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35.21 Walserweg Graubünden Etappe 21: Schlappin - St. Antönien Platz

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  • Etappe 21: Butzchammere Unghürtschugge
    / Etappe 21: Butzchammere Unghürtschugge
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Irene Schuler
  • / Etappe 21: Gämpi
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Irene Schuler
  • / Etappe 21: Gafia Tal
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Irene Schuler
  • / Etappe 21: Wegweiser mit der Routennummer 35 -Abstieg vom Rätschenjoch
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Jochen Ihle
  • / Etappe 21: Füsse entspannen am Gafier Bach
    Photo: Nicole Kayser, Irene Schuler
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From the Schlappin up to the Räschenjoch, down again through the Gafiatal to St. Antönien Platz.
moderate
16.4 km
6:30 h
1,000 m
1,350 m
From Schlappin you climb up through a fairytale forest to the Saas Alps and on to the untouched karst landscape on the Rätschenjoch. As you descend through the Gafiatal, a valley rich in flowers and water, your gaze will always be drawn to the steep limestone walls of the Rätikon chain - a paradise for sports climbers. Rockfall blocks characterise the primal landscape in the lower part of the Gafia valley and make agricultural use difficult - still today the most important economic sector in the high valley of St. Antönien with its characteristic Walser scattered settlement cultural landscape. 

Author’s recommendation

Hiking without luggage with 5 overnight stays: Stages Langwies - Strassberg in Fondei - Klosters - Schlappin - St. Antönien

CHF 769 in double room with half board, luggage transport between the stages (except to Fondei), packed lunch, book "Walserweg Graubünden", travel documentation. Additional night bookable in St. Antönien.

Information at www.walserweg.ch

or

3 nights with half board: Hikes on the stages Klosters - Schlappin - St. Antönien for CHF 475 in double room with half board, incl. 2 x luggage transport between the stages, 2 x packed lunch, book "Walserweg Graubünden", travel documentation.

Information at www.walserweg.ch

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Author
Nicole Kayser
Updated: June 14, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,601 m
Lowest point
1,420 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

Further information about the Walser Trail Graubünden can be found here www.walserweg.ch

Start

Schlappin (1,767 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.914520, 9.905619
DMS
46°54'52.3"N 9°54'20.2"E
UTM
32T 568959 5196063
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Destination

St. Antönien Platz

Turn-by-turn directions

The exact directions can be found in the book "Walserweg Graubünden", Rotpunktverlag. The route is indicated throughout with route number 35. However, description and signaling do not replace a hiking map. 

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Coordinates

DD
46.914520, 9.905619
DMS
46°54'52.3"N 9°54'20.2"E
UTM
32T 568959 5196063
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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.

Equipment

Bergschuhe, Tagesrucksack

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.4 km
Duration
6:30h
Ascent
1,000 m
Descent
1,350 m
Multi-stage route Scenic

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