Flums - Chapfensee - Mels

15.1 km
6:00 h
842 mhd
806 mhd

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Blick auf den Chapfensee
Popular high-altitude hike to the romantic Chapfensee lake with magnificent views. Also offers no special difficulties for children.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  1208 m
Lowest Point  441 m
Best Season
Start Flums, train station
Destination Mels Train Station
Coordinates 47.09629, 9.34847



From the late Middle Ages to the 18th century, Flums was the main square for the smelting of Gonzenerze. This is commemorated, among other things, by the numerous wrought-iron grave crosses from the 17th to 19th centuries in the cemetery and the iron manor house from 1567.
We hike on the Flumserbergstrasse to the Flumserei. Before the bridge over the Schilsbach we turn left and come across the hiking trail above the Flumserei, which leads into the forest. After leaving the forest in Bünt, Portels lies in front of us on the Kleinberg. Further upwards we reach the Kurhaus Sässliwiesen via Margess - Sässli. On the almost flat, wide alpine path we hike to Alp Cafröa, always accompanied by the magnificent view over the Seeztal and the mountain range of the Alvier enthroned above. In the Ingerli we cross the Röllbach, then we hike in the pleasantly cool forest to the Cholschlager Bach. From the bridge we discover small glacier mills. And soon we are standing at the idyllic Chapfensee, a reservoir whose water is led down to Plons in a pressure pipe. The nature reserve around the lake has a remarkable flora from spring to autumn. We walk to the southeastern end and take the path that leads us to Mels in the valley. On the somewhat steep old Vermölerweg we reach down to Rüfi, then we hike past the vineyards to St.Martin with the famous chapel and the castle Nidberg. A short last descent to the Seez, and over the village bridge we come to the village square of Mels, where from 1831 to 1861 the Landsgemeinde took place.


Normal hiking equipment. Depending on the weather, good footwear (hiking boots) is recommended, otherwise light trekking shoes are sufficient for the tour.


Flums - Pravizin - Portels - Egg - Sässli - Cafröa - Plonbüelrank - Chapfensee - Güetli - Rüfi - St. Martin - Melss


Public Transport

By train to Flums. Directly from the train station, the tour starts.

Anreise Information

Motorway exit Flums, then follow the signs for the train station.


Public parking at the train station, Flums available (chargeable)

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