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Pilgrim trail recommended route Stage 7

Grisons Trail: S-chanf - Dürrboden

Pilgrim trail · S-chanf
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  • Kirche von S-chanf
    Kirche von S-chanf
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
m 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Scalettapass Chapella und Brücke über Vallember Alp Funtauna Dürrboden Punt dal Tschaingen Ospiz Chapella Plaun Margun S-chanf Susauna
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.
moderate
Distance 20.2 km
6:33 h
1,063 m
720 m
2,606 m
1,634 m
This alpine stage switches from the Inn/Black Sea catchment area to the Rhine/North Sea catchment area in which almost all the remaining Way of St. James in Switzerland is located. Just before Lausanne, the route crosses over into the Rhône-Mediterranean basin catchment area, but there is still some way to go before then. Bear in mind on this stage that, after leaving Susauna as far as Dürrboden, the route is remote from any tourist infrastructure - not just in terms of food and drink but also with one eye on the weather.
The first section as far as the junction at Chapella into the Val Susauna and from there for several kilometres into the valley is very flat and ideal for hiking. The route then begins to climb steeply, although still on a track as far as the Alp Funtauna. There is no restaurant on the Alp Funtauna but the babbling brook nevertheless encourages you to pause awhile and recharge your batteries from your rucksack. This is followed by the final ascent on the historic mule and pilgrims' way up to the Scaletta Pass, the highest point of the Way of St. James in Grisons, curving around a number of bends and then heading northwards to the crossover. In the upper region, the trail is impressively near rocky outcrops, but the trail nevertheless follows an easy path.
After a further rest at this high level, the highest point of the Way of St. James in Switzerland, the trail then leads for around 1 kilometre through rough and then fine scree. It is advisable to walk along this section in a calm and controlled manner to avoid tripping. When the trail becomes flat again, stride out again towards Dürrboden - the first tourist village after crossing the Alp.

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/

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Vom Dürrboden aus gibt es eine Postauto-Verbindung nach Davos.
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Author
Mario Buchwalder 
Update: February 07, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Scalettapass, 2,606 m
Lowest point
Chapella, 1,634 m
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Track types

Nature trail 51.82%Path 36.74%Road 11.42%
Nature trail
10.5 km
Path
7.4 km
Road
2.3 km
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Rest stops

Ospiz Chapella
S-chanf
Susauna
Dürrboden

Safety information

Im Oktober und in der Zeit vom 28.4.19 bis 31.5.19 finden regelmässig Schiessübungen der Armee statt. Bitte informieren Sie sich bevor Sie sich auf den Weg machen unter http://www.s-chanf.ch/de/ oder Tel: 081 854 24 91 bei der Gemeindeverwaltung

 

 

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Start

S-chanf, Church (1,663 m)
Coordinates:
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2'794'913E 1'165'431N
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46.611691, 9.983405
DMS
46°36'42.1"N 9°59'00.3"E
UTM
32T 575303 5162483
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Destination

Dürrboden beim Berggasthof

Note

Wildlife refuge God God: December 20 - April 30
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'794'913E 1'165'431N
DD
46.611691, 9.983405
DMS
46°36'42.1"N 9°59'00.3"E
UTM
32T 575303 5162483
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.2 km
Duration
6:33 h
Ascent
1,063 m
Descent
720 m
Highest point
2,606 m
Lowest point
1,634 m
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