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524 Val Meltger Snowshoetrail

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This snowshoeing tour shows impressively what violence avalanches can have: it leads to the Val Meltger suspension bridge. 
moderate
Distance 5.5 km
2:05 h
344 m
344 m
1,570 m
1,343 m

The starting point of this snowshoeing round tour is the town hall in Lantsch/Lenz. From there, follow the winter hiking path towards Roland Arena Lenzerheide. After arriving there, you will enter the forest via the cantonal street. Through the quiet forest landscape, the small lake "Lai la Villa" is reached on the winter hiking trail.

After a short breather, the trail runs south along a non-prepared road. At the crossroads turn left and follow the road to Vasternos. A magnificent mountain panorama to Mon and Stierva awaits snowshoe hikers here.

The real highlight of the tour comes now: the suspension bridge Val Meltger. Here, every winter, the power of avalanches can be seen: they annually hoisted the old bridge, so that now a suspension bridge was built twelve meters above the ground. After reaching Rofna, the highest point of the tour, you will return to the starting point in Lantsch / Lenz.

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Ferienregion Lenzerheide
Update: August 02, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,570 m
Lowest point
1,343 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Pizzeria and Restaurant Montanara at Hotel Sarain
Bistro Bualino

Tips and hints

Lenzerheide

Start

Town Hall Lantsch/Lenz (1,343 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'762'491E 1'172'906N
DD
46.687576, 9.562978
DMS
46°41'15.3"N 9°33'46.7"E
UTM
32T 543049 5170600
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Destination

Town Hall Lantsch/Lenz

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of this snowshoeing round tour is the town hall in Lantsch/Lenz. From there, follow the winter hiking path towards Roland Arena Lenzerheide. After arriving there, you will enter the forest via the cantonal street. Continue to Vasternos and the suspension bridge Val Meltger before returning to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Chur with the Postbus to Lenzerheide and from there onwards to Lantsch/Lenz

Getting there

Follow the Road to Lenzerheide and continue to Lantsch/Lenz

Parking

A cross from the town hall

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'762'491E 1'172'906N
DD
46.687576, 9.562978
DMS
46°41'15.3"N 9°33'46.7"E
UTM
32T 543049 5170600
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winterwander Panoramakarte

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
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Thomas Rüegg 
February 12, 2021 · Community
Wir sind heute die wunderschöne Tour bei schönstem Wetter aber sehr kalten Temperaturen gelaufen. Sie ist gut markiert und insbesondere die erste Hälfte ist wie im Märchenwald. Kurze aber sehr empfehlenswerte Tour auch für Anfänger.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
2:05 h
Ascent
344 m
Descent
344 m
Highest point
1,570 m
Lowest point
1,343 m
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