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Churwalden-Lenzerheide

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  • / Heidsee
  • / Kloster Churwalden
  • / Mittelberg (1525 m ü.M), nördlichster Punkt
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From 2003 - 2014 the Graubünden Marathon took place annually. This was considered one of the hardest mountain marathons in Europe and of course it also had a half marathon route.

 

moderate
Distance 21.2 km
3:03 h
770 m
510 m
The start is at 1'240 m above sea level near the monastery in Churwalden.From there it goes through the village and then towards Büel, Foppa.  From Foppa we go downhill via Mittelberg to Parpan. Over the Parpanerhöhe to Valbella and finally once around the Heidsee to the finish in the village of Lenzerheide.

Author’s recommendation

A jump into the Heidsee offers the optimal refreshment at the end and start of a good recovery.
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Update: November 17, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,762 m
Lowest point
1,208 m
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Safety information

This course serves as good training and can be completed independently with appropriate preparation.

Tips and hints

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Start

Churwalden (1,211 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'760'087E 1'184'125N
DD
46.789043, 9.535480
DMS
46°47'20.6"N 9°32'07.7"E
UTM
32T 540870 5181860
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Destination

Lenzerheide

Turn-by-turn directions

Start in Churwalden (1’240m asl) and pass the hotel Hemmi in the direction of Büel, Foppa. Afterwards a longer section starts up to Büel, Foppa. In Foppa (1’753m asl) turn to an asphalt road in direction Parpan. After about 1 km down the road, turn left onto a narrow path towards Mittelberg. In Mittelberg, turn left onto an asphalt road that leads to Parpan. At the first junction in Parpan (1’493m asl), turn right in direction of the main road and just before the main road, turn left and then go up parallel to the Hotel Alpina. After the post office, turn left. After about 15m turn right and after another 10m turn right again. You then turn directly into a narrow path that leads over roots to the Valbellnerhöhe. There you walk past a very small lake and then you run parallel to the road until you reach Canols. On your right, you can see the big lake Heidsee. Cross the main street and walk past the Canols kiosk. After a round around the beautiful lake Heidsee you cross the main road at the Rothorn valley station. After the underpass turn right and then walk up the sidewalk and after about 100m cross the road and go straight into the forest. After about 1.5 km on a gravel road in the forest you cross a side road and then cross the main road at the underpass. Then you turn into the finish line at the school in Lenzerheide.

 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Postbus to Churwalden. 

Getting there

From Chur or Lenzerheide follow the mainroad to Churwalden. 

Parking

There are limitted parking spaces a cross from the start un Churwalden. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'760'087E 1'184'125N
DD
46.789043, 9.535480
DMS
46°47'20.6"N 9°32'07.7"E
UTM
32T 540870 5181860
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy and well broken-in shoes, clothing adapted to the weather, sufficient refreshments.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.2 km
Duration
3:03 h
Ascent
770 m
Descent
510 m
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