754 Pfad der Pioniere Parc Ela
754 Pfad der Pioniere Parc Ela

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Pfad der Pioniere Parc Ela

Pfad der Pioniere Parc Ela

Surava–Surava

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Pfad der Pioniere Parc Ela

Pfad der Pioniere Parc Ela

Witness the pioneering efforts of man and nature on the Path of the Pioneers, which takes you to the geographic centre of Graubünden. The Crap Furò natural forest reserve is home to one of the most diverse forests in Switzerland on such a small area.
This theme trail runs along the side of the valley above the Albula River from Surava to Alvaneu Bad. Enjoy broad views into the Albula Valley. Along the way you will pass 13 educational posts displaying fascinating details about the development of a mountain forest that defies the forces of nature. The forest can now develop undisturbed within the natural forest reserve because no trees have been felled there since 2008.

You will frequently come across bizarre rock formations along the Path of the Pioneers. These consist of travertine, a porous, ochre-yellow-grey rock. There is a picnic area with barbecue site near the Crap Furò pinnacle. And at the last post along the way as you are heading back along the Albula there is a unique attraction – the Arvadi sulphur springs, to which healing and alchemical abilities are attributed.

Once you leave the spring, the trail takes you along the Albula and back to Surava, or you can take a 20-minute detour to Alvaneu Bad and bathe in the sulphur baths there. The brochure for this theme trail is available free of charge at tourist information centres and at hotels in Parc Ela.
Witness the pioneering efforts of man and nature on the Path of the Pioneers, which takes you to the geographic centre of Graubünden. The Crap Furò natural forest reserve is home to one of the most diverse forests in Switzerland on such a small area.
This theme trail runs along the side of the valley above the Albula River from Surava to Alvaneu Bad. Enjoy broad views into the Albula Valley. Along the way you will pass 13 educational posts displaying fascinating details about the development of a mountain forest that defies the forces of nature. The forest can now develop undisturbed within the natural forest reserve because no trees have been felled there since 2008.

You will frequently come across bizarre rock formations along the Path of the Pioneers. These consist of travertine, a porous, ochre-yellow-grey rock. There is a picnic area with barbecue site near the Crap Furò pinnacle. And at the last post along the way as you are heading back along the Albula there is a unique attraction – the Arvadi sulphur springs, to which healing and alchemical abilities are attributed.

Once you leave the spring, the trail takes you along the Albula and back to Surava, or you can take a 20-minute detour to Alvaneu Bad and bathe in the sulphur baths there. The brochure for this theme trail is available free of charge at tourist information centres and at hotels in Parc Ela.
9 km | 1 Stage
460 m | 460 m
2 h 50 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Surava
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Surava – Crap Furò – Arvadi – Surava

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Surava
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Info- und Buchungsstelle Parc Ela
Stradung 42
7460 Savognin
Tel. +41 (0)81 659 16 18
info@parc-ela.ch
www.parc-ela.ch

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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.
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