Unique alpine flora, wild ravines and mountain forests: The last stage of the Schanfigger Höhenweg is mainly characterised by the descent to Chur, which is a tough one with 1,500 metres of descent and a length of 15 km.
Distance 18.2 km
Highest point1,960 m
Lowest point580 m
This section is the "wildest" of the long-distance hike. Although with Lafet and Balnettis you pass beautiful, traditional alpine pastures and mountain meadows, you often find yourself in wild gorges. The path here is little used and is not part of alpine access roads as on other parts of the route. It is all the more astonishing when you suddenly come across farmers making hay again. The meadows are very high and steep, and the access from the valley also leads over extremely steep roads, which are now being replaced by the - naturally sensible - melioration roads.
Very motivated and sporty hikers take the diversions over the Montalin (Chur's local mountain).
In case of rain and especially thunderstorms, the ravines must be passed with increased caution.
Basically, in bad weather you should think twice about walking the trail, as it is not without danger.
Tips and hints
The trails are rather narrow and it is important that hikers are free from vertigo. These trails are marked as mountain trails and accordingly the requirements are marked for "mountain-ready hikers" in contrast to the trails without special requirements.
Catering en route: Triemel / Restaurant in Maladers / Gassa Beizli Calfreisen