Rätikon Trail

32.6 km
6:45 h
1896 mhd
1597 mhd
Drei Tage Trail: Unterwegs im Rätikon zwischen Cavelljoch und Golrosa hoch über Schiers
Trailrunning im Rätikon

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Trailrunning im Prättigau mit dem Schesaplana im Hintergrund

The Rätikon offers beautiful trail running routes in Graubünden. The trail is a scenic tour from St. Antönien to the front Prättigau with a spectacular border crossing to Austria. This is not just a training, but a real experience.

Technique 4/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2330 m
Lowest Point  1423 m
Best Season
St. Antönien
Fanas cable car mountain station
46.969757, 9.814682



In St. Antönien, the first 600 metres of altitude difference start first on a small road, then on an increasingly narrow alpine path. During the high summer season, however, these first metres of altitude to the Bärgli can be easily mastered with the bus alpine. Then it becomes a bit flatter and a wonderful panorama of the Schijenflue opens up. It is worth making a short detour to Lake Carchina before walking on a panoramic trail to the Carschinahütte SAC. Follow the Prättigau High Trail, which winds its way up and down under the Drusenfluh. The highlight of the tour is the transition to Austria through the Swiss Gate. A spectacular path leads through a small gap between the rock walls. Afterwards, the terrain becomes gentler again and the trail over the Verajoch offers every trail runner pure pleasure. Before the Lünersee turn left and pass the border at Cavelljoch. Back on Swiss soil, you come across the Prättigau High Trail, which you follow to the Schesaplanahütte SAC. After a short section on a gravel road, turn right at Vordersäss onto a partly technical, lonely path. This leads mostly uphill to the Luderer Egg and then crosses the southwest flank of the Sassauna. The last descent to the Eggli is a worthy end to the tour.

About the author:
Stephan Hugenschmidt is the winner and course record holder of the Eiger Ultra, Zugspitz Ultratrail and Madrisa Trail. Stephan lives in Grüsch and knows the trails in Prättigau like the back of his hand. He particularly loves in Prättigau that the trails are not overcrowded and you can be on the road for hours in an intact nature.


From St. Antönien, take the Bus alpin to the «Bärgli» and save yourself 700 metres in altitude.

A stop at the Carschina and Schesaplana hut is a must!


Sure-footedness and fitness are required.


Suitable trail running shoes, backpack with drink (water or energy drink), food (bars, gels or a sandwich with Prättigauer mountain cheese and Bündnerfleisch?), windbreaker, mobile phone and emergency kit.


St. Antönien - Carschinasee - Carschinahütte - Schweizer Tor - Verajoch - Cavelljoch - Schesaplanahütte - Vordersäss (Pt. 1699) - Luderer Egg (Pt. 2015) - Eggli


Public Transport

To Landquart with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), then change to the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) in the direction of Davos. Get off in Küblis. Then take the post bus to St. Antönien.


Anreise Information

Take the A13 to Landquart, continue on the A28 to Küblis. Shortly after entering the village, turn left and follow Luzeinerstrasse uphill to Luzein, Pany, St. Antönien.


In St. Antönien all parking spaces are subject to a charge. In the parking lots you can pay with cash, Parkingpay app, Easy-Park or Twint. The last parking lot P6 with day ticket is located below Partnunstafel, about 3.5 km outside of St. Antönien. The parking lot below the mountain houses is reserved for house guests.

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