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216 Schönboden Trail

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This circular hike on the sunny pastures of the former mountain pass and trading village of Filisur passes scenic Schönboden and takes you via forests to the ruins of Greifenstein Castle from which the Graubünden nobility once dominated the region.
easy
Distance 5.9 km
1:45 h
205 m
205 m
1,261 m
1,063 m
You start out from the Graubünden ribbon village of Filsur with its houses with their oriel windows and sgraffito. The village is a pleasant place to visit now that there is a bypass road. This gentle winter hike starts at the Filisur train station and takes you along a road that rises evenly as it goes through sparse forest to Schönboden. From here there is a beautiful view of Filisur and the lower Albula Valley.

On your way back, the trail leads to the ruins of Greifenstein Castle, which is perched on a rock above the Rhaetian Railway's first loop tunnel. It  was once the seat of the Lords of Greifenstein consisting of Graubünden nobility dating from the 13th century. Later it was the seat of the episcopal bailiffs who had farms near the village. The return route crosses the Rhaetian Railway line twice before it ends at the train station, where you will find the charming Bahnhöfli restaurant an inviting place for some refreshments.

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Marc Barandun
Update: March 12, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,261 m
Lowest point
1,063 m
Best time of year
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Start

Filisur (1,080 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'647E 1'171'771N
DD
46.675079, 9.682192
DMS
46°40'30.3"N 9°40'55.9"E
UTM
32T 552177 5169283
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Destination

Filisur

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Rhaetian Railway to Filisur

Getting there

By car to Filisur, parking at the station

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'647E 1'171'771N
DD
46.675079, 9.682192
DMS
46°40'30.3"N 9°40'55.9"E
UTM
32T 552177 5169283
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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Anne-May Krüger 
December 15, 2020 · Community
Die Route stimmt nicht mit den Wegweisern vor Ort überein. Ich musste oft querfeldein durch kniehohen Schnee. Das ist sehr unangenehm und bei einbrechender Dunkelheit durchaus gefährlich.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
205 m
Descent
205 m
Highest point
1,261 m
Lowest point
1,063 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest
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