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35 Walserweg

Long distance hiking trail
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The Walserweg Graubünden follows the tracks of the Walsers in the high valleys of Graubunden in 19 one-day stages (total 300 km). The route leads along historic trails through breathtaking nature and intact cultivated landscapes. Hikers gain insights into the culture and history of the Walser folk.
moderate
295.1 km
101:33 h
16740 m
17329 m
The trail begins in the village of San Bernardino. In 1270 the first settlers crossed the pass of the same name from the Valais and settled in Rheinwald. The impressive houses in Hinterrhein, Nufenen and Splügen are a reminder of the days of trading with mule-trains. The Splügenpass, the Safierberg, Passo del S. Bernardino and the Valserberg were important north-south links. The route leads through historic cultivated landscapes and typical scattered Walser settlements. Hiking time for each stage is between 4.5 and 7 hours. But there is plenty of time to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape. Alpine crossings link the high valleys, along the way the hiker meets clear mountain lakes and high, protected moorlands. The route leads through species-rich Alpine meadows and shady stone pine and larch forests. These impressive natural environments alternate with evidence of Walser pastures and mountain farming. Typical slanted wooden fences, Walser houses burned brown by the sun, log-cabin-style barns and regional building variations such as steeply-pitched roofs in Vals and wood-shingle roofs in the Safiental valley add to the appeal of this long-distance trail.

 

A friendly evening meal with local people is a pleasant way to round off each one-day stage. Whether in a village still typifying Walser culture, such as Safien, Avers, St. Antönien or Langwies or in a major Walser tourism centre such as Davos, Klosters or Arosa.

The route comprises 19 sections, which are also ideal for day excursions.

Author’s recommendation

More information: www.walserweg.ch
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Walservereinigung Graubünden
Updated: June 26, 2020

Start

San Bernardino (1608 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.462262, 9.192058
DMS
46°27'44.1"N 9°11'31.4"E
UTM
32T 514747 5145428
w3w 
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Destination

Brand (AT)

Note

Wildlife refuge Wanna: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Nach San Bernardino
Mit der Bahn:
Ab Zürich nach Chur. Umsteigen nach Thusis. Ab Thusis mit dem PostAuto nach San Bernardino, http://www.sbb.ch

Mit dem Auto
A13 bis Thusis. Auto dort parken und mit dem PostAuto nach San Bernardino.

Coordinates

DD
46.462262, 9.192058
DMS
46°27'44.1"N 9°11'31.4"E
UTM
32T 514747 5145428
w3w 
///boomers.taller.swan
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Irene Schuler, Walserweg Graubünden. In 23 Etappen vom Hinterrhein in den Rätikon. Rotpunktverlag Zürich, 3. komplett überarbeitete Neuauflage 2017, ISBN 978-3-85869-734-9. CHF 39.90. Das Buch kann direkt bei der Walservereinigung Graubünden (www.walserverein-gr.ch) oder über den Buchhandel bezogen werden.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
295.1 km
Duration
101:33h
Ascent
16740 m
Descent
17329 m
Point-to-point Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Insider tip

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  • 23 Stages
moderate Stage 1
9.8 km
3:30 h
520 m
500 m
Von der Südseite ins erste Dorf am Hinterrhein.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 2
13.3 km
6:00 h
960 m
1330 m
Über den Valserberg von Hinterrhein nach Vals.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 3
13.1 km
5:30 h
1160 m
720 m
Von Vals über den Tomülpass nach Safien Turrahus.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 4
14.8 km
5:30 h
960 m
790 m
Wandern durch die Walser Streusiedlungen im Safiental.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Switzerland
35.05 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 5: Safien Platz - Thusis
moderate Stage 5
12.3 km
4:00 h
110 m
1290 m
Im Angesicht des mächtigen Piz Beverin.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 6
10.9 km
5:45 h
1490 m
330 m
Gute Kondition gefragt. Es geht "zoberscht uuf".
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 7
13.6 km
4:30 h
290 m
1170 m
Auf einem vergessenen Transitweg mit leichten Schritten ins Schams.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Switzerland
35.08 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 8: Andeer - Innerferrera
moderate Stage 8
13.8 km
4:30 h
780 m
290 m
Auf der alten Averserstrasse geht es nach Innerferrera. 
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Switzerland
35.09 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 9: Innerferrera - Juf
moderate Stage 9
18.5 km
6:00 h
1140 m
500 m
Hinauf zur höchstgelegenen ganzjährig bewohnten Gemeinde in Europa: nach Juf.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Switzerland
35.10 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 10: Juf - Alp Flix
moderate Stage 10
17.9 km
7:15 h
1310 m
1450 m
Aus dem Avers bis auf die Alp Flix. Eine lange Etappe in einer atemraubenden Landschaft.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 11
16.9 km
7:00 h
1320 m
1040 m
Anstregende, aber lohnende Etappe durch den Parc Ela zur Ela Hütte. 
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 12
9 km
3:00 h
50 m
1270 m
Absteigen ins Albulatal bis nach Filisur.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 13
12.5 km
4:45 h
1000 m
400 m
Spectacular views and pure adventure.
2
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Praettigau-Davos
35.13 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 13: Monstein - Sertig Dörfli
moderate Stage 14
11.7 km
5:00 h
960 m
730 m
Schöner Aufstieg zur intakten Alpsiedlung Oberalp und durch Alpweiden hinauf auf die Fanezfurgga. 
1
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Praettigau-Davos
35.14 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 14: Sertig Dörfli - Davos Platz
moderate Stage 15
15.4 km
6:00 h
860 m
1120 m
Beautiful ascent to the intact Oberalp alpine settlement and through alpine pastures up to Fanezfurgga. 
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Praettigau-Davos
35.15 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 15: Davos Platz - Arosa
moderate Stage 16
14.9 km
6:00 h
1150 m
950 m
On this hike between Sertig and Dischma you will find more stones and peace than other hikers. 
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Switzerland
35.16 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 16: Arosa - Langwies
moderate Stage 17
13.3 km
5:00 h
620 m
980 m
From Davos, after the first ascent to Staffelalp and on to the crossing of Maienfelderfurgga. Wonderful view of Arosa. Descent into the valley. 
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Switzerland
35.17 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 17: Langwies - Klosters
moderate Stage 18
6.8 km
3:00 h
680 m
80 m
Von Langwies Aufstieg ins Fondei bis zum Skihaus Casanna. 
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 19
15.2 km
6:00 h
740 m
1470 m
Vom Skihaus Casanna über den Durannapass nach Klosters Platz.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 20
6.1 km
2:30 h
560 m
90 m
A relaxing short hike from Klosters to Schlappin, before the big Walserweg stages starts.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 21
16.4 km
6:30 h
1000 m
1350 m
From the Schlappin up to the Räschenjoch, down again through the Gafiatal to St. Antönien Platz.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
moderate Stage 22
9 km
3:45 h
910 m
100 m
Mitten im Rätikon.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
Long distance hiking trail · Praettigau-Davos
35.19 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 19: St. Antönien - Brand (AT)
moderate Stage 23
20.1 km
7:00 h
570 m
1770 m
From the Skihaus Casanna over the Durannapass to Klosters Platz.
from Nicole Kayser,   Graubünden Ferien
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