73 Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
73 Sardona-Welterbe-Weg

Hiking

Sardona-Welterbe-Weg

Sardona-Welterbe-Weg

Filzbach–Flims

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Sardona-Welterbe-Weg

Sardona-Welterbe-Weg

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.
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).
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.
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).
100 km | 6 Stages
8100 m | 7700 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Filzbach, Post
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Arrival / return travel Flims Dorf, Bergbahnen
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Services

Accommodation

Seminarhotel Lihn
Seminarhotel Lihn
Filzbach
Gasthaus Segnes
Gasthaus Segnes
Elm
Martinsmadhütte SAC
Martinsmadhütte SAC
Elm
Spitzmeilenhütte SAC
Spitzmeilenhütte SAC
Flums
Hotel Restaurant Gemse
Hotel Restaurant Gemse
Weisstannen
Sardonahütte SAC
Sardonahütte SAC
Vättis
Galloway-Hof
Galloway-Hof
Laax
signinahotel
signinahotel
Laax
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Bookable offers

73 Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
73 Sardona-Welterbe-Weg
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Places

Filzbach
Filzbach
Elm / Sernftal
Elm / Sernftal
Weisstannen
Weisstannen
Flims Laax Falera
Flims Laax Falera
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Places of interest

Slate factory
Slate factory
Tectonic Arena Sardona (UNESCO site)
Tectonic Arena Sardona (UNESCO site)
Martinsloch Elm
Martinsloch Elm
694 Runca Flowtrail Freeride
694 Runca Flowtrail Freeride
Skill Area Flims Bergbahnen
Skill Area Flims Bergbahnen
695 Never End Freeride
695 Never End Freeride
Skill Area Laax Bergbahnen
Skill Area Laax Bergbahnen
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Swimming

Lake of Cauma Flims
Lake of Cauma Flims
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization