Unesco-Rundgang
Unesco-Rundgang

Snowshoe trekking

Unesco-Rundgang

Flims, Nagens–Flims, Nagens

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Unesco-Rundgang

A snowshoe trail that turns the mountains upside down: the UNESCO tour clearly shows how older rock strata edged their way above younger rocks during the formation of the Alps. Another feature of the Tectonic Arena Sardona is the equally impressive Martinsloch.
Winter sports enthusiasts can witness two natural wonders on the UNESCO tour. From the Grauberg mountain station, they start by trudging through deep snow towards the Laaxerstöckli, enjoying a unique panorama including the Tschingelhörner and the Lower Segnesboden along the way. This tour runs through the fascinating Tectonic Arena Sardona, added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2008. The strange and clearly visible line along the rock face of the Tschingelhörner marks the Glarus Overthrust, a phenomenon of world interest. Here, older rock strata have edged their way above younger rocks. No other place on earth illustrates the origins of mountains so clearly.

The second natural wonder is Martin’s Hole. This rock window some 22 metres high and 19 metres wide is located at around 2,600 m above sea level, below and to the right of the highest Tschingelhorn peak. Twice a year, in spring and autumn, the sun shines through Martinsloch and onto the church tower in Elm (canton of Glarus). This natural spectacle always attracts sightseers from around the world.

At the end of the tour, there are two options: either hike for about an hour from Grauberg towards the Nagenshütte and take the cable car from there to the valley (see map, normal route) or take the Grauberg cable car to Startgels. After another 1½ hours on foot you’ll reach the Naraus chairlift, which runs via Foppa to Flims.
A snowshoe trail that turns the mountains upside down: the UNESCO tour clearly shows how older rock strata edged their way above younger rocks during the formation of the Alps. Another feature of the Tectonic Arena Sardona is the equally impressive Martinsloch.
Winter sports enthusiasts can witness two natural wonders on the UNESCO tour. From the Grauberg mountain station, they start by trudging through deep snow towards the Laaxerstöckli, enjoying a unique panorama including the Tschingelhörner and the Lower Segnesboden along the way. This tour runs through the fascinating Tectonic Arena Sardona, added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2008. The strange and clearly visible line along the rock face of the Tschingelhörner marks the Glarus Overthrust, a phenomenon of world interest. Here, older rock strata have edged their way above younger rocks. No other place on earth illustrates the origins of mountains so clearly.

The second natural wonder is Martin’s Hole. This rock window some 22 metres high and 19 metres wide is located at around 2,600 m above sea level, below and to the right of the highest Tschingelhorn peak. Twice a year, in spring and autumn, the sun shines through Martinsloch and onto the church tower in Elm (canton of Glarus). This natural spectacle always attracts sightseers from around the world.

At the end of the tour, there are two options: either hike for about an hour from Grauberg towards the Nagenshütte and take the cable car from there to the valley (see map, normal route) or take the Grauberg cable car to Startgels. After another 1½ hours on foot you’ll reach the Naraus chairlift, which runs via Foppa to Flims.
5 km | 1 Stage
320 m | 320 m
2 h 45 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Grauberg
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.
Snow report
Latest information on the snow situation:
www.laax.ch

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.laax.com

Contact

Flims Laax Falera
Via Nova 62
7017 Flims Dorf
Tel. +41 (0)81 920 92 00
info@flimslaaxfalera.ch
www.flimslaax.com

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