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Piz Giümela, upper Val Calanca: Choice of: easy, challenge, swim

Hosted by the Consul of the Lugano Excursions & Leisure Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 22 Jul 08:30 - 18:00

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Hi Walkies,

One likes long, one short, one like less, one likes more challenging.

So here is a walk with both. Plus a chance for a dip in the Calancasca river.

We will meet at Albergo Vallbelle, Rossa, Protected content at 1,805m above s.l., where we will all walk up to Passo Giümela (2,117m) on the border between Grigioni and Ticino, with splendid views to both sides. Here starts a part, which is a bit more challenging, but not extreme. Those who choose not to, wait at the pass, sleep, get a suntan.

Challenge option:

Walk up to Piz Giümela (2,444m). A bit steep and rocky, no trail, but does not require any special equipment. Reward: great panorama!

Difficulty:

Only option 1:
4 km, uphill/downhill 370m. Easy.

***By easy we mean, for a regular (not expert) hiker. For less trained hikers, this could be a mediumm. The uphill is a bit steep at 2 locations, yet classified as easy, since the entire uphill is short, only 2 km.***

Option 2:
5.3 km, uphill/downhill 680m Medium+

After walk, back to Augio, for a dip in the Calancasca near the waterfall.

Bring:

Hiking shoes
Sticks (recommended)
Sunscreen
Water
Food
Swimming suit/towel
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