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5 days Graubünden tour

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Want to do a 5 days tour in Graubunden, starting and ending in Davos. We will have a smal campervan and can move around as much as needed. Idea is to do a few hikes, maybe everyday if possible.

We cannot hike too long at the moment, so looking for 5-7km hikes, mainly uphill (can also not hike.doqnhill at the moment), that are loops - so we can go with the car, hike return to car and go to our next sleeping places.

Any no miss hikes of this type you would recommend?

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Re: 5 days Graubünden tour

A loop that is all uphill might be tricky to find….
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Old 22.08.2021, 14:58
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A loop that is all uphill might be tricky to find….
Of course but you can take a cable car back down to the same spot. Just not looking for a hike of five days from one place to another.
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Re: 5 days Graubünden tour

Look at the hiking map on the Davos website, it has all the chairlifts and cable cars on it. You can do two days there, and then I would do two days in Upper Engadin, Muottas Muragl (hike up, cable car down) and Diavolezza (same, maybe with the little summit on 3200m an hour from it, amazing views of Palu, Bellavista and Bernina.
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Re: 5 days Graubünden tour

My first thought too regarding the Engadine
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Pu...d46.521667!3e2
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Po...d46.521667!3e2

Not steep – either turn around at the restaurant or carry on up further (Morteratsch glacier, if it still exists) and take the horse cart back down later..
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Po...46.4388267!3e2

Other valley hikes (w/o steep descents) Val Bevers or Val Sussana (Camping Chapella) but you’d have to walk in and out here.
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Old 22.08.2021, 17:06
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Re: 5 days Graubünden tour

Davos is the last place to go.
It's an ugly town with too many tourons.
And the mountains are all destroyed with ugly ski slopes.
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Davos is the last place to go.
It's an ugly town with too many tourons.
And the mountains are all destroyed with ugly ski slopes.
Fair point. However, OP wanted to start/stop there so I assumed Davos was a part of the 5 days. If not, I'd toss Davos and spend those two days in Lower Engadine with Swiss National Park, maybe S-Charl and then some hike in the Buffalora area. All on foot though, I am afraid.

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Re: 5 days Graubünden tour

If you want less traveled, especially this time of year, a neat and pretty secret spot is Tschiertschen. It's a quaint village high above Chur. The alp above is surrounded with high peaks over Arosa and Lenzerheide, yet other than a couple of mountaintop stations and the cable of the new Urdenbahn high above the valley, the Tschiertschen alp is utterly rural and calm, with good changes to see wildlife above.

I believe camping cars can park at the parking before the entrance to the village, but another option is high above at Furgglis, in a beautiful isolated spot (https://www.graubuenden.ch/fr/excurs...-tschiertschen).

There are plenty of hiking trails, 70 km indeed:
https://www.tschiertschen.ch/de/akti...sommer/wandern
https://www.friiischtailer.ch/sommer...e-hinweise.php

One option with hike up and ride down is to hike from Tschiertschen to Weisshorn (1300 m vertical from the village), ride the lift down to Arosa, and from there either take the train to Chur and bus to Tschiertschen, or train to Molinis (Sankt Peter) and hike back to Tschiertschen (300 m vertical, reverse description at https://arosalenzerheide.swiss/en/Re..._tour_22640669).
Strenuous but very cool!
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Re: 5 days Graubünden tour

We just had a weekend in Maienfeld. Very good for wines and wine tastings. You can also do the Heidi trek or the wine trek, or both.
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Re: 5 days Graubünden tour

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Davos is the last place to go.
It's an ugly town with too many tourons.
And the mountains are all destroyed with ugly ski slopes.
You must have the best eyesight in the world to be disgusted by the ski slopes when watching the panorama from the valley or other mountains

But, the avalanche control structures are visible from far away. I guess the new Swiss invention will be avalanche control structures that are not an eye sore during summer time
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A loop that is all uphill might be tricky to find….
There are a few to be found in Val de Escher.
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Re: 5 days Graubünden tour

You can do hikes up on the passes - Fluela, Albula, Julier and then take the bus back down to your car.

I was just driving on the Fluela Pass last Saturday and there were clearly many people hiking and then using the bus.

https://www.postauto.ch/en/excursion...ela-pass-route

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