally from around the end of June). Check on snow conditions in the Silvretta Mountain Hut.
Tips, hints and links
CH-7214 Grüsch, Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)81 325 11 11
Getting thereFrom Zurich, take the A3/A13 motorway (follow the green signs) towards Chur as far as Landquart. From Landquart take the main A28 to Davos Klosters. Please note that you will need a motorway vignette (CHF 40.00) for motorways in Switzerland. Purchase one at all border crossings, petrol stations and post offices. More information on Swiss motorways:
ParkingIf you are heading out from Klosters on foot, we recommend the car park at the upper end of Monbiel (chargeable: tickets for up to 3 days can be purchased from the machine; obtain a longer-term parking ticket from the municipal offices in the centre of Klosters).
If you are taking the bus taxi to Sardasca: Several large car parks are available in the centre (chargeable). The Bahnhofplatz (from where the bus taxi departs) can be reached in a couple of minutes on foot.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentThe ascent and descent from the mountain hut and the educational Glacier Trail are mountain trails. As such, we recommend sturdy walking boots and a rain jacket etc.