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Chapfensee Tour No. 473

Mountain Bike · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Biker auf der Chapfensee-Tour
    / Biker auf der Chapfensee-Tour
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • Hüttli beim Chapfensee
    / Hüttli beim Chapfensee
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • Chapfensee
    / Chapfensee
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • Baden im Chapfensee
    / Baden im Chapfensee
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • Chapfensee
    / Chapfensee
    Photo: Roland Gerth, Heidiland Tourismus AG
Map / Chapfensee Tour No. 473
600 900 1200 1500 m km 5 10 15 20 25 Chapfensee Feuerstelle Chapfensee Feuerstelle Sässli Feuerstelle Runggalina

A wonderful tour leads over the lonely, protected moors at Lake Chapfen.
moderate
28.4 km
3:39 h
972 m
972 m
A wonderful tour for savourers, which leads through desolate protected moors around Lake Chapfen. They are a treasure-trove for botanists and lovers of nature.
From Mels, the route leads to the beautiful hamlet Vermol and through quiet, unspoiled and varied landscapes high above Seeztal and opposite to the plateau of Palfries. The nature reserve around Lake Chapfen, which is said to be rich in fish, fascinates visitors due to its mosaic of forests, meadows and small settlements. Lake Chapfen invites to take a refreshing dip and a fireplace is ideal for barbecuing.

A small footpath through Alpine pastures and via two small creeks connects Mels Hinterberg and Flums-Kleinberg. This route is a pleasure for fans of nature trails and a challenge for every biker to test his/her own driving skills.

The descent from Sässli via Clevelau down to the creek Seez is a worthy reward for the many metres in altitude that have been overcome beforehand. The route leads back to Mels alongside the idyllic and renaturated creek Seez.

Note(s)
Rest:
Restaurant Alpenrösli, Vermol, Tel. +41 (0)81 723 17 71
Restaurant Sässliwiese, Spundeera, Tel. +41 (0)81 733 11 95

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Flumserberg
Flumserbergstrasse 196
CH-8898 Flumserberg
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 18 18
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 18 19
E-Mail: flumserberg@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com, www.flumserberg.ch

Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
CH-8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 17 18
E-Mail: unterterzen@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

Mountainbike and cycling map: http://www.heidiland.com/de/service-kontakt/online-shop/heidiland-bikekarte

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Author
Nadja Schlegel
Updated: 2019-06-04

Difficulty
S1 moderate
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1207 m
446 m
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Start

Mels, railway station (486 m)
Coordinates:
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47.053863, 9.417057
UTM
32T 531675 5211234

Destination

Mels, Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Mels - Vermol - Chapfensee - Cafröa - Sässli - Clevelau - Mels

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Public transport friendly

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
28.4 km
Duration
3:39 h
Ascent
972 m
Descent
972 m
Public transport friendly With refreshment stops Loop Scenic

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