«I’ll show you what you can’t see» is the motto of the new Champlönch Kids’ Trail. Get to the root of the mysterious deer activity; eavesdrop on the conversation of mule-train traders of yesteryear; discover the truth about dwarfs and marmots – the new kids and family offers at the National Park provide all this and much more. A booklet and GPS device can be hired at the National Park Centre at Zernez.
The hike leads from the edge of the park at Ova Spins to Hotel II Fuorn on the Ofenpass road. The route follows the old mule track used before today’s Ofenpass road was built. Champlönch means «long field» – and it is on this that visitors make the gentle hike towards Hotel Il Fuorn.
A detour to Alp Grimmels is definitely worthwhile – and not only because of the marmots. The former alp affords wonderful views of the Ofenpass area with its extensive mountain-pine forests and is an ideal spot to take a rest.
Arrival / return travel
Facts worth knowing about the places along the route.
Our recommendations for arrival by public transport.
6 kmHiking time
Zernez (Champlönch)–Zernez (Il Fuorn): 2 h 30 min
Zernez (Il Fuorn)–Zernez (Champlönch): 2 h 30 min Height difference
Zernez (Champlönch)–Zernez (Il Fuorn): 200 m
Zernez (Il Fuorn)–Zernez (Champlönch): 250 m Requirements
Conditions: easyHelpful hints
Important: the National Park is a nature reserve with stringent regulations. Dogs are not allowed in and biking is not permitted. Picking and collecting flora is strictly forbidden. Please note the information panels at the entrances.
Starting and finishing points are linked to Zernez or Münstertal with an hourly post bus service.
The Champlönch Kids Trail has 10 stations. The GPS device makes a «cuckoo» sound along the route. A figure or animal appears on the display and provides interesting information. The booklet with CD and hire device are available at the National Park Centre in Zernez. Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.