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Schanfigger Höhenweg, 1 route, Chur - Tschiertschen

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  • Tschiertschen
    Tschiertschen
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Varied hike through forests and fields : The first stage of the Schanfigger Höhenweg leads from Chur via Meiersboden and Passugg to Tschiertschen. 

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 11.8 km
4:30 h
880 m
110 m
1,345 m
580 m
The starting point of the first stage is left up to the hiker: directly from the station or by bus to Meiersboden. The signposting to the Schanfigger Höhenweg begins at the St. Hilarienbrüggli. On the way, you pass the hotel management school in Passugg. The building of the former spa hotel is impressive. The Grida-Praden section of the trail is physically demanding, but the reward is wild and romantic passages in the Steinbachtobel. You then pass the village sawmill in Praden. Afterwards you can see the village church from the 17th century. Then you walk partly on the Churer Alpweg (before 1890) past the larch forest to Tschiertschen. In the village centre is the 15th-century church with exposed relics of late Gothic frescoes and a listed Toggenburg organ from 1820. If you still have energy left, visit Füxliweg. A special attraction is also the Tschiertscher Säge (saw), which is still operated by the water power of the Sagenbach stream.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Güdahof farm shop - with honey from the region, syrup and jams made from seasonal fruit or herbs from the farm garden, Filisurer ice cream and gift articles to complement the carefully compiled range. Bring a piece of your holiday home with you!

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Update: March 16, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,345 m
Lowest point
580 m
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Rest stops

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Safety information

In bad weather, the Steinbachtobel can be difficult to pass. Partly demanding physical requirements. Alternatively, parts of the route can be completed by public transport.

Tips and hints

The route is very steep, especially between Passugg and Ober-Grida, and correspondingly strenuous. After all, there are 850 metres of ascent to overcome, more than on any other stage. On the other hand, at just under 10 kilometres, it is also the shortest of the entire hike. Nevertheless, enough time should be planned. The hiking map (Arosa Tourismus, 2009) estimates 4 hours.

Fireplace: Stampwald (after Praden)Catering en route: Passugg (opening hours!)

Overnight accommodation: various accommodations in Tschiertschen

Start

Trainstation Chur (581 m)
Coordinates:
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2'758'903E 1'191'010N
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46.851236, 9.522375
DMS
46°51'04.4"N 9°31'20.6"E
UTM
32T 539823 5188765
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Destination

Tschiertschen

Turn-by-turn directions

Chur Bahnhof - Chur Meiersboden - Passugg- Oberer Grida - Maiensäss - Ricaldei - Usser Praden - Sagentobel - Inner Praden - Tschiertschen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to the Alpine town of Chur.  

Getting there

By car via the motorway or main road to the Graubünden capital Chur

Parking

Various car parks in Chur.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'758'903E 1'191'010N
DD
46.851236, 9.522375
DMS
46°51'04.4"N 9°31'20.6"E
UTM
32T 539823 5188765
w3w 
///meals.cold.sedated
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes, rain jacket, walking sticks if necessary, enough to drink, snack to eat. 

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
880 m
Descent
110 m
Highest point
1,345 m
Lowest point
580 m
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