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Schönberg circuit for beginners

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A simple trail run for beginners around Schönberg. The route comprises mostly broad, well-maintained hiking paths and gravel roads.
moderate
Distance 15.7 km
2:52 h
525 m
525 m
1,787 m
1,293 m
The starting point is located directly alongside the Jöraboda bus stop before the Malbun Center. Following a brief ascent, the hiking trail bends off to the left. Now follow the sign in the direction of Sassförkle. Having arrived at Sassförkle, you branch off to the left after the crest and take the path to the Guschg Alp. Once you have reached the Alp, you follow the gravel road for a couple of hundred metres, until after a short ascent the trail branches off to the left. This attractive single trail brings you to Güschglehötta, from where you follow the steady and moderate descent of the gravel road. Staying on the road, you pass Hintervalorsch, Mittlervalorsch und Vordervalorsch, before leaving the gravel road once again and following the hiking trail across the meadow to Steg. After a short asphalt section, you cross the access road and the stream, from where the hiking trail rises steeply in the direction of Malbun. You return to the starting point before the Malbun Center mostly on the narrow path, and towards the end once again on a short piece of gravel road.

Author’s recommendation

Warm up well before the trail, or begin slowly, as the route rises an altitude of about 200 metres right from the start. Also make sure you have sufficient energy reserves for the final ascent back to Malbun. More about the author Michael Lenz: https://swisstrailguide.com
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Author
Michael Lenz
Update: May 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,787 m
Lowest point
1,293 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Malbun Center
Schlucher-Treff
Alpenhotel Malbun - Restaurant
Hotel Falknerei Galina - Restaurant
Gourmet Restaurant Malbuner Stube
Restaurant Walserhof
Malbun Sport
Hotel Turna - Restaurant
Bar Pizzeria Gitzihöll
Alp Guschg
Restaurant Bergstübli Steg
Restaurant Seeblick
Restaurant Schneeflucht
JUFA Hotel Malbun - Alpin Resort

Safety information

The trail and the gravel road are well maintained and not exposed. You pass cattle meadows where calves are kept together with their mothers. Keep your distance and slow down to walking speed when passing the mother cows. Do not leave the paths, as part of the route passes through a wildlife protection zone.

Tips and hints

Toilet facilities and the opportunity to refill water flasks can be found at the Malbun Center behind the Jöraboda bus stop.

Is this trail run not enough for you? Then climb Schönberg from Sassförkle via the Drei Kapuziner.

Combine this trail run with a family excursion. Right behind the Malbun Center there is a pleasant playground and a barbecue area. The restaurants in Malbun will also be happy to pamper you with their culinary delights.

As a tip for little adventurers: along the hiking trail to Saassee you will also find the Explorer Path, where a number of surprises and exciting facts are waiting to be discovered.

The Alp Guschg is open and operated from approx. mid-June.

Start

Malbun Center, Malbun (1,598 m)
Coordinates:
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2'764'636E 1'219'164N
DD
47.102996, 9.607718
DMS
47°06'10.8"N 9°36'27.8"E
UTM
32T 546113 5216789
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Destination

Malbun Center, Malbun

Note

Wildlife refuge Tschugga: December 15 - April 15
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Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'764'636E 1'219'164N
DD
47.102996, 9.607718
DMS
47°06'10.8"N 9°36'27.8"E
UTM
32T 546113 5216789
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Trail running shoes, clothing appropriate for the weather, at least 0.5 litre of water and snacks (energy bars, gel).

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Otto Beck 
August 03, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.7 km
Duration
2:52 h
Ascent
525 m
Descent
525 m
Highest point
1,787 m
Lowest point
1,293 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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