2-day Guided Hike in UNESCO Tectonic Arena Sardona
Wonderful 2-day hike that creates a feeling of mountaineering, waking up at 4am to catch a sunrise from the top of the mountains, with the most beautiful panoramic views of all Glarus and Graubünden peaks around us. Located between the famous seven Churfirsten and the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona, the hike between Flumserberg and Spitzmeilenhütte offers a great variety of breathtaking views, geological wonders and fun ridges.
This trip is led by Celine Kahn, mountain leader.
What’s the plan?
Day 1: Flumserberg, Tannenboden – Spitzmeilenhütte
We meet at Flumserberg, Tannenboden at 09:30. The first part of the day is perfect to warm up: a gentle uphill on easy terrain all the way to the gorgeous mountain lakes Seeben, from where we can see the ridges that await us and the Churfirsten on the other side of Walensee. We then hike on the ridge all the way to the Zigerfurgglen pass at 2’000m. Once we reach the pass, a beautiful balcony trail takes us all the way to the beautiful mountain hut Spitzmeilenhütte at 2’087m, where we spend the night. The sunset from there is absolutely breathtaking!
Technical information: 15km – 1’100m ascent – 400m descent
Day 2: Spitzmeilenhütte – Spitzmeilen – Wissmeilen – Maschgenkamm
We wake up VERY early and grab a quick breakfast while everyone else is still asleep, so we can start hiking with our headlamps and reach Spitzmeilen in time for the sunrise! The early alarm is definitely worth it. From there, we continue on the ridge joining Spitzmeilen and Wissmeilen, again with a stunning 360° panorama. Once we reach Wissmeilenpass, we slowly make our way down. We stop for a coffee at Alp Fursch, a lovely hut with 1000 animals in the summer! A final ascent takes us to Maschgenkamm, where we can either take the cable car down, or hike back to Flumserberg Tannenboden.
Technical information: 10km – 700m ascent – 700m descent (or 1’300m descent without cable car)
T3 hike with short T4 section.
To join this event, you need to be a very fit hiker, able to climb more than 1000m in one day.
It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).
How to get there
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:
- Saturday: Zurich HB 07:38 – 09:18 Flumserberg, Tannenboden (via Sargans)
- Sunday: Flumserberg, Tannenboden 15:30 – 17:22 Zurich HB – (via Sargans) depending on the time the event finishes
Day Clothing Essentials
- Hiking boots
- Hiking trousers or shorts
- Down jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof over trousers
- Sun hat
- Warm hat
- Thin gloves
- Thick gloves
- Sleeping bag liner
- Lightweight towel
- Ear plugs
- Hiking poles
- Hiking backpack (30-40L)
- Waterproof backpack cover
- Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
- Headlamp with spare batteries
- Water (min. 2L)
- Sunscreen and lip protector
- Plasters and basic medicine
The price for this event is CHF 300 for non SAC members and CHF 290 for SAC members.
Included in price
- 2 days of guided hike with a mountain leader, in a small group (max. 6 participants)
- 1 night of accommodation in a mountain hut (shared room)
- Dinner on Saturday
- Breakfast on Sunday
Not included in price
- Transport to/from Flumserberg
- Cable car from Maschgenkamm to Flumserberg on Sunday (optional)
- Min. 4 participants
- Max. 6 participants
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.