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Rhine Gorge: Valendas - Versam

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  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
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  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
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    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
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    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
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    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
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    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
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    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
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    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
    Photo: Flims Laax Falera Management AG
  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
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  • / Rheinschlucht Valendas - Versam
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  • / Wanderung im Kanton Graubünden: Rheinschlucht/Ruinaulta: Valendas - Versam
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The Rhine gorge between Reichenau and Ilanz is not for nothing called the "Swiss Grand Canyon". It is one of the most spectacular landscapes in Grisons and is unique even in the Alps
easy
Distance 4.5 km
1:15 h
110 m
125 m
Between Ilanz and Reichenau, the Vorderrhein has milled a huge gorge through the rubble of the Flims landslide. In the wild canyons, you can experience pure adrenaline during river rafting, or you can hike along rugged rock formations. A well walkable hiking trail along the Rhine also offers great opportunities to grill, create stone figures or to bathe your feet. Even orchids can be found here. If you prefer it more comfortable, you can also discover the Rhine Gorge by train or by post bus. We experience the Rhine Gorge with the Rhaetian Railway and the PostBus. With the Ruinaulta ticket we can use the public transport in and around the Ruinaulta for a whole day. The Ruinaulta tickets can be bought in the guest information Flims, Laax or Falera. The hike leads along the Rhine, through short forest sections and past wide meadows to Versam station. From there we have two options for the way back: From Versam station we take the train to Trin station and walk about 1 hour up to the post bus stop Trin Digg Porclis on the main road and drive from there by post bus to Flims or we take the train to Ilanz and from there the Postbus to Flims with a short change in Laax Post.

Author’s recommendation

There are various beautifully situated barbecue places along the Rhein. You might want to take food for grilling with you.
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Jascha Schmid 
Update: February 28, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
705 m
Lowest point
635 m
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Safety information

Good hiking boots with good profile or trekking shoes, weatherproof clothing.

Tips and hints

Gästeinformation Flims Laax Falera

Via Nova 62

CH-7017 Flims

Tel: +41 (0)81 920 92 00

E-Mail: info@flimslaax.com

Web: www.flimslaax.com

Start

Valendas train station (668 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'740'237E 1'183'938N
DD
46.791842, 9.275525
DMS
46°47'30.6"N 9°16'31.9"E
UTM
32T 521028 5182069
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Destination

Versam train Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Valendas Station - Versam Station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Chur or by postbus from Flims/Laax/Falera.

Getting there

By car motorway A13 from Zürich, exit 18 Flims.

Parking

750 parking lots in parking garage Flims lift station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'740'237E 1'183'938N
DD
46.791842, 9.275525
DMS
46°47'30.6"N 9°16'31.9"E
UTM
32T 521028 5182069
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Web: https://www.flimslaax.com/wandern-schweiz

App: https://www.flimslaax.com/inside-laax-app

Hiking guide at the guest information in Flims / Laax / Falera available for free.

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map of the region Flims, Laax, Falera; 1: 25,000; available at the guest information offices in Flims

Equipment

Good hiking boots with good profile or trekking shoes.

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Rating

5.0
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Chris McCarson
February 23, 2020 · Community
Einfache und schöne Tour. Aufgrund der Länge (ca. 80 Minuten) kann man die Tour auch machen wenn man auf der Durchreise ist. Wenn man jedoch für eine längere Wanderung Zeit mitnimmt, dann empfehle ich eine Schluchtentour in Verbindung mit der tollen Aussicht von Il Spir (bei Flims, andere Uferseite) zu machen
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When did you do this route? September 24, 2019
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
110 m
Descent
125 m
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