Heidiland Hiking Tour 4: Kleinberg - Weisstannen

14.5 km
5:00 h
401 mhd
905 mhd
Baden im Chapfensee

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Auf Erkundung in Weisstannen
The Heidiland Hiking Tour leads as a 6-day hiking experience, across the whole Heidiland (see below). This hike corresponds to the fifth stage of the day from the Flumser Kleinberg over the Chapfensee to Weisstannen. This is the coziest stage of the Heidiland Hiking Tour and offers some rest before the most difficult stage is on the sixth day.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  1489 m
Lowest Point  907 m
Best Season
Flumser Kleinberg, Berghotel Schönhalden
Silver firs
47.062795, 9.330848



From the Berghotel Schönhalden on the Flumser Kleinberg, the path leads first to the neighbouring Alp Wildenberg, where the descent to Cafröa begins. From here you are on the Walsa Trail, which you follow today for a longer stretch. The path always leads here as a high-altitude path towards Chapfensee/Weisstannen, with fantastic views of the Seeztal and the Alvier chain enthroned above. At Plon, after a few meters on the road, the hiking trail leads right into the forest and on to a bridge that leads over the Cholschlager Bach. From this bridge you can discover glacier mills in the stream. Shortly afterwards you reach the romantic Chapfensee (with kiosk and fireplaces), which is located in the middle of a unique nature reserve with a considerable flora. The path follows the northern shore of the lake, where the dam wall is also crossed. At the other end of the lake, always following the Walsa trail, you branch off from the lake shore towards Vermol. Through the forest, the path now leads comfortably to the hamlet of Vermol, which belongs to the municipality of Mels and where the restaurant Alpenrösli can be found. Along the village road it now goes down, past the chapel Vermol, which is also suitable as a resting place. At the lower end of Vermol, the path branches off sharply to the right towards Schwendi/Weisstannen. After a while you leave the Walsa-Weg, which branches off to the left. We continue through the forest and past small waterfalls deeper and deeper into the Weisstannental. At Schwendi you reach the valley floor, here there is a village shop and the Bachhüsli, which offers local baked goods and specialties. Soon the path climbs again on the right and you hike elevated on the right side of the valley along the Via Alpina to the village of Weisstannen.

The Hotel Gemse, located at the entrance of the village of Weisstannen, is the place to stay during the Heidiland Hiking Tour. It is very popular with hikers and offers peace and relaxation.

Note the attractive package offer of the Heidiland Hiking Tour with organized luggage transport:

In 6 days you can hike individually through the entire holiday region Heidiland, from Weesen to Bad Ragaz. You will discover famous highlights and many more unknown gems! In this alpine hiking experience, everything is conveniently organized for you: the hotels are reserved and the daily luggage transport works. All you need is a daypack and enjoyment of nature.


Schönhalden - Wildenberg - Cafröa - Plon - Chapfensee - Vermol - Schwendi - Weisstannen

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