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Via Vilan Peak to Seewis

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  • Blick vom Vilan in den Rätikon
    / Blick vom Vilan in den Rätikon
    Photo: Manuel Siegrist, Manuel
  • / Blick hinunter ins Rheintal
    Photo: Älplibahn Malans, Prättigau Tourismus GmbH
  • / Unterwegs zum Vilan
    Photo: Älplibahn Malans, Prättigau Tourismus GmbH
  • / Aussicht Richtung Calanda und Bündner Rheintal
    Photo: Älplibahn Malans
  • / Im Maiensäss können Sie Tretroller (Trottinetts) für die Talfahrt mieten.
  • / Maiensäss Valcaus
    Photo: Maiensäss Valcaus, Maiensäss Valcaus
  • / Hofbeizli Runggalina Sommer
  • / Bahn
    Photo: Älplibahn Malans, Älplibahn Malans
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Beautiful, but physically demanding hike to Seewis. However, the hike is not technically difficult and the views into the Rätikon and the Prättigau are extraordinary.
moderate
Distance 17.5 km
5:30 h
600 m
1,460 m
A physically demanding hike including a Vilan summit experience. We ascend via the normal route. Crossing the ridge eastwards past the impressive Steinmanndli, we reach Sadreinegg. Now we turn right and hike partly on the forest path, partly on the mountain trail shortcut towards Guora, but then turn off at signpost 66.3 towards Valcaus. Through short forest areas and open passages we reach the Maiensäss Valcau mountain hut. Thanks to numerous freight roads we have multiple different routes to choose from here to Seewis. The easiest way is to travel by kick scooter.

Author’s recommendation

The Älplibahn has limited capacity with 2 cabins for 4 persons each. An early reservation at +41 (0)81 322 47 64 is therefore essential.

Maiensäss Valcaus mountain hut and restaurant: kick scooter rental for the journey to Seewis. Reservation is recommended: Tel. +41 79 526 73 37. There is another opportunity to take a break shortly before Seewis: the Hofbeizli Runggalina is a homely hut with a beautiful view over Seewis.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,372 m
Lowest point
609 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Maiensäss Valcaus
Hofbeizli Runggalina
Restaurant Kurhaus
Restaurant Schlössli
Dorfbeiz Chesa

Safety information

Do not leave the marked trail in poor visibility.

Tips and hints

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

Start

Bergstation Älplibahn Malans (608 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'762'087E 1'206'079N
DD
46.985967, 9.569470
DMS
46°59'09.5"N 9°34'10.1"E
UTM
32T 543305 5203762
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Destination

Seewis

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

With the SBB to Landquart and with the RhB or the Post Bus to Malans.

Getting there

Coming from Zurich, exit the A13 motorway in Landquart towards Landquart, Davos, Vereina. Follow the N28 national road to Landquart. Follow the main road to Malans. Coming from Davos, follow the N28 national road to Landquart, then follow the main road to Malans. There are paid parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the valley station.

Parking

There are paid parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the valley station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'762'087E 1'206'079N
DD
46.985967, 9.569470
DMS
46°59'09.5"N 9°34'10.1"E
UTM
32T 543305 5203762
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes, mountain hiking clothes according to the season, a map, food, watter bottle for the day in a suitable backback are recommended.

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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
17.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
600 m
Descent
1,460 m
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