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278 Talloipe Rheinwald

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  • Talloipe Rheinwald
    / Talloipe Rheinwald
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  • / Überquerung des Hinterrheins auf der Talloipe Splügen
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  • / Tallopie Rheinwald
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  • / Tallopie Rheinwald
    Photo: Viamala Tourismus
  • / Tallopie Rheinwald
    Photo: Viamala Tourismus
  • / Tallopie Rheinwald
    Photo: Viamala Tourismus
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From Splügen to Nufenen, along the young Rhine and in the shadow of the Einshorn: discover the imposing mountain backdrops of the Rheinwald on this cross-country trail along the valley floor.
Skating, Classic
easy
Distance 12.3 km
3:00 h
92 m
92 m

This mountain village is defined by its position between the Splügen and San Bernardino passes. In Splügen, large, Italianate palazzi stand right next to the sun-browned wooden houses of the Walsers. This old Bündner pass village was awarded the Wakker Prize by the Swiss Heritage Society for its historic centre.

The valley trail begins at the cross-country skiing centre on the edge of the village. Cross a bridge just after the start. Continue along the trail, always following the banks of the Hinterrhein. With sparse forest and wide, open expanses alternating around you, enjoy views of the Rheinwald mountains, including the Guggernüll, Einshorn and Chilchalphorn.

This thrilling cross-country route almost didn’t exist: around the time of World War II there were plans to flood the village of Splügen to create a mighty dam. Fortunately, the gutsy Rheinwald locals campaigned successfully against the
construction project. Had they failed, it is unlikely that Bündner Bergkäse would have been made in Nufenen in the 1950s, either. A lot has happened since then: the cheese has gained widespread renown, and for several years now, its makers’ very own robot, Charlie, has tended diligently to over 12,000 rounds of cheese in the cellar of the dairy cooperative.

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,544 m
Lowest point
1,464 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Walserhof
Gasthaus Rheinwald
Hotel Bodenhaus
Hotel Alte Herberge Weiss Kreuz

Tips and hints

Gästeinformation Viamala
Bodenplatz
CH-7435 Splügen
Tel.: +41 (0)81 650 90 30
E-Mail:
Internet: www.viamala.ch

 

Snow report:
https://snow.myswitzerland.com/schneebericht/Graubuenden/SpluegenRheinwald-84

Start

Splügen, Langlaufzentrum (1,463 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'743'830E 1'157'120N
DD
46.549896, 9.314175
DMS
46°32'59.6"N 9°18'51.0"E
UTM
32T 524085 5155195
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Destination

Splügen, Langlaufzentrum

Turn-by-turn directions

Splügen - Medels - Nufenen - Medels - Splügen
The route is market with the number 278.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Splügen and Nufenen are easy to reach by Postbus.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'743'830E 1'157'120N
DD
46.549896, 9.314175
DMS
46°32'59.6"N 9°18'51.0"E
UTM
32T 524085 5155195
w3w 
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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
92 m
Descent
92 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Circular route Multi-stage route Skating Refreshment stops available

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