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Jack Jack wrote on May 7, 2024 at 8:45 pm
I did the via valais last summer and loved it! Thanks for these amazing guides. I'm planning to do 4 stages of via grischuna in mid June 2024. Is there a set of 4 you recommend for the best vibes? Initially I was planning the final 4 but have slight concerns about snow at 2900m given the spring weather. Thanks!
Admin Reply by: Dan Patitucci
Ya, June may still have snow this year, especially around Pontresina. My thought is to just start it from the beginning.
Barbara Leuenberger Barbara Leuenberger wrote on December 3, 2023 at 1:21 pm
Hi there Dan and team After running the Via Valais (and still dreaming of it every day...) in 2022, we are planning to run the Via Grischuna next summer. While planning I have seen that Gasthaus Dürrboden is permanently closed. Would you have any recommomdation for an alternative? Many thanks! Barbara
Admin Reply by: Dan Patitucci
Hi Barbara, We don't know anything about this but I just contacted them and will let you know what I learn. From the website, it seems they are seeking staff for summer 2024, but it appears that they'll be open. We're really happy to hear you enjoyed the Via Valais! Thanks for writing! Dan
Jens Jens wrote on July 8, 2023 at 8:35 pm
Hallo, ich suche für 2024 eine Mitläuferin/Mitläufer im Monat August oder September. Freue mich über Antworten. Gruß Jens
Rob AK Rob AK wrote on April 12, 2023 at 7:50 pm
Some friends and I are planning to run the Via Valais early Sept. 2023. We've gotten all of our reservations confirmed for the huts along the route. Do the hotels along the Via Grischuna need to be booked far ahead of time like the Via Valais? I'm wondering, if we arrive in Switzerland in September and find that the Via Valais is looking very snowy, if we cab easily switch to the Via Grischuna. We are traveling from Alaska and our schedule is pretty locked inflexible. Thanks for putting this together!
Admin Reply by: Dan Patitucci
Cool to hear you are Via Valais focused! An early Sept snow dump is pretty unlikely - possible, but not a concern. The Via Grischuna is def easier to book because they are more like hotels with more availability, the only exception being Spinas, which is pretty small. I hope you get sunny skies!
Flo Flo wrote on September 29, 2022 at 1:27 pm
I did the Via Grischuna mid of September 22, and found it really amazing and great. Totally recommendable. I had to skip the first stage due to a lot of snow and poor visibility and found it too risky being solo. However, I could easily go to the Dürrboden by public transport and instead did a return run from there. This is an overall asset of the tour, that you could skip a stage and still get to your next destination with public transport in little time. Gasthaus Spinas was booked out and I could not stay there, but you can take the train from Spinas and go to Samedan or Bever (via Samedan) instead and stay at a hotel there. Bever would also be reachable by foot, extending stage 3 (and 4 the next day) by ~4km. While the scenery was stunning all along the way, it was definitely the sight of Piz Ot behind Val Bever after passing Fuorcla Crap Alv which stoked me the most.
Brian Brian wrote on May 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm
What an amazing experience! I love Graubunden and its special feel. I had the pleasure to join up with Dan, Janine, and Kim on their first run through, and I'm definitely the one who had the most fun (and least work!). I definitely plan on going back and doing a few of the stretches throughout the summer, it's also super convenient for day/weekends with access from the valley towns. I particularly loved the sections from Durrboden to Bergün and Spinas to Bivio. The gasthaus at Spinas was probably the best stay for me in regards to food and accommodations. Try to get there for a "Tyroler Abend"👌🏻.