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Calanda hut - Vazer Alp

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  • Aussicht kurz vor der Calandahütte
    / Aussicht kurz vor der Calandahütte
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Aufstieg mit Ruine Haldenstein im Hintergrund
    / Aufstieg mit Ruine Haldenstein im Hintergrund
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
  • Singletrail von der Calandahütte abwärts
    / Singletrail von der Calandahütte abwärts
    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
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Map / Calanda hut - Vazer Alp
1000 1500 2000 2500 m km 5 10 15 20 25 30 Calandahütte SAC Calanda 2805m

Tough, panoramic, varied: The bike trip to the Calanda hut is quite a tour. But well worth the effort.

difficult
31.2 km
5:00 h
1500 m
1500 m

This challenging mountain bike tour starts at the Chur railway station. The Calanda mountain is situated on the sunny side of the Rhine valley, therefore the tour is possible already in springtime (in summertime early start recommend). At first, follow the national cycling route no. 2 (Rhine route) northwards until you reach the village of Haldenstein. Cross the Rhine river and drive into the village, in direction of the castle. In the village centre, the mountain road branches off to the right side. Now get ready for a long ascent of total 1'500 meters in height. On the way up you pass by several alps as Arella, Funtanolja, Neusäss, Altsäss until you finally reach the Calanda hut.

The hut is feasted during the summer months, so you can have a drink and a meal there. If you really want a challenge, then you can climb up (by foot) to the peak of the Haldensteiner Calanda (730 meters in height and appr. 1 ½ hours from the hut). To have enough time and being able to enjoy the scenery, an overnight in the Calanda hut is absolutely recommended then.

For the descent, take the singletrail right from the hut. Later, you will follow the ascent road for a short track, before a narrow and technical trail branches off to the left at Alp Neusäss, that leads to the Vazer Alp. After a descent on the alp road, at point 1515 another trail branches off to the right side and will take you to the beautiful settlement of Batänja. From there follow the forest road until you pass by the ruin of Lichtenstein. Shortly later for the last piece of the descent, another trail on the left side will take you back down to the village of Haldenstein.

 

 

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Michael Christ 
Updated: 2018-01-24

Difficulty
S2 difficult
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546 m
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Calanda hut SAC

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Start

Chur/Haldenstein (584 m)
Coordinates:
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46.854077, 9.528912
UTM
32T 540320 5189084

Destination

Chur/Haldenstein

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Thomas Marty
2018-08-07
Coole Tour und mit der Wanderung auf den Haldensteiner Calanda Gipfel perfekt 👍
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Difficulty
S2 difficult
Distance
31.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1500 m
Descent
1500 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Geological highlights

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