From Haldenstein via Funtanolja (Normal route) Calandahütte SAC 2073 m
- 4 h, 1530 m
Normal approach from Haldenstein in the Rhine Valley; the main route often follows the mountain road. Popular with bikers, technically simple, but physically demanding. The variants on foot via Berg / Batänja or the high alpine trails from Vazer Alp / Kunkelspass are more attractive.
A mountain road leads through the forest from Haldenstein (571 m) in a few sweeping hairpin bends via Arella (988 m) and Funtanolja (1494 m) up to Haldensteiner Alp and slightly further to the Calandahütte on its little hillock (P. 2074).
From Haldenstein you can also take the steeper hiking path up through the forest, leaving the main route at the first hairpin (P. 689, direction Burrguine Grottenstein / Lichtenstein). Turn left at P. 807, follow the path up through Steinwald past Burrguinen Grottenstein, join the mountain road once more and climb in 4 big zigzags to Berg (approx. 1500 m) After Alpboden (1710 m) the forest thins out. Pass Neusäss (1874 m) and Altsäss, where you join the normal approach route.
Start as for Variant 2, but continue northwards along the mountain road past Sasserdunt and Bärenhag (P. 1078). Climb north abot the cliffs then cut back SW towards Rütigaden and Batänja (P. 1399). Continue past Alpboden to Altsäss where you'll meet the notmal approach.
- Departure point
Haldenstein (567.2 m)
Variant via Berg + 15 mins; via Batänja +30mins.