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Hiking trail

From Schanfigg over into Prättigau (Langwies - Conters)

Hiking trail • Arosa
  • Das feine, kleine Bergdrof Conters
    / Das feine, kleine Bergdrof Conters
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Annemarie Frei
  • Herrliche Blumenwiese im Schanfigg
    / Herrliche Blumenwiese im Schanfigg
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Schanfigg Tourismus
  • Die Kirche von Langwies
    / Die Kirche von Langwies
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Schanfigg Tourismus
  • Das Schanfigger Dorf Langwies
    / Das Schanfigger Dorf Langwies
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Schanfigg Tourismus
  • Der Grünsee ist ein wahres Schmuckstück unter den Bergseen
    / Der Grünsee ist ein wahres Schmuckstück unter den Bergseen
    Photo: Daniela Göpfert, Schanfigg Tourismus
Map / From Schanfigg over  into Prättigau (Langwies - Conters)
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moderate
16.7km
7:00
846 m
1,025 m
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From the station Langwies (with the famous viaduct of Langwies) you follow the signpost to 'Durannapass'. At first a steep path leads youo up to the village on a narrow track above the church and parallel along the street to a car park. You get to 'Sapüner' bridge, a beautiful old timber construction where you turn off left.

A terribly romantic path through the gorge along the brook leads you uphill.Soon you can see an enormous waterfall. After about an hour the gorge broadens and offers inviting places to have a picnic. Later on you walk up steeply to the gravel road which, in winter, is used as a ski-run. Rising steadily you reach the small ancient mountain-village' Strassberg' and the mountain lodge 'Strassberg' where they also offer accommodation.

You walk on in the direction of 'Durannapass'. Before and after the top of the pass the trail leads through marshy soil. There are meadows full of gentians. On the top of Durannapass it is worth to make a detour to the idyllic lake 'Grünsee'. The top of the pass is a real crossroad: to the left you get to the 'Strassberger Fürggli' and further to 'Fideriser Heubergen; to the right you get to the region of Parsenn and to 'Gotschnagrat' (cable railway to Klosters).

Walking straight forward you get to 'Conters/Küblis'. In front of the alpine lodge 'Duranna Obersäss' you walk downhill on the gravel road. A bit further down of 'Untersäss' 1868 m where you see the brook you follow the signpost 'Conterser Schwendi/Conters' to the right (the road to Conters over 'Plandagorz' is less attractive but the old footpath across forest and moor is not maintained any more.) You go past several  alpine sheds like 'Conterser Schwendi', 'Rongg', 'Stäfischwendi' and 'Wisli' and finally along the brook 'Wissbach' down to Coners.

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Author

Ursula Brem (www.wandersite.ch)

Updated: 2017-04-10

Difficulty moderate
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Altitude
2,125 m
1,121 m
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Suitable for families and children Suitable for families and children
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Tips, hints and links

Prättigau Tourismus
Sananggastrasse 6 
CH-7214 Grüsch
Tel. +41 (0)81 325 11 11
info@praettigau.info
www.praettigau.info

Start

Starting point is Langwies (1,319 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 46.819597 N 9.707260 E
UTM 32T 553950 5185359

Destination

Destination is Conters

Turn-by-turn directions

Langwies Station 1317 metres above sea-level - Langwies Village 1377 m - Jäger café and car park 1420 m - Sapüner Bridge 1425 m - Stutz 1745 m - Inn Strassberg 1919 m - Sattel - Durannapass 2117 m - Duranna Obersäss 2053 m - 1868 m Conterser Schwendi 1682 m Stäfischwendi 1467 m - Conters 1110 m

Public transport:

By international fast trains Intercity to Chur, from there by RhB in 50 minutes to Langwies (timetable-entry 930)

Getting there:

From Chur you drive in the direction of Arosa. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Langwies, 21 kilometres, 326 curves and 784 metres driving uphill.

Parking:

There is a signalled public car park near the disposal site ('Deponie'). From the centre of the village Langwies it is about 200 metres in the direction of Arose on the right-hand side.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s Map Recommendations

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1:25 000 SCHESAPLANA Swisstopo Landeskarte 1:25 000 SULZFLUH Swisstopo Landeskarte 1:25 000 SERNEUS Praettigau Wanderkarte 1:50'000

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.7 km
Duration 7:00 hrs
Ascent 846 m
Descent 1,025 m

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Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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