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Pilgrim trail Stage

Grisons Trail: Davos village - Langwies

Pilgrim trail · Praettigau-Davos
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  • Blick vom Panoramaweg auf Davos Platz
    / Blick vom Panoramaweg auf Davos Platz
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Berghotel Schatzalp
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Bergrestaurant Strela Alp
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Enziane auf dem Strelaberg
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Strelapass und Gross-Schiahorn
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Steg über Hauptertällibach
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Berghaus «Heimeli» bei Jatz
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Blick auf Schmitten und Dörfji
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Kirche mit Wehrturm in Langwies
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
m 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Berghotel Schatzalp Berghaus Strelapass Strelaberg Brücke über Hauptertällibach Thomas Mann Weg Jatz mit Berggasthof Panorama-Weg Langwies

Der Pilgerweg Via Son Giachen führt vom Südtirol her  durch das Val Müstair im Kanton Graubünden Richtung Zentralschweiz oder Wallis.  Der zum Teil alpine Pilgerweg ist  nur  in warmen Jahreszeiten durchgehend begehbar.
difficult
14.4 km
5:02 h
794 m
988 m
This mountain stage is physically demanding and goes from the «Davos countryside» over the Strela Pass to Langwies into the Schanfigg. The Valais people used this route as far back as the 14th century to move from Davos to settle in the Schanfigg with Langwies and Arosa.
The trail passes through woodland up to the Schatzalp where the view opens up to present an area well-loved by winter sports enthusiasts and also by hikers in summer. Above the Strelaalp, the route turns westward, with the Chlein and the Gross-Schiahorn as fixed points on the right, in between the Schiatobel with the Schiabach stream. The Strela Pass ultimately lies in the saddle between the gross Schiahorn and the Strela and the mountain restaurant is open in both summer and winter.
At the pass, the view opens up towards the Haupter Tälli over to the Haupter Horn and north to the Weissfluh, and the steep, rocky descent down to the Hauptertälli stream begins, which leads along level ground as far as Langwies, perhaps after soaking our feet! The stream becomes the «Sapüner stream» here and, just before Langwies, flows into the Fondeier stream and just below Langwies into the River Plessur.

Note(s)
Important: The Grisons Way, in Romansh the Via Son Giachen, takes pilgrims from the Val Müstair and the South Tyrol through the Canton of Grisons and then through the canton of Uri to the «Inner Swiss Way», which it joins at Seelisberg/Oberdorf above Lake Lucerne. Certain section of this hiking route, which is extremely Alpine in parts (signposted as regional route 43 and then 77 as far as Amsteg), can naturally only be walked towards summer.

See also
More on the Grisons Way of St. James: www.jakobsweg.ch/home/wegstrecken/jakobsweg-graubuenden/

Author’s recommendation

Grosse Teile des Weges bis zum Strelapass können mit motorisierten Mitteln ersetzt werden. Im letzten Teil des Weges bei Jatz gibt es einen urchigen, charmanten Gasthof "Heimeli" der eine Aternative zum Etappenort Landwies darstellen kann
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Author
Mario Buchwalder 
Updated: December 11, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Strelapass, 2348 m
Lowest point
Langwies, 1372 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Strelaberg
Davos-Dorf: Bahnhof
Berghotel Schatzalp
Bergrestaurant Strela Alp
Berghaus Strelapass
Jatz mit Berggasthof
Langwies

Tips, hints and links

Weitere Informationen und Links sind in den  POIs (Points Of Interest) enthalten.

Start

Davos Village, railway station (1560 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.809541, 9.841701
UTM
32T 564217 5184343

Destination

Langwies bei der Kirche

Turn-by-turn directions

Nach dem steilen Abstieg von Strela-Pass überqueren wir einen Bergbach, der den Steg von Zeit zu Zeit mitspühlt.  Vorsicht bei provisorischen Stegen ist geboten

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
5:02h
Ascent
794 m
Descent
988 m
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