759 Surettaseen-Weg
759 Surettaseen-Weg

Hiking

Surettaseen-Weg

Surettaseen-Weg

Splügen–Splügen

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Surettaseen-Weg

Surettaseen-Weg

Easy yet almost high-alpine hike along the historical Splügen Pass route to the high plateau of the Suretta lakes.
Our starting point is the pass village of Splügen at 1457 m. We exit the village and follow the historical transit route of the viaSpluga to Bodmastafel. Here the trail on the right-hand side of the valley ascends steadily along the mountain flank across the Rhäzünscher Alps. Where the view opens up out of the valley in the direction of the Schams valley, a mountain trail winds its way up to the high plateau of the Suretta lakes. The lake hut is situated at the upper Suretta lake at 2272 m, but is unmanned. Visitors to this spot can enjoy the soothing still atmosphere in the midst of very rocky mountain scenery. And when the surrounding mountain tops are reflected in the lake, from the Seehorn right through to the Surettahorn, the excursion turns into an unforgettable experience.

While the first leg of the descent retraces the ascent route, it descends down into the valley along the Rhäzünscher Alps in the direction of Splügen. At the Franzisch Grind vantage point we enter deep into the mountain forest to return to the pass village of Splügen via Fugschtwald.

In the old part of the village of Splügen, with its grand patrician houses, hikers with a keen interest in local folklore are certain to come across one or two precious finds. A visit to the Rheinwalder Heimatmuseum and the baroque Reformed church is a must.
Easy yet almost high-alpine hike along the historical Splügen Pass route to the high plateau of the Suretta lakes.
Our starting point is the pass village of Splügen at 1457 m. We exit the village and follow the historical transit route of the viaSpluga to Bodmastafel. Here the trail on the right-hand side of the valley ascends steadily along the mountain flank across the Rhäzünscher Alps. Where the view opens up out of the valley in the direction of the Schams valley, a mountain trail winds its way up to the high plateau of the Suretta lakes. The lake hut is situated at the upper Suretta lake at 2272 m, but is unmanned. Visitors to this spot can enjoy the soothing still atmosphere in the midst of very rocky mountain scenery. And when the surrounding mountain tops are reflected in the lake, from the Seehorn right through to the Surettahorn, the excursion turns into an unforgettable experience.

While the first leg of the descent retraces the ascent route, it descends down into the valley along the Rhäzünscher Alps in the direction of Splügen. At the Franzisch Grind vantage point we enter deep into the mountain forest to return to the pass village of Splügen via Fugschtwald.

In the old part of the village of Splügen, with its grand patrician houses, hikers with a keen interest in local folklore are certain to come across one or two precious finds. A visit to the Rheinwalder Heimatmuseum and the baroque Reformed church is a must.
13 km | 1 Stage
860 m | 860 m
4 h 35 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Splügen, Dorf
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Season

Season
Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections right through to the summer months.

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Saving metres in altitude Bodma
There is a bus between Splügen, Dorf and Splügen, Abzw. Suretta Seen that saves about 300 metres in altitude.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Splügen, Dorf
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Contact

Viamala Tourismus
Bodenplatz 4
7435 Splügen
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30
info@viamala.ch
www.viamala.ch

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Splügen Pass trade route
Splügen Pass trade route
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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.
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