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Monbiel - Alp Garfiun - Klosters Platz

Winter hiking · Davos Klosters
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A wonderful winter hike from the old Walser village of Monbiel to the quiet Alp Garfiun with its cosy mountain inn - an oasis of peace. Continue through the enchanted winter landscape along the Lanquart river back to Klosters Platz.
moderate
Distance 9.2 km
2:24 h
77 m
205 m
1,387 m
1,182 m
Starting point of the winter hike is the bus stop "Monbiel Parkplatz". Accessible from Klosters Platz. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, take a nostalgic carriage ride through the magnificent winter landscape to Monbiel, the highest settlement in the Prättigau, which is inhabited all year round.

From the bus stop, follow the marked winter hiking trail in a slight ascent to Alp Pardenn and on to Alp Garfiun. Shortly before reaching the alpine hut, the path climbs a little more. Arrived at the top of Alp Garfiun, the cosy hut invites you to enjoy fine alpine dishes and a fantastic mountain panorama.

From Alp Garfiun the trail descends to Landquart and then returns a little along the same path to the fork at Baretschrüti, where you turn left. You now cross the Landquart over a bridge. Following the river you pass Schwäderloch, where you now follow the road to Aeuja and the winter hiking trail. Shortly before Klosters you cross Landquart again and then walk through the village centre to Klosters Platz station. 

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a hot drink on the beautiful terrace of Alp Garfiun and enjoy the beautiful view.
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Remy Horn 
Update: February 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,387 m
Lowest point
1,182 m
Best time of year
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Start

Monbiel (1,309 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'789'358E 1'192'973N
DD
46.860911, 9.922310
DMS
46°51'39.3"N 9°55'20.3"E
UTM
32T 570300 5190120
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Destination

Klosters Platz

Turn-by-turn directions

Monbiel - Pardenn- Alp Garfiun - Baretschrüti - Schwäderloch - Aeuja - Klosters Platz

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug bis Landquart, weiter mit der Rhätischen Bahn (RhB) nach Klosters Platz.

Der Bus bringt Sie bis nach Monbiel.

Getting there

Mit dem Auto nach Davos

- Route 28 Landquart - Davos

- Landwasserstrasse Thusis - Davos

Parking

Öffentliche Parkplätze in Monbiel benutzen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'789'358E 1'192'973N
DD
46.860911, 9.922310
DMS
46°51'39.3"N 9°55'20.3"E
UTM
32T 570300 5190120
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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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
2:24 h
Ascent
77 m
Descent
205 m
Highest point
1,387 m
Lowest point
1,182 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Linear route Groomed snow
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1600 m 1800 m
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