Silvretta

Altdorf - Klausenpass - Glarus - Mels - Klosters - Silvretta

I really enjoyed hiking in the Silvretta region earlier that summer with Julia, so I decided to do a spontaneous bike to the Silvretta hut. The weather was still quite stable, and I hadn't really used my BMC-Granfondo for traveling with some luggage before. To save some time I took the first train from Lucerne to Altdorf, and then biked up Klausenpass. Was very nice, I was almost alone on the road. At the top I met some very early season skitourers en route to Clariden. Afterwards I could enjoy a nice long to Glarus - beautiful Kanton. After a coffee in Näfels I biked up towards Filzbach, above Lake Walen. That's where I broke my bike rack - bummer! I improvised a fix and biked to Mels, where I took the train to Landquart/Klosters - it was already pretty late. In Klosters I left on bag and the broken rack in a locker, converted the other bag to a backpack, and biked up towards Monbiel. I quickly hiked up to the hut, came just in time for dinner.
In the night it started snowing, and the conditions were much less favorable than the night before. I still wanted to check out the glacier. So I hiked up there in my biking gear - brr. Somehow I kept going and going and after two hours I ended up at Tälistock. That's when it started snowing again, and I was in the middle of it. Took me a while to find my way back. By the time I was back at the hut it was cloud free and really nice again - great! I grabbed my stuff and biked back to Klosters. Shortly before my back-tire ripped and I couldn't continue to bike again. I decided to have my bike to be brought back by SBB service, grabbed two beers, and took the train home - what a weekend!

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