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Naraus - Startgels - Runcahöhe - Flims

Winter hiking · Flims Laax · open
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    Photo: Jascha Schmid, Flims Laax Falera
1200 1500 1800 2100 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Ustria Naraus Restaurant Runcahöhe Hapimag Viget Alpin

Always downhill, this hike overcomes several hundred meters in altitude. Through light and shady sections different viewpoints are passed. Another plus: at regular intervals mountain restaurants line the route.
open
easy
8 km
2:00 h
6 m
753 m
Who does not like to fight uphill, is exactly right on this hike: From the valley station in Flims, it goes comfortably by chairlift up to Foppa and with a short change to the mountain station Naraus. The sun terrace with a deep view of the Flims plateau offers itself for a first short break. The trail now always leads downhill over open terrain. It offers a wide view over the Surselva. The summit panorama dominates the Signina Group. After about 45 minutes Startgels is reached, which is at 1600 meters at the foot of the Grauberg. On the Punt Startgels bridge, the route crosses the Vorderrhein tributary Flem. Through the winter forest the path meanders to the Runcahöhe, which can be reached in about an hour. It is idyllically nestled between a clearing above the Flims. The rest of the hiking time of just over 30 minutes promises to cool down: the path leads through the shady forest Uaulla Runca to the valley.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy uplands Pizokel with apple sauce, cheese sauce,  bacon cubes and roasted onions in the mountain restaurant Runcahöhe.
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Author
Jascha Schmid 
Updated: December 26, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1840 m
Lowest point
1081 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Runcahöhe
Ustria Naraus
Hapimag Viget Alpin

Safety information

Take sunscreen with you

Equipment

Wintery footwear

Tips, hints and links

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/winter-hiking

Start

Naraus, mountain station (1838 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.860332, 9.268150
UTM
32T 520439 5189678

Destination

Flims, mountain railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point for the hike is the valley station in Flims. From there, the chairlift brings us to Foppa and with a short change to the mountain station Naraus. The trail leads over open terrain and thus offers a wide view of the valley. After 45 minutes we reach the mountainrestaurant Startgels. The cozy mountain restaurant with its sun terrace invites you to linger and strengthen before you continue to the mountain restaurant Runcahöhe which is reached after about an hour. Again, the restaurant and the terrace offer the opportunity for a break. The remaining hiking time of about 35 minutes leads through the shady Uaulla Runca to the valley to Flims.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By the post bus from Chur or the public Flims Laax Falera Shuttle

Bus Stop:  Flims Bergbahnen (mountain railways)

 

Getting there

By car Motorway A13 from Zurich, exit 18 Flims

Parking

750 parking spaces in the Stenna parking garage Flims Bergbahnen
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

Winter plan for cross-country skiing, sledding, winter and snowshoe hiking:

To the winter plan (PDF)


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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
6 m
Descent
753 m
Public transport friendly In and out With refreshment stops Scenic Mountain railway ascent/descent Family friendly Geological highlights
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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