Hike in the moor from St. Antönien to Stels

10.3 km
3:30 h
525 mhd
475 mhd
Hochmoorwanderung St. Antönien Grossried
Das Walserdorf St. Antönien

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Hochmoorwanderung St. Antönien Grossried
A romantic and panoramic hike. Fantastic scenery of moorland. Partly marshy paths. Keep your balance on rough, bumpy and partly slippery ground and sometimes loose wooden boards.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  1882 m
Lowest Point  1413 m
Best Season
Starting point is St. Antönien
Destination is Stels
46.969564, 9.813999



Near the bus-stop 'Platz' of the ancient village St. Antönien there are several restaurants to take some refreshment. Next to the post you follow the road uphill in the direction of 'Stels/Salfsch'. After a few minutes, by the fork, you take the footpath and walk zigzag uphill past the panoramic mountain inn 'Michelshof' and when you get to a barn turn right towards the houses. You follow the road upwards to Aschüel for several minutes and then turn off left on a path through the meadows with partly marshy ground. Be careful when you cross the bridge - the boards are sometimes loose.

The path now leads past the mountain lodge 'Berggasthaus zum See' and on the road down to the bus stop 'Mottis' and the mountain lodge 'Mottis'. In both lodges you can stop for refreshments and also hire a scooter to ride down to Schiers.

Carry on in the direction of 'Stels'. Loose forest with fern, berries and in between beautiful moor which in autumn look the most colourful. The trail is well-signalled with posts and marks. In the background you can now see the first mountain peaks. Be careful when you are balancing over the various lose boards and roots. From the point where you get our of the forest there is a panoramic view from the mountain 'Schesaplana'  to the Austrian mountains. You continue the walk through the meadows half right up the hill to the signpost 'Stelserberg' from where you walk straight forward to get to the 'Untersäss' with a big well. The marked posts lead you safely across two brooks to the junction with the upper trail coming from Valpun. You walk along the contour line to point 1826. From here a trail over the meadows leads you down to 'Stelserberg'. A signpost points to the small lake 'Stelsersee' and this little detour it worth it. It is the highest location in Europe where you can admire the beautifully tender white waterlilies.


St.Antönien Platz 1414m - Aschüel 1610m - Untersäss 1774m - 1826m - Stelsersee 1668m - Stels Mottis (Stelserberg) 1460m
The path follows the trail marking "white-red-white" and is not specially marked.


Public Transport

By train RhB to Schiers or Küblis (timetable-entry 910) and by post-office van to St. Antönien (timetable-entry  90.214 or 90.222)

Anreise Information

Access road A 13 to Landquart and B 28 to Küblis where you turn left across the level crossing in the direction of Pany, Luzein, St. Antönien.


In St. Antönien all the car parks are liable to pay cost. P 2 ist situated in the centre of the village a little further up of the church.

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