false

Cycling in Switzerland

Photo gallery

Hiking in

Tamins
Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 1, Chur–Tamins
Show all
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 13, Tamins–Trin Digg
Show all
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 12, Chur–Tamins
Show all
Senda Sursilvana
Senda Sursilvana
Stage 5, Laax–Chur
Show all
Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 2, Tamins–Ilanz
Show all

Cycling in

Tamins
Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 1, Chur–Thusis
Show all
Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 2, Disentis–Chur
Show all

Mountain biking in

Tamins
Graubünden Bike
Rheinschluchttour
Alp Mora
Bonaduzer Wald
Rhäzünser Rheinauen
Kunkels Bike
Rhäzünser Alp Sura
Tamins
Tamins

Tamins

Tamins and the Reichenau district of the town, lie at the confluence of the Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein rivers, 10 km west of Chur. The bridges are of historic significance for north-south traffic. The scenic highlight is the canyon-like Rheinschlucht gorge.
The Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein rivers converge below the castle rocks of the Reichenau district. Reichenau Castle owes today’s appearance to alterations made in 1775 and 1820; several buildings are now used as a hotel. At the joint railway station of Reichenau-Tamins, lines branch off from Chur into the Engadine and via Disentis - Andermatt into the Valais. From Tamins, the road leads up to the famous holiday resorts of Flims, Laax and Falera.

Reichenau has played an important role in Graubunden history. In the 14th century, increased long-distance travel over the Graubunden Alpine passes led to the building of two bridges and a customs house. The bridges provided the only river crossings on the important north-south route. With the exception of the church – located on a rise with splendid views – Tamins was burnt to ashes by the French in 1799. A quarter of the village was also destroyed by another fire in 1905.

The most important place of interest in the area is the spectacular Rheinschlucht gorge. The Rhine has created an extraordinary canyon landscape between Ilanz and Reichenau, today not only a river-rafting Mecca but also an adventure for train travellers and hikers. Ten marked, hikes explore the gorge and surrounding areas.

Tamins’ highest point is the Ringelspitze at 3247 m. Departure point for the ascent is the Ringelspitz hut. The Kunkelspass, which leads past Tamins to the north between Ringelspitze and Calandamassiv and links Tamins with Vättis and Pfäffers, is well-known by many hikers and bikers but closed to traffic. The Taminser Calanda (2390 m) forms the south-west corner of the Calandamassiv. The Calanda plunges steeply down to the Taminatal with striking cliff faces.

The region around Reichenau and Tamins is blessed with a special climate: the highest oak forests in Europe grow here. These forests and the adjoining south-facing slopes (dry locations) and Praderei nature reserve, a little to the east, will gladden the heart of any ornithologist. Along the Ratenna nature educational trail, interested observers will find hedges, drystone walls, rough calcareous grassland and ponds etc. The soil and climatic conditions allow not only vines but even asparagus to grow in the area.

Highlights

  • Rheinschlucht gorge - the «Grand Canyon of Switzerland» between Ilanz and Reichenau is a superb natural phenomenon experienced from the Rhaetian Railway, on a hike or river-rafting trip.
  • Kunkelspass - tour between Ringelspitze and Calandamassiv towards the Rhine Valley. Hikers and bikers find fortification at the Überuf mountain restaurant on the Kunkelspass (1357 m).
Tamins and the Reichenau district of the town, lie at the confluence of the Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein rivers, 10 km west of Chur. The bridges are of historic significance for north-south traffic. The scenic highlight is the canyon-like Rheinschlucht gorge.
The Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein rivers converge below the castle rocks of the Reichenau district. Reichenau Castle owes today’s appearance to alterations made in 1775 and 1820; several buildings are now used as a hotel. At the joint railway station of Reichenau-Tamins, lines branch off from Chur into the Engadine and via Disentis - Andermatt into the Valais. From Tamins, the road leads up to the famous holiday resorts of Flims, Laax and Falera.

Reichenau has played an important role in Graubunden history. In the 14th century, increased long-distance travel over the Graubunden Alpine passes led to the building of two bridges and a customs house. The bridges provided the only river crossings on the important north-south route. With the exception of the church – located on a rise with splendid views – Tamins was burnt to ashes by the French in 1799. A quarter of the village was also destroyed by another fire in 1905.

The most important place of interest in the area is the spectacular Rheinschlucht gorge. The Rhine has created an extraordinary canyon landscape between Ilanz and Reichenau, today not only a river-rafting Mecca but also an adventure for train travellers and hikers. Ten marked, hikes explore the gorge and surrounding areas.

Tamins’ highest point is the Ringelspitze at 3247 m. Departure point for the ascent is the Ringelspitz hut. The Kunkelspass, which leads past Tamins to the north between Ringelspitze and Calandamassiv and links Tamins with Vättis and Pfäffers, is well-known by many hikers and bikers but closed to traffic. The Taminser Calanda (2390 m) forms the south-west corner of the Calandamassiv. The Calanda plunges steeply down to the Taminatal with striking cliff faces.

The region around Reichenau and Tamins is blessed with a special climate: the highest oak forests in Europe grow here. These forests and the adjoining south-facing slopes (dry locations) and Praderei nature reserve, a little to the east, will gladden the heart of any ornithologist. Along the Ratenna nature educational trail, interested observers will find hedges, drystone walls, rough calcareous grassland and ponds etc. The soil and climatic conditions allow not only vines but even asparagus to grow in the area.

Highlights

  • Rheinschlucht gorge - the «Grand Canyon of Switzerland» between Ilanz and Reichenau is a superb natural phenomenon experienced from the Rhaetian Railway, on a hike or river-rafting trip.
  • Kunkelspass - tour between Ringelspitze and Calandamassiv towards the Rhine Valley. Hikers and bikers find fortification at the Überuf mountain restaurant on the Kunkelspass (1357 m).

Arrival and return Tamins

Adresse

Gemeindeverwaltung Tamins
Aligstrasse 1
7015 Tamins
Tel. +41 (0)81 641 11 18
gde@tamins.ch
www.tamins.ch

Services

Accommodation

B&B Springinkerl
B&B Springinkerl
Tamins
Ringelspitzhütte SAC
Ringelspitzhütte SAC
Tamins
Show all

Hiking in

Tamins
Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 1, Chur–Tamins
Show all
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 13, Tamins–Trin Digg
Show all
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 12, Chur–Tamins
Show all
Senda Sursilvana
Senda Sursilvana
Stage 5, Laax–Chur
Show all
Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 2, Tamins–Ilanz
Show all

Cycling in

Tamins
Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 1, Chur–Thusis
Show all
Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 2, Disentis–Chur
Show all

Mountain biking in

Tamins
Graubünden Bike
Rheinschluchttour
Alp Mora
Bonaduzer Wald
Rhäzünser Rheinauen
Kunkels Bike
Rhäzünser Alp Sura