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