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Mysterious Via Mala hike & Spa (17km, 900m, 6hrs)

Hosted by the Consul of the Zurich Hiking Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 07 Apr 07:30 - 21:30

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This is one of the most picturesque hikes in Graubünden. We will start in Thusis and walk through amazing forests with stunning views and over a scary hanging bridge. Once we reach the Via Mala ravine, we will descent into it and you will have the chance to take some amazing pictures, especially if the sun hits the turquoise waters.

Our lunch break will be either in the snack bar at the Via Mala ravine or at an isolated spot alongside the river, depending on the weather conditions. From there we will meander through the valley and eventually reach Andeer, where we will enjoy a good 2,5 hours in the Spa.

This is a moderate to hard hike, since we do a total of 900m elevation gain and hike at a swift pace without any major breaks except lunch. If you have any doubts about your fitness level, send me a PM. I am planning to organize a test hike up the Uetliberg prior to April 7th for those in doubt. Then I can tell you if you are fit enough to join.

Note: Currently (March Protected content can benefit from super saver prices for the train (Zürich to Thusis and Andeer Tgavugl to Zürich for 30.40 CHF based on half-price ticket, so act fast).

07:30 Meeting point Protected content
07:37 Train to Thusis (platform 11)
08:52 Chur (platform 9)
08:58 Chur (platform 10)
09:28 Arrival Thusis (platform 3) and start of the hike
12:00 Via Mala ravine exploration
12:30 Lunch break
13:00 Hike to Andeer
16:20 Arrival Andeer Spa (in case it is your birthday, you get a free Spa entrance).
18:50 Exit Spa and walk to bus stop
19:05 Andeer, Tgavugl
19:50 Chur
20:09 Chur, platform 9
21:23 Zürich

Important: If you sign up please also show up since you are potentially depriving some else of joining. In case you are waitlisted check 12 hours before meeting time if you made it onto the list of participants. Same applies here - if you are on the waiting list and your plans change please remove yourself from the waiting list.

What to wear/bring (check the weather and dress accordingly)
Hiking boots with good grip
Windstopper jacket
Hat/cap
Light back pack
Hiking poles
Picnic lunch & Snacks
Water (at least 1.5 litres)
Bathing suit, towel, change of clothes
SBB half price card or GA
Some cash & bank card (for lunch and other unforeseen expenses)

Disclaimer: The organizer is not responsible in any way for anything that can happen during the hike. Outdoor activities involve risks. Everyone joins on their own judgement and responsibility. This is not a guided tour.