702 Schijenfluh Umrundung, naturkundlicher Alpenrundweg

Medium
12.1 km
4:30 h
600 mhd
600 mhd
Schijenflueh
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Gruobenpass-Plasseggenpass
Cross-border, natural history circumnavigation of the Schijenfluh.
Technique 4/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  2353 m
Lowest Point  1758 m
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Start
St. Antönien (Partnun)
Destination
St. Antönien (Partnun)
Coordinates
46.994914, 9.858074

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Description

This cross-border hiking tour into nearby Austria not only allows us to retrace the footsteps of the Walser people and many a smuggler, it also provides a geological cross-section through the Rätikon mountain range with its striking contrast of light limestone and dark crystalline Silvretta rock.

The circuit begins in Partnunstafel at the foot of the Schijenflue, at the far end of the St. Antöniertal valley, a side valley of the Prättigau. Hiking past alpine pastures and over dwarf shrub heathland we soon make our way up to the emerald-green waters of the Partnunsee lake. Surrounded by the sheer limestone walls of the Sulzfluh and Schijenflue the mountain trail takes us through a stunning limestone landscape up to the Tilisunafürggli, the «green border» with Austria. Here the landscape turns into a hilly grassy high-alpine valley where alpine cattle graze in summer. After a short detour to the Tilisuna hut we continue on our way along a gentle up-and-down section, past small lakes and one or two customs huts, then over the Gruoben Pass to the highest point of our hike, the Plasseggen Pass (2354 m), which also forms the state border with Switzerland.

Dark mountain ranges of crystalline Silvretta rock on one side of the valley contrast sharply with the lighter limestone massif on the other. After passing the Plasseggen hut we find ourselves on a short and very steep section that zigzags its way downhill. The views gradually open up as we make our way through dwarf shrub heathland and across lush alpine meadows back to the Partnunstafel, where two mountain restaurants offer some welcome hospitality.

Geheimtipp

Ride the scooter from the mountain houses to St. Antönien Platz or the starting point of the tour. Fun end to a wonderful tour!

Sicherheitshinweis

On high-altitude sections, snowfields are possible until the summer months. When climbing from Lake Partnunsee, sure-footedness is required. The scree path and short passages on sanded limestone cliffs are often slippery, especially in damp weather. From Tilisunafürggli keep left to tilisunahütte (no signalling).

In the opposite direction, a head for heights is required in the descent towards Lake Partnunsee above "Tritt" (2044 m).

Directions

The starting point of the round trip is Partnunstafel (1763 m) at the foot of the Schijenflue, at the back of the St. Antöniertal, a side valley of the Prättigau. After a short ascent in the direction of Tilisunahütte you reach the emerald green Partnunsee, which invites you to go boating or a refreshing swim. The scree path climbs gently from here and crosses an imposing, grey-rocked cart landscape after the "Tritt" (2044 m). To the left, the rock faces of the Sulzfluh with their climbing possibilities and the Sulzfluh caves, which were once inhabited by cave bears, rise, while to the right of the path rise the limestone walls of the Schijenflue. Further up, the path branches off to the left to Tilisunafürggli, the "green border" to Austria. From here the landscape merges into a hilly landscape overgrown with short grass, which accompanies us from now on. Keeping to the left, after a short descent you reach one of the oldest huts of the Rätikon, the Tilisunahütte (2208 m). Below it, Lake Tilisuna glows deep blue. After a short ascent to the Gruoben Pass, the path leads gently up and down towards the Plasseggen Pass. On the left, the high valley is bordered by the dark mountains of the Platinaköpfe, Sarotlaspitzen and Röbispitzen, while on the right side it is framed by the grey cart fields of the Wiss-Platte and Schijenflue. Shortly before reaching the Plasseggen Pass, you pass a stone Zollwachthütte. At the Plasseggen Pass (2354 m), the highest point of the hike, you cross the border with Switzerland again. The path over the wide grassland leads gently downhill, past the Plasseggenhütte, a shepherd's hut. Shortly afterwards, a short, very steep passage leads downhill on a scree path in a zigzag to a fork in the road. Here it goes abruptly to the right under the rocks and past "Weberlisch Höli". On the rock face you can still see old characters and numbers written with "rubella". The view towards the Partnunstafel and the valley widens and over dwarf shrub heath landscape and lush alpine meadows, the path leads back to the starting point of the hike to Partnunstafel, where you can end the tour in the Berghaus Sulzfluh or Alpenrösli. From here there is also the possibility to end the last meters back to the car park with a scooter ride.

Directions

Public Transport

With the Rhaetian Railway RhB to Küblis, then with the PostBus to St. Antönien, last stop Sagaris (July – October). Timetable field 90.222. Walk on the hiking trail for about 1/2 hour to the left of the Schanielabach to Partnunstafel or take the bus alpine (reservation required) to Partnun.

Anreise Information

On the A13 and B28 to Küblis. After the roundabout, turn left towards Pany, Luzein, St. Antönien.

Parken

Paid parking P6 Garstett below partnunstafel. Then walk on the hiking trail for about 1/2 hour to the left of the Schanielabach to Partnunstafel or take the bus alpine (reservation required) to Partnun.

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