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.
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.
A jump into the Heidsee offers the optimal refreshment at the end and start of a good recovery.
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.
Wildlife refuge Foppas, Parpan: December 21 - April 30
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With the Postbus to Churwalden.
From Chur or Lenzerheide follow the mainroad to Churwalden.
There are limitted parking spaces a cross from the start un Churwalden.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Sturdy and well broken-in shoes, clothing adapted to the weather, sufficient refreshments.