In Davos Dorf, you take the Parsennbahn, which takes you to the station Höhenweg within 4 minutes. This is where the hiking tour starts. First, hike downhill towards Büschalp on a path, which in the beginning is narrow and later becomes wider.
From here the hikers will get to the Schatzalp via a slightly ascending path. On the sun terrace with 300 m (328 yards) difference in altitude above Davos, you'll find a summer toboggan and an Alpinum, which shows a collection of more than 1,300 types of plants. This is the place Thomas Mann found inspiration for his novel “The Magic Mountain” (orig. “Der Zauberberg”).
Sticking to the right, the way leads uphill with several turns towards the Podestatenalp. Cross the Albertibach stream and continue hiking in the direction of Grüeni Alp. The path first takes the hiker to the Erbalp, then to the Stafelalp and finally to the Chummeralp, where one can enjoy the magnificent and often sunny view.
The descent, which leads towards Glaris, starts at the Bärentaler Alp. Once in Glaris, you can catch a bus taking you back to Davos.
- With an overall length of 12 miles the hike is among the 10 longest hikes in Switzerland available on TouriSpo.
- In case of good weather conditions, the hike can also be done without bringing your hiking boots. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.
Take the Swiss motorway A13 and exit at Landquart. From Landquart on follow the Kantonsstraße 28 until you reach Davos. Keep left before the Dorfseeli. You'll find car parks at the Talstraße.