Grisons Trail: Davos village - Langwies

Difficult
14.4 km
5:00 h
794 mhd
988 mhd
Steg über Hauptertällibach
Blick vom Panoramaweg auf Davos Platz

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Berghotel Schatzalp
The pilgrimage route Via Son Giachen leads from South Tyrol through the Val Müstair in the canton of Graubünden towards Central Switzerland or Valais.  The partly alpine pilgrimage route is only accessible continuously in warm seasons.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2348 m
Lowest Point  1372 m
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Start
Davos Village, railway station
Destination
Langwies at the church
Coordinates
46.809541, 9.841701

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Description

This mountain stage is physically demanding and goes from the «Davos countryside» over the Strela Pass to Langwies into the Schanfigg. The Valais people used this route as far back as the 14th century to move from Davos to settle in the Schanfigg with Langwies and Arosa.
The trail passes through woodland up to the Schatzalp where the view opens up to present an area well-loved by winter sports enthusiasts and also by hikers in summer. Above the Strelaalp, the route turns westward, with the Chlein and the Gross-Schiahorn as fixed points on the right, in between the Schiatobel with the Schiabach stream. The Strela Pass ultimately lies in the saddle between the gross Schiahorn and the Strela and the mountain restaurant is open in both summer and winter.
At the pass, the view opens up towards the Haupter Tälli over to the Haupter Horn and north to the Weissfluh, and the steep, rocky descent down to the Hauptertälli stream begins, which leads along level ground as far as Langwies, perhaps after soaking our feet! The stream becomes the «Sapüner stream» here and, just before Langwies, flows into the Fondeier stream and just below Langwies into the River Plessur.

Note(s)
Important: The Grisons Way, in Romansh the Via Son Giachen, takes pilgrims from the Val Müstair and the South Tyrol through the Canton of Grisons and then through the canton of Uri to the «Inner Swiss Way», which it joins at Seelisberg/Oberdorf above Lake Lucerne. Certain section of this hiking route, which is extremely Alpine in parts (signposted as regional route 43 and then 77 as far as Amsteg), can naturally only be walked towards summer.

See also
More on the Grisons Way of St. James: www.jakobsweg.ch/home/wegstrecken/jakobsweg-graubuenden/

Geheimtipp

Large parts of the path to the Strela Pass can be replaced by motorized means. In the last part of the trail near Jatz there is a quaint, charming inn "Heimeli" which can be an aternative to the stage town of Landwies

Directions

After the steep descent from Strela Pass, we cross a mountain stream that sees the footbridge from time to time.  Caution should be exercised with temporary walkways

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