Ova Spin - Champlönch - Grimmels - Il Fuorn
The Post-Bus brings us to Car Park 1 at Ova Spin on the edge of the Swiss National Park. From here, a hiking trail leads into the park, up into a little valley, which after an unstrenuous climb leads almost out to the southeast. The little valley is called Champlönch and has a quite unique character. It is a long-drawn-out flat clearing, varied by pines and bogland. It is like entering another world. The lonely and plaintive belling of stags on an October morning only serves to confirm the other-worldly atmosphere.
At the end of the clearing, the path divides: straight ahead it descends into the Ftur Valley, and to the right up into the clearing of Grimmels. The detour to Grimmels is well worthwhile. From this clearing one has a free and wide view of the Ofenpass area. In the morning and in the evening, if one is discreet, one can watch chamois and deer trotting out onto the meadow.
We retrace our steps to the turnoff and now follow the trail which brings us down into the Ftur Valley in wide loops. We cross the stream over a few tree trunks and walk through the wood called “God sur il Fuorn”. On the slopes of the Piz dal Fuorn we can often see chamois. Through a pure wood of mountain pines we walk up a hill called Plan Posa. On our way up to the Il Fuorn Inn we come across the remains of a furnace in which lime and mortar were burned once. Il Fuorn is a lovely Alpine inn where it is comfortable to stay the night.
Getting back: By Post-Bus from Il Fuorn to Zernez. By rail from Zernez to Chur.
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