278 Rheinwald-Talloipe
278 Rheinwald-Talloipe

Cross-country skiing

Rheinwald-Talloipe

Rheinwald-Talloipe

Splügen–Splügen

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Rheinwald-Talloipe

Rheinwald-Talloipe

From Splügen to Nufenen, along the young Rhine and in the shadow of the Einshorn: discover the imposing mountain backdrops of the Rheinwald on this cross-country trail along the valley floor.
This mountain village is defined by its position between the Splügen and San Bernardino passes. In Splügen, large, Italianate palazzi stand right next to the sun-browned wooden houses of the Walsers. This old Bündner pass village was awarded the Wakker Prize by the Swiss Heritage Society for its historic centre.

The valley trail begins at the cross-country skiing centre on the edge of the village. Cross a bridge just after the start. Continue along the trail, always following the banks of the Hinterrhein. With sparse forest and wide, open expanses alternating around you, enjoy views of the Rheinwald mountains, including the Guggernüll, Einshorn and Chilchalphorn.

This thrilling cross-country route almost didn’t exist: around the time of World War II there were plans to flood the village of Splügen to create a mighty dam. Fortunately, the gutsy Rheinwald locals campaigned successfully against the
construction project. Had they failed, it is unlikely that Bündner Bergkäse would have been made in Nufenen in the 1950s, either. A lot has happened since then: the cheese has gained widespread renown, and for several years now, its makers’ very own robot, Charlie, has tended diligently to over 12,000 rounds of cheese in the cellar of the dairy cooperative, It’s worth noting that there are places to eat – whether you fancy the local cheese or not – and holiday accommodation in all of the villages along the route. Splügen and Nufenen are easy to reach by Postbus.
From Splügen to Nufenen, along the young Rhine and in the shadow of the Einshorn: discover the imposing mountain backdrops of the Rheinwald on this cross-country trail along the valley floor.
This mountain village is defined by its position between the Splügen and San Bernardino passes. In Splügen, large, Italianate palazzi stand right next to the sun-browned wooden houses of the Walsers. This old Bündner pass village was awarded the Wakker Prize by the Swiss Heritage Society for its historic centre.

The valley trail begins at the cross-country skiing centre on the edge of the village. Cross a bridge just after the start. Continue along the trail, always following the banks of the Hinterrhein. With sparse forest and wide, open expanses alternating around you, enjoy views of the Rheinwald mountains, including the Guggernüll, Einshorn and Chilchalphorn.

This thrilling cross-country route almost didn’t exist: around the time of World War II there were plans to flood the village of Splügen to create a mighty dam. Fortunately, the gutsy Rheinwald locals campaigned successfully against the
construction project. Had they failed, it is unlikely that Bündner Bergkäse would have been made in Nufenen in the 1950s, either. A lot has happened since then: the cheese has gained widespread renown, and for several years now, its makers’ very own robot, Charlie, has tended diligently to over 12,000 rounds of cheese in the cellar of the dairy cooperative, It’s worth noting that there are places to eat – whether you fancy the local cheese or not – and holiday accommodation in all of the villages along the route. Splügen and Nufenen are easy to reach by Postbus.
12 km | 1 Stage
200 m | 200 m
classic+skating | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Splügen, Dorf
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from early December to late March.

Hints

Ski rental and cross-country ski trail pass
For information on the local cross-country pass and renting cross-country skiing equipment go to:
www.viamala.ch

Contact

Viamala Tourismus
Bodenplatz 4
7435 Splügen
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30
info@viamala.ch
www.viamala.ch

Services

Accommodation

Ferienhaus Isla
Ferienhaus Isla
Nufenen
Camping + Ferienlager Splügen
Camping + Ferienlager Splügen
Splügen
Ferien im Schloss
Ferien im Schloss
Nufenen
Hotel Piz Tambo
Hotel Piz Tambo
Splügen
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Places

Splügen
Splügen
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Places of interest

Splügen Pass trade route
Splügen Pass trade route
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization