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Viamala – a hiking paradise in the heart of the Grisons in Switzerland

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Viamala – a hiking paradise in the heart of the Grisons in Switzerland

Hiking Collection by Viamala Tourismus

12

Tours

84:51 h

151 mi

37,900 ft

The Viamala region in the heart of the Grisons is a hiking paradise: deep gorges, legendary castle ruins, historic trade routes and heavenly mountains. The Viamala’s magnificent nature, as well as spacious hiking trails, cozy mountain inns and rustic Beizlis restaurants serving Swiss delicacies await.

With lakes, peaks and valleys, Viamala doesn’t only have unique nature, it also has an eventful history. During the Roman era, an important trade route connecting southern Germany and Italy ran through the area. Over the centuries, picturesque villages, mighty castles, and stately homes were built along the route. In this Collection, we present 12 of the most beautiful hikes in the Viamala. Ten routes are day Tours of varying difficulty and length whilst two – Via Capricorn and the Via Spluga – are short multi-day hikes lasting several days.

You will come across bodies of water again and again in the Viamala in the form of crystal-clear lakes like the Suretta Lakes and gushing mountain streams like the Hinterrhein which flows spectacularly through the Viamala Gorge. In the Beverin Nature Park, you encounter a wild ibex colony and reach the 3,000-metre (9,842 feet) mark on the striking Piz Beverin mountain. In Domleschg municipality, you roam through orchards to old castles and sunny farming villages like Feldis. In addition, you can enjoy wide panoramic views from the Graubündenstein and the many passes such as the Glas Pass or Splügen Pass.

You can reach the starting points of the individual Tours by bus, cable car or car. You will find more detailed information in the respective Tour descriptions. You can divide the two multi-day Tours as you like – there are suggestions for overnight accommodation in the description.

Whether a simple circular with your family, a challenging summit Tour or a multi-day hiking adventure – the trails in the Viamala will make your heart beat faster.

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    6.25 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,100 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This demanding mountain hike, especially in the last part, takes you from the village of Hinterrhein to the area of origin of the Hinterrhein. The nature at the head of the valley near Hinterrhein, where your hike starts, is remote and original.

    

    You can either travel by car or by bus. At first it goes

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  • Intermediate
    04:35
    7.78 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,625 ft
    2,625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point for this varied circular hike is the pass village of Splügen. Since Splügen is on the A13, it is very easy to get there by car or bus. At the beginning you leave the traditional Walser houses behind and cross the Hinterrhein. You are already making up the first few meters and climb

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  • Difficult
    07:36
    10.0 mi
    1.3 mph
    4,675 ft
    4,675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Piz Beverin is one of the most distinctive and at the same time best-known panoramic mountains in Graubünden. This demanding tour with mountain climbing passages rewards you with wide views from the 2,997 meter high summit. You start in Mathon, which you can reach by bus or car. Right at the beginning

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  • Difficult
    04:26
    8.32 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,525 ft
    2,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This promising hike leads from Obertschappina over the Glaspass and past three small mountain lakes to Flerden. The starting point is at the bus stop at the Reformed Church. On the old Glaserweg you hike through forest and meadow areas to the Glaspass at 1,846 meters.

    

    Surrounded by colorful alpine meadows

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  • Intermediate
    02:55
    4.83 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike, too, starts like the tour on Piz Beverin in the village of Mathon, but in comparison it is easy to walk and less than eight kilometers long. From the Postplatz, a steep hiking trail leads you through a forest to the Mursenas mountain hut.

    

    As you hike up, more and more of the impressive Piz

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  • Difficult
    05:09
    9.58 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,475 ft
    2,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A rich flora and glittering mountain lakes make the Feldis highlands, the area around the Dreibündenstein, so special. The sun-drenched Feldis is the starting point of this round tour - you can reach the village by bus, car or cable car. At the beginning you walk past traditional wooden facades up to

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  • Easy
    01:34
    3.55 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This simple circular hike keeps what it promises: enchanting panoramic views over the mountains of Graubünden with the majestic Piz Beverin, the Tödi and the Calanda group. The flat paths are ideal for a trip with the whole family.

    

    The chairlift takes you from Feldis to unimagined heights near Mutta at

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  • Intermediate
    04:10
    6.69 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,525 ft
    2,525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This wonderful tour is a real insider tip and takes you into untouched nature: The starting point is in Avers-Cresta, which is at an altitude of 1,960 meters. You can either travel by bus or car. Before you start the ascent up to the Bandseen, it is worth taking a detour to the Juferrhein, which is looking

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  • Intermediate
    04:39
    10.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    425 ft
    2,525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Alte Averserstrasse between Rofflaschlucht and Juf is a historic traffic route that was built in 1895 and made accessible again in recent years. It starts in the quaint village of Avers-Cresta with its reformed church, which is well worth seeing. Walk a bit along the new Averserstrasse until you

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  • Intermediate
    04:31
    8.94 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,850 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This hike takes you through one of the most beautiful valleys in Graubünden - the Domleschg. Characterized by the Hinterrhein, it is known for its mild climate and the more than 20 castles and ruins. You start at the bus stop in Scharans and walk on flat paths to Almens with its two churches. At the

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  • Difficult
    18:24
    30.8 mi
    1.7 mph
    9,425 ft
    9,425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Via Capricorn circular tour brings you very close to the heraldic animal of the canton of Graubünden: In three daily stages you hike through an untouched, alpine mountain landscape in which an ibex colony with around 350 animals lives. Surefootedness and alpine experience are required to walk this

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  • Difficult
    23:36
    43.9 mi
    1.9 mph
    7,425 ft
    8,675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On the cross-border Via Spluga you hike in four stages on the trail of the varied history and culture of the area around the Splügen Pass. Already in the Middle Ages - on the direct trade route from southern Germany to Lombardy - the fates of the Rhaeto-Romans, Walser and Lombards met each other.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    151 mi
  • Duration
    84:51 h
  • Elevation
    37,900 ft

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