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World Heritage Sardona Way - Stage 6, Elm - Flims

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  • / Tektonikarena Unesco Flims
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Segnesboden
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  • / Segnesboden Flims
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Wasserfall - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Verweilbrücke - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Wasserfall - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Tarschlims - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Pilzfelsen - Trutg dil Flem
  • / Tarschlims - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Muletg - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Verweilbrücke - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Jonas Schaffner, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Pilzfelsen - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Pilzfelsen - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Wasserfall - Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Dagmar Surink, Flims Laax Falera
  • / Trutg dil Flem
    Photo: Jonas Schaffner, Flims Laax Falera
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    Photo: Jascha Schmid, Flims Laax Falera
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    Photo: Jascha Schmid, Flims Laax Falera
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    Photo: Jascha Schmid, Flims Laax Falera
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    Photo: Jascha Schmid, Flims Laax Falera
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    Photo: Jascha Schmid, Flims Laax Falera
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Close up on mountain formation. In no other place in the world are the traces of mountain formation as clearly visible as in the Sardona area. For this reason, the region became part of UNESCO World Heritage in 2008.
Open
difficult
Distance 16.5 km
6:11 h
1,190 m
1,616 m
2,627 m
1,090 m
But not only the hearts of geologists beat higher, even hikers get their money's worth. A picture-pretty and almost untouched mountain landscape awaits you on this alpine hiking tour. The many small lakes and the impressive peaks of the Sardona region will enchant you.

Author’s recommendation

The descent follows the fascinating waterway Trutg dil Flem.
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Author
Jascha Schmid 
Update: June 21, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,627 m
Lowest point
1,090 m
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Rest stops

Restaurant Segneshütte
Ustria Startgels
Legna Bar
Caffè Flims
Ella

Safety information

In uncertain weather conditions, the tour should not be started. Weather reversals in the mountains are common.

Tips and hints

This long-distance trail from Filzbach to Flims is designed in such a way that the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona can be hiked from hut to hut for just under a week. On the way you will experience unique landscapes such as the Kerenzerberg along the Mürtschenstock, the Murg lakes, the Mühlebachtal, the Flumserberg, the karst area near the Schilsquelle, the fossil sites between Schönbühl-, Fanser- and Laui-Fürggli, the original Weisstannen- and Calfeisental, the Heubützl and the Foopass as well as the area around the Tschingelhörner between Elm and Flims. The Sardona World Heritage path can also be experienced step by step; or you can include more geo-sites and expand or change the hike as you wish.

https://unesco-sardona.ch/erlebnis/sardona-welterbe-weg

 

Gästeinformation Flims Laax Falera

Via Nova 62

CH-7017 Flims

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

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Start

Elm (1,515 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'733'666E 1'196'437N
DD
46.905596, 9.193148
DMS
46°54'20.1"N 9°11'35.3"E
UTM
32T 514710 5194691
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Destination

Flims

Turn-by-turn directions

By cable car up to the Tschinglen Alp. Here begins the climb to Segnespass - always the Tschingelhörner and the Martinsloch in mind. On descent, after the alluvial and moorland landscape of Segnasboden, the landscape is increasingly marked by the Flims landslide. Optionally, the tour over the Alp Ngens can be shortened with the Nagens-Shuttle.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The S25 takes you directly from Zurich to Schwanden every hour. From Chur take the train to Ziegelbrücke. In Ziegelbrücke change to the regional train to Schwanden. In Schwanden continue with the buses of the car operator Sernftal AG to Elm. In Elm get off at station «Bahnhof». Then follow the signpost. 1.2 km to the valley station of the Tschinglenbahn.

Getting there

From Zurich or Chur along the A3 motorway to exit A44 (Niederurnen, Klausen, Glarus, Näfels). Then follow the main road through Glarnerland (Näfels, Glarus) to Schwanden. Turn off towards Elm and enter the Sernftal valley with the villages of Engi, Matt and Elm. Parking is available at the valley station of the Tschinglenbahn (Töniberg 17 in Elm).

Parking

Parking is available at the valley station of the Tschinglenbahn (Töniberg 17 in Elm).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'733'666E 1'196'437N
DD
46.905596, 9.193148
DMS
46°54'20.1"N 9°11'35.3"E
UTM
32T 514710 5194691
w3w 
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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, weatherproof clothing

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Status
Open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.5 km
Duration
6:11 h
Ascent
1,190 m
Descent
1,616 m
Highest point
2,627 m
Lowest point
1,090 m
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