Round trip to the Eggberg

Simple
11.7 km
5:30 h
783 mhd
783 mhd
Der mystische Schlangenstein im Gafiertal
Alpgebäude

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Blick aus dem Gafiental in Richtung Chüenihorn

Tour to the Eggberg, a beautiful viewpoint high above the Walser village of St. Antönien.

Technique 2/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  2197 m
Lowest Point  1410 m
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Start
St. Antönien Square
Destination
St. Antönien Square
Coordinates
46.969568, 9.814038

Details

Description

The leisurely circular hike leads from the village center to St. Antönien-Rüti where the hike branches off into the hidden, romantic Gafiertal. Past the hamlet of Rüti, the Engiwald and the Walser settlement Dörfji we head towards Gafien. On the way you pass the Schlangenstein.

The Schlagenstein is a mighty rock standing alone in the middle of the valley. Its almost semicircular, over 30 meters high high rock face "welcomes" hikers almost a bit threatening. The snake stone is said to take its name from the fact that St. Anthony is said to have once banished the snakes from up there. A level-headed St. Antönier once said that he was much more likely that worried St. Antönier mothers, in order to prevent their children from climbing the stone, had made them know that there were snakes up there...

Really obsi (upwards) it goes from "Litzistafel", past the shepherd's hut of the Jenazer Alp. With every meter of altitude, the view becomes more and more impressive and once you reach the summit you finally overlook the whole St. Antöniertal. From the simple Eggberg there are various descent possibilities, we recommend the route via the Vordersäss and Ascharina to St. Antönien.

Geheimtipp

Refreshments at the Gasthaus Edelweiss in Gafien.

Sicherheitshinweis

Hassle-free and well-marked hiking trails. In case of poor visibility, do not leave the marked route.

Ausrüstung

Good footwear, mountain hiking clothing adapted to the season, drinks and some food, as well as a map in your backpack are recommended.

Directions

St. Antönien-Platz (1420 m) - St. Antönien-Rüti (1461 m) – Dörfji (1658 m) – Gafien-Litzistafel (1747 m) – Jenazer-Alp (Säss 1941 m) – Eggberg (2202 m) - Vordersäss (1800 m) - Inner Ascharina (1426) - St. Antönien-Platz (1420 m)

Directions

Public Transport

With the Rhätische Bahn RhB to Schiers (90.218) or Küblis (90.222) and by postbus to St. Antönien.

Anreise Information

On the A13 and N28 to Küblis, shortly after the roundabout turn left towards Luzein, Pany, St. Antönien.

Parken

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 parking lot P2 is located in the village center just above the church.

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