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73 Sardona-Welterbe-Weg

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This tour affords a unique insight into the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Tectonic Area Sardona. The little-known border area of cantons St. Gallen, Glarus and Graubunden is the best place in the world to observe the processes and evidence of mountain formation.
moderate
Distance 99 km
44:55 h
7,900 m
7,500 m
2,615 m
713 m

The Tectonic Arena Sardona was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritages because in this region, the processes of mountain formation can be observed more clearly than anywhere else in the world. The key element is the Glarner main thrust fault, a dead straight, magical line, which can be seen along many kilometres: old rock has been thrust over younger rock for a length of 35 kilometres.

«Wind and weather» have gnawed at the rock over thousands of years: creating glacier-polished rock, moraine, lakes, gravel and flood plains, their structure still well preserved in the primarily untouched landscapes. The high density of dry grassland, moorland landscapes, flood plains, no-hunting areas and geotopes of national importance form a valuable habitat where in 1911 ibex were first reintroduced into Switzerland after being wiped out in earlier times. Many traces of Walser settlements are still recognisable in the mountain villages.

The Sardona-Welterbe-Weg can also be covered in stages. An accompanying brochure is available for those keen on geology, with information on geology and natural history (www.geopark.ch).

Author’s recommendation

Book Package «Sardona - Welterbe - Weg»  and benefit from the free luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
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Author
Cordula Seiler
Update: February 25, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,615 m
Lowest point
713 m
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Safety information

3. Etappe: Der Abstieg via Madfurggl ist nur trittsicheren und schwindelfreien Berggängern zu empfehlen. Nicht schwindelfreie Personen steigen bei der Fansfurggla ins Weisstannental ab.

Tips and hints

Videoportrait:

Zum Welterbe Sardona - Film

Kontakt:

IG UNESCO-Welterbe Tektonikarena Sardona:
www.unesco-sardona.ch

 

weiterführende Links: 

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Start

Filzbach (713 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'728'237E 1'220'229N
DD
47.120625, 9.128628
DMS
47°07'14.2"N 9°07'43.1"E
UTM
32T 509756 5218576
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Destination

Flims

Turn-by-turn directions

Stages

1 Filzbach–Murgsee

2 Murgsee–Spitzmeilenhütte

3 Spitzmeilenhütte–Weisstannen

4 Weisstannen–Sardonahütte

5 Sardonahütte–Elm

6 Elm–Flims

Note

Wildlife refuge Calfeisental: December 16 - May 15
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Start: Zug bis Ziegelbrücke, Bus bis Haltestelle Filzbach SFH, www.sbb.ch
Bergbahnen Kerenzerberg: www.kerenzerbergbahn.ch

Ziel: Flims GR, Haltestelle Flims Dorf Bergbahnen, www.sbb.ch,
Bergbahnen Flims: www.flims.com/de/bergbahnen/anlagen/


Weiterführende öff. Verkehrsmittel ab Etappenzielen:

Getting there

Start: Von Zürich: Autobahnausfahrt Glarnerland – Näfels – Mollis – Filzbach, von Chur: Autobahnausfahrt Kerenzerberg – Mühlehorn – Obstalden – Filzbach.

Ziel: Ab Flims Richtung Chur und in alle Richtungen weiter.

Parking

Öffentliche, z.T. kostenpflichtige Parkmöglichkeiten am Start- und Zielpunkt vorhanden.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'728'237E 1'220'229N
DD
47.120625, 9.128628
DMS
47°07'14.2"N 9°07'43.1"E
UTM
32T 509756 5218576
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
99 km
Duration
44:55 h
Ascent
7,900 m
Descent
7,500 m
Highest point
2,615 m
Lowest point
713 m
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