Lenzerheide: From Alp to Alps

Lenzerheide

Lenzerheide, Acla Grischuna

Lenzerheide, Acla Grischuna

How well tourism and mountain farming go together at Lenzerheide is quite evident on a hike from Alp Scharmoin through Alpine forests and past the impressive waterfall of Sanaspans to the Alp of the same name.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Intermediary station "Alp Scharmoin" of the aerial cablecar Lenzerheide - Rothorn
Access starting point: Postal bus Chur - Lenzerheide
Point of arrival: Lenzerheide
Hiking time: 02:30 h
Physical fitness: easy
Difficulty: easy
Difference in elevation: 150 m
Culmination point: 2045 m
Season: June - October
Gastronomy: Restaurants at Lenzerheide, Alp Scharmoin, fresh milk at Alp Sanaspans
Overnight: Hotels in Lenzerheide
Literature: Hiking map 1:25 000 "Lenzerheide" at the tourist office (Verkehrsverein), SAW Hiking Map 1:50 000, 257 T "Safiental"

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How well tourism and mountain farming go together at Lenzerheide is quite evident on a hike from Alp Scharmoin through alpine forests and past the impressive waterfall of Sanaspans over to the Alp of the same name. Without the relentlessly grazing cows, the pastures would soon turn into weedy patches, and there would be no fresh milk in the mountain cabins at Sanaspans. Hikers interested in the rich flora of this region will find informative panels about many of the plants growing along the way.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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