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006 Alpenpässe-Weg - In eight days through Graubünden (8 stages)

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  • / Alp Flix
  • / Seenplatte
  • / Gratwanderung Piz Sezner
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  • / Gratwanderung Piz Sezner
  • / Himmelstor Val D`Agnel
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The Alpine Passes Trail strings together many of the most beautiful passes in the Graubunden and Valais Alps in 39 stages. One highlight follows another from the Greina Plateau to the passes and lake landscape at the foot of the Dents du Midi.
difficult
Distance 179.3 km
65:20 h
11,143 m
12,028 m

Hiking over passes is a special discipline with its own devotees. It’s not mountaineers seeking spectacular summit views or the satisfaction of conquering the mountain but hikers driven by curiosity who wend their way up the «Furggeln» or «Bocchette» passes. Because every pass holds the secret of the unknown on the other side. What’s on the map is not enough; the aim is to discover a new world with each valley – and to leave the old one behind.

The Alpine Passes Trail strings together many of the most beautiful and impressive passes in the Graubunden and Valais Alps on one continuous route. The result is a challenging but fascinating Alpine hiking tour with 39 stages. One highlight follows another, from the Greina Plateau to the passes and lake landscape at the foot of the Dents du Midi. Clearly it’s not likely that all stages will be covered at one time – but it can be hiked in sections. One major advantage of hiking the passes is the opportunity to leave or join the route in any valley between two passes. And once you’ve trodden the entire route – you can claim that you’ve looked deep into the soul of the Graubunden and Valais mountain world.

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Antonella Klee
Update: July 01, 2021
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2,982 m
Lowest point
815 m
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Coordinates:
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2'782'636E 1'153'558N
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46.508400, 9.818512
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46°30'30.2"N 9°49'06.6"E
UTM
32T 562796 5150862
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'782'636E 1'153'558N
DD
46.508400, 9.818512
DMS
46°30'30.2"N 9°49'06.6"E
UTM
32T 562796 5150862
w3w 
///rats.supposing.consoled
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
179.3 km
Duration
65:20 h
Ascent
11,143 m
Descent
12,028 m
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  • 8 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 911 m
Descent 756 m

St. Moritz is where the world meets up, but Corviglia is where hikers get together: this is the start of the Alpine Passes Trail that traverses ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 12.7 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 566 m
Descent 1,259 m

Fuorcla d’Angel is the name of the pass on this stage: it is not the gate into heaven, but the gateway to Parc Ela. Alp Flix, the high plateau that ...

from Antonella Klee,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 3
Distance 19.3 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 763 m
Descent 1,535 m

This hike starts from the Walser settlement of Alp Flix amid high moorland, taking you out of Parc Ela. After the former manganese mining area near ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4
Distance 22.2 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 1,411 m
Descent 1,305 m

It seems as if the trail through Val Nandro and Val Schmorras never wants to end. On reaching Schmorras Pass, the mountain backdrop is impressive ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5
Distance 12 km
Duration 5:50 h
Ascent 958 m
Descent 779 m

A challenging start: a steep climb up to Alp Nursera. At the highest point: superb flora and sweeping views – protected silver thistles below, Piz ...

from Antonella Klee,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 6
Distance 23.8 km
Duration 8:10 h
Ascent 1,376 m
Descent 1,220 m

The ascent from the pass village of Splügen to Safierberg pass is not a walk in the park. The zig-zag descent to the unspoilt Safien Valley is also ...

from Antonella Klee,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 7
Distance 21.8 km
Duration 8:05 h
Ascent 1,352 m
Descent 1,740 m

On leaving the forest, a superb vista of the Beverin Nature Park opens up. The people of the Safien Valley used to transport goods to the market in ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 8
Distance 20.5 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 1,303 m
Descent 1,098 m

The first section of this lovely ridge path traverses meadowland and passes by a small reservoir. It climbs up to Piz Sezner between the Graubünden ...

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