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Hiking trail

Rhine Gorge experience: Versam - Valendas

Hiking trail · Hinterrhein
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
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    Photo: Michael Christ, Chur Tourismus
m 1000 900 800 700 4 3 2 1 km Rheinschlucht (Ruinaulta) Valendas

On this easy hiking tour you will experience the most impressing part of the Rhine Gorge. And the train journey from Chur and back is rewarding, as well. 
easy
4.6 km
1:20 h
93 m
60 m
Thanks to the Rhaetian Railway you will already enjoy a part of the Rhine Gorge on the way to the starting point. From Chur the trains runs on a spectacular line to Versam. Here you leave the train and begin the hiking tour through this impressing natural monument. Always close to the Rhine river and with views on the fascinating rock formations you follow the hiking trail in direction of Valendas. The path is varied and through forests and clearings, always with beautiful views on the gorge and the surrounding mountains. Up and down, sometimes wide and sometimes narrow, but generally this hiking tour is easy and suited for families, as well. Sometimes you will see the Rhaetian Railway on its route through the so called "Swiss Grand Canyon" and in summertime for sure you will see kayaks and rafts on the river. At the end of the hiking tour a cosy café awaits you right at the station of Valendas, before you will experience the Rhine Gorge once again on the return journey with the Rhaetian Railway.
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Michael Christ 
Updated: November 24, 2017

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
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Highest point
713 m
Lowest point
636 m
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Rest Stop

Valendas

Tips, hints and links

This hiking tour can be done in opposite direction, as well. In Versam, in Valendas on the trail you will find a fireplace. 

Start

Versam railway station (636 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.807231, 9.309848
DMS
46°48'26.0"N 9°18'35.5"E
UTM
32T 523640 5183789
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Destination

Valendas station

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrival by train, station Versam. Return journey from station Valendas.

Coordinates

DD
46.807231, 9.309848
DMS
46°48'26.0"N 9°18'35.5"E
UTM
32T 523640 5183789
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
1:20h
Ascent
93 m
Descent
60 m
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