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Hiking trail recommended route Stage 1

Via Capricorn - 1st stage

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  • Wergenstein
    Wergenstein
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Via Capricorn - 1st stage
difficult
Distance 18.9 km
7:00 h
1,396 m
1,035 m
2,605 m
1,487 m
The Via Capricorn leads in 3 stages across the area of the Safien-Rheinwald ibex colony. On the 1st day you walk through beautiful alpine meadows, past Piz Beverin and the turquoise Schottensee. If you are lucky you will see the ibexes!

Author’s recommendation

At weekends from July to October the alpin Beverin bus runs from Wergenstein up to the Anorosa Alp (Tguma car park). With this possibility the walk can be shortened by a few kilometres and especially a lot of elevation. www.busalpin.ch

In Wergenstein the visit to the Capricorn exhibition is worthwhile as a warm-up for the ibex-dominated walk.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,605 m
Lowest point
1,487 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 5.39%Forested/wild trail 16.06%Path 78.39%Road 0.15%
Asphalt
1 km
Forested/wild trail
3 km
Path
14.8 km
Road
0 km
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Rest stops

Capricorns hotel restaurant
Beverin mountain inn

Safety information

Sure-footedness is required. The tour is not suitable for small children.

 

Tips and hints

Viamala Tourismus
7430 Thusis
Tel.: +41 81 650 90 30
E-Mail: info@viamala.ch
Internet: www.viamala.ch

Berggasthaus Beverin
7428 Glas/Tschappina
Tel.: +41 81 651 13 23
E-Mail: info@berggasthaus-beverin.com
Internet: www.berggasthaus-beverin.com

Berggasthaus Turrahus
7109 Thalkirch GR
Tel.: +41 81 647 12 03
E-Mail: turrahus@bluewin.ch
Internet: www.turrahus.ch

Start

Wergenstein, Bushaltestelle Dorf (1,488 m)
Coordinates:
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2'750'796E 1'165'808N
DD
46.626492, 9.407817
DMS
46°37'35.4"N 9°24'28.1"E
UTM
32T 531219 5163739
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Destination

Glaspass, Postauto-Haltestelle

Turn-by-turn directions

Wergenstein - Dumagns - Val da Larisch - Alp Tumpriv - Carnusapass - Lai la Scotga - Tritthütta - Glaspass

Der Wanderweg ist durchgehend mit der Nr. 693 als regionale Route des Wanderland Schweiz signalisiert und rot-weiss markiert.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Wergenstein und der Glaspass sind mit dem PostAuto erreichbar. Fahrplanauskünfte unter www.sbb.ch.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'750'796E 1'165'808N
DD
46.626492, 9.407817
DMS
46°37'35.4"N 9°24'28.1"E
UTM
32T 531219 5163739
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Feste Bergschuhe mit griffiger Sohle, wetterfeste und warme Kleidung, Regenschutz, Verpflegung und genügend Wasser, Sonnen- und Kopfschutz, Taschenapotheke, Kartenmaterial, eventuell Teleskopstöcke, Feldstecher oder Fernrohr.


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.9 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,396 m
Descent
1,035 m
Highest point
2,605 m
Lowest point
1,487 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Multi-stage route Geological highlights Summit route Flora and fauna Healthy climate

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