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2-Country Trail

Trail running · Davos Klosters
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The 2-Länder Trail is a very demanding and attractive trail for experienced trail runners with its more than 50 km and around 3,600 metres of altitude. 
difficult
Distance 50.9 km
11:31 h
3,518 m
3,519 m
2,698 m
1,107 m
From Klosters, the trail leads along a gravel path along the river to the nature trail in the direction of Monbiel. The subsequent field path leads to an alpine settlement with wildly romantic flair. The subsequent climb to Schlappin is peppered with steps, roots and steep passages as well as mountain stream crossings. The reward is impressive: The picturesque mountain village of Schlappin and the crystal-clear Schlappinsee invite you to dream!

After crossing the mountain village of Schlappin, the vertical trail to Schlappinerjoch in Austria begins. This is followed by a descent to Vergalden near Gargellen. Past the Madrisahütte and the Schafberghüsli mountain restaurant, the real challenge in the high alpine mountains now begins. The trail leads over the Gargellner Alptobel and Täscher past the lakes to the St. Antönier Joch. After a detour to the beautiful Gafjersee, the trail continues full of tracks to the Gafjerjoch. This is followed by the technical descent to the white limestone massif of the Gafjer Platten and the ascent to the 2700m summit.

Once you have reached the summit, you will be rewarded with a unique view of the well-known Rätikon group, the entire Prättigau region as far as Davos and on to the Bernina and many other mountain peaks in 360 degree view!

Via the ridge of the Saas Calandas, you reach the Mässplatten on Madrisa, from where you can enjoy the last view of the Prättigau. After reaching the Madrisa farm, the last descent to Klosters Dorf is tackled. Through gravel and single trails, the route goes downhill to Klosters Dorf, before the short climb back up to Klosters Platz.

Author’s recommendation

The Erika mountain restaurant in Schlappin is an excellent place for a snack.
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Remy Horn 
Update: April 23, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,698 m
Lowest point
1,107 m
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Safety information

Please note the weather development in Vergalden near Gargellen. In case of uncertainty, we recommend the alternative route via the smuggler's path directly to Gafjerjoch and then via Rätschenjoch to Madrisa.

Tips and hints

Alternative route:

To reduce the difficulty and length of the trail, you can take the Schafberg cable car from Gargellen to Schafberghüsli and walk back via Rätschenjoch in bad weather. This reduces the distance to around 40 km.

The route can also be completed as a 2-day trail with overnight accommodation in Gargellen.

 

Further information:

This route is one of many top routes in the joint trail network of Davos Klosters & Prättigau.

Discover more tours at: https://www.praettigau.info/Aktivitaeten/Sommer/Trailrunning 

 

Start

ARENA Klosters (1,182 m)
Coordinates:
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46.865742, 9.885796
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46°51'56.7"N 9°53'08.9"E
UTM
32T 567511 5190625
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Destination

ARENA Klosters

Turn-by-turn directions

Arena Klosters Platz - Monbiel - Schlappin - Vergalden - Madrisahütte  - Schafberg - St. Antönier Joch - Gafjerjoch - Saaser Calanda - Madrisa Hof - Klosters Dorf - Arena Klosters Platz

Note

Wildlife refuge Schlifitschuggen: December 20 - April 15
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the RhB from Landquart to Klosters Platz.

Getting there

On the A13 and N28 to Klosters.

Parking

Please use the public parking spaces (old ice rink, sports field).

Coordinates

DD
46.865742, 9.885796
DMS
46°51'56.7"N 9°53'08.9"E
UTM
32T 567511 5190625
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

In addition to good physical condition, basic equipment (emergency blanket, mobile phone, cash (CHF/EUR), rain jacket, drink flasks ect.) is recommended.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
50.9 km
Duration
11:31 h
Ascent
3,518 m
Descent
3,519 m
Highest point
2,698 m
Lowest point
1,107 m
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