6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail
6 Alpine Passes Trail

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Alpine Passes Trail

Stage 3, Sur GR, Alp Flix–Furschela da Colm–Alp Viglia–Savognin

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Alpine Passes Trail

This hike starts from the Walser settlement of Alp Flix amid high moorland, taking you out of Parc Ela. After the former manganese mining area near Parsettens, you follow a lovely high-level path below the peak of Pizza Grossa. A gravel road descends to Savognin and back into the country's largest nature park.
Flowers abound in the meadows on Alp Flix plateau above Sur village. The mosaic of meadowland, forest, moors, lakelets and rocks is home to impressive biodiversity. The hike starts amid this protected moorland, which is a Landscape of National Importance. A gravel road soon takes you from the high plateau (between 1,900 and 2,000 m.a.s.l.) to Tgalucas hamlet. From afar, you can see the Mongolian yurts where you can stay overnight if you wish. The route branches off here and gains about 500 meters in height. At the highest point (about 2,450 m.a.s.l.), you leave Parc Ela.

This stunning high-altitude trail now snakes its way towards Alp d’Err pasture for more than two hours. If you look carefully, you will discover a beautiful – and protected – Alpine edelweiss along the way. Marmots sound the alarm as you make your way from Alp d’Err to Motta d’Err. They seem less shy than usual. The marmots are cave-dwellers who live in family groups. Red deer, chamois, ibex, golden eagles and bearded vultures also live in this area – so it's worth keeping your eyes peeled. You hike along the high-level trail below the outcrop of Pizza Grossa, through the hamlets of Bartg and Castelas. As you continue your descent through beautiful stretches of forest, you reach the meadow at Senslas.

The trail becomes a gravel road here, and from this point onwards you are in Parc Ela again. The park offers an exceptional diversity of plants and animals, sweeping views of high peaks, dry grasslands strewn with blossoms, and gentle hedgerow landscapes. You can find out everything about the park at the information point in Savognin, which is now about one hour away. Located in the vast high valley of Surses, between Tiefencastel and the Julier Pass, Savognin ranks as the economic and political centre of the valley community. There is a strong southern influence on the climate in the Surses region, which is non-irritating and dry with many sunny days.
This hike starts from the Walser settlement of Alp Flix amid high moorland, taking you out of Parc Ela. After the former manganese mining area near Parsettens, you follow a lovely high-level path below the peak of Pizza Grossa. A gravel road descends to Savognin and back into the country's largest nature park.
Flowers abound in the meadows on Alp Flix plateau above Sur village. The mosaic of meadowland, forest, moors, lakelets and rocks is home to impressive biodiversity. The hike starts amid this protected moorland, which is a Landscape of National Importance. A gravel road soon takes you from the high plateau (between 1,900 and 2,000 m.a.s.l.) to Tgalucas hamlet. From afar, you can see the Mongolian yurts where you can stay overnight if you wish. The route branches off here and gains about 500 meters in height. At the highest point (about 2,450 m.a.s.l.), you leave Parc Ela.

This stunning high-altitude trail now snakes its way towards Alp d’Err pasture for more than two hours. If you look carefully, you will discover a beautiful – and protected – Alpine edelweiss along the way. Marmots sound the alarm as you make your way from Alp d’Err to Motta d’Err. They seem less shy than usual. The marmots are cave-dwellers who live in family groups. Red deer, chamois, ibex, golden eagles and bearded vultures also live in this area – so it's worth keeping your eyes peeled. You hike along the high-level trail below the outcrop of Pizza Grossa, through the hamlets of Bartg and Castelas. As you continue your descent through beautiful stretches of forest, you reach the meadow at Senslas.

The trail becomes a gravel road here, and from this point onwards you are in Parc Ela again. The park offers an exceptional diversity of plants and animals, sweeping views of high peaks, dry grasslands strewn with blossoms, and gentle hedgerow landscapes. You can find out everything about the park at the information point in Savognin, which is now about one hour away. Located in the vast high valley of Surses, between Tiefencastel and the Julier Pass, Savognin ranks as the economic and political centre of the valley community. There is a strong southern influence on the climate in the Surses region, which is non-irritating and dry with many sunny days.
20 km
900 m | 1700 m
6 h 40 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sur GR Alp Flix, Tigias Hotel
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Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Savognin, posta
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the communities. Lend a hand by becoming a member in your canton.
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Wanderwege Graubünden
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Services

Places

Alp Flix
Alp Flix
Savognin
Savognin
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Places of interest

Lake Lai Barnagn
Lake Lai Barnagn
Parc Ela
Parc Ela
Riom Castle
Riom Castle
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization