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Orchid hiking trail in Flims

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    Photo: Nora Beeli, Flims Laax Falera Management AG
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    Photo: Nora Beeli, Flims Laax Falera Management AG
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Enjoy the Flims nature - with the beautiful orchid hike.
easy
Distance 3 km
0:50 h
0 m
121 m
The "Via alva" is a much used three-quarter hour hiking trail from "Flims-Waldhaus" to "Conn", where there is a restaurant and nearby is the well-known viewing platform "il Spir" above the Rhine gorge "Ruinaulta". At the starting point of the hiking trail, at the large Flims Waldhaus Caumasee car park, there are the entrance days with an overview of the 12 orchid species that grow and blossom along the "Via alva" path between mid-May and mid-September. This is to draw the attention of the interested public to the uniqueness of Flims' nature.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the viewing platform "il Spir".
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Author
Nora Beeli
Update: July 08, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,088 m
Lowest point
968 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

No picking! The orchids are strictly protected.

Tips and hints

Guest information Flims Laax Falera

Via Nova 62

CH-7017 Flims

Phone: +41 (0)81 920 92 00

Email: info@flimslaaxfalera.ch

Web: www.flims.com

Start

Flims Waldhaus, parking lot Lake Cauma (Caumasee) (1,088 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'741'405E 1'187'584N
DD
46.824377, 9.291944
DMS
46°49'27.8"N 9°17'31.0"E
UTM
32T 522267 5185689
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Destination

Conn

Turn-by-turn directions

The easy hike starts at the large car park in Flims-Waldhaus (Lake Cauma). There is an entrance sign with an overview of the 12 orchid species that grow and bloom along the "Via alva" between mid-May and mid-September. Afterwards the path leads to Conn.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train to Chur, then PostBus to the Flims Waldhaus Post stop

Getting there

By car Motorway A13 from Zurich, exit 18 Flims.

Parking

750 parking spaces in parking garage Flims Bergbahnen, Lake Cauma has 45 parking spaces also with costs.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'741'405E 1'187'584N
DD
46.824377, 9.291944
DMS
46°49'27.8"N 9°17'31.0"E
UTM
32T 522267 5185689
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

App Inside Laax with all tours and infos: www.flims.com/app

Equipment

Good shoes and sun protection.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
0 m
Descent
121 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Insider tip Linear route Suitable for strollers

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