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85 Senda Sursilvana

Long distance hiking trail

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The Senda Sursilvana affords an insight into a whole region, one which holds many natural and cultural treasures. A high-level hike with several detours to the banks of the young Rhine.

  • Type Long distance hiking trail
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 39:04 h
  • Distance 116,3 km
  • Ascent 4058 m
  • Descent 4961 m
  • Lowest point 561 m
  • Highest point 2402 m

Description

The Surselva is more than a mere mountain valley. The Surselva - meaning «above the forest» – is a world apart, with its own language (Sursilvan), its own history shaped by the Disentis Monastery and the mountain passes, its own breed of men and a natural character shaped by one particular element, one which is continually gaining in value: water. It’s for a good reason that the official source of the Rhine rises at Tomasee near the Oberalppass. The water, collected in dozens of reservoirs is an energy provider. It has also eaten its way through the world’s largest mapped rockslide at Flims. It has created the imposing Ruinaulta Gorge, which can hardly be beaten for ruggedness – particularly when seen from the vantage platform at Conn.

The hike through the Surselva leads through an intact landscape but also arouses culturally historic curiosity, whether with the paintings in the Waltensburg Protestant Church or in the light of the mystifying menhir at Falera.The finale of four very varied hiking days is a tour around the old town quarter of Chur, Switzerland’s oldest town.

 

Book Package «Senda Sursilvana»  and benefit from the free luggage transport from hotel to hotel.

Further Information in German

Diese Tour kann mittels öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel vereinfacht werden.

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Map and arrival

Elevation profile