264 Panoramaweg Gadastatt–Zervreila
264 Panoramaweg Gadastatt–Zervreila

Winter hiking

Panoramaweg Gadastatt–Zervreila

Panoramaweg Gadastatt–Zervreila

Vals, Gadastatt–Frunt–Vals, Zervreila

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Panoramaweg Gadastatt–Zervreila

Panoramaweg Gadastatt–Zervreila

This winter walk is the most popular one in the Vals valley, which is no surprise, as the water is reached effortlessly across open, snow-covered moorland. Walkers are accompanied all the way by stunning, Alpine scenery, which culminates in the Zervreilahorn – also known as the Matterhorn of the Grisons.
Easy walking and grand views characterise this hiking trail through the Vals valley to the Zervreila reservoir. Through the snowy moorland landscape along the way, walkers can enjoy fabulous views of the mountains on the opposite side of the valley: the Fanellhorn, Guraletschhorn and Ampervreilhorn. Above them rises the Dachberg, with its perfect conditions for skiers and off-pisters alike. Passing numerous mountain streams, the route is lined with ideally located benches for enjoying the mountain streams and taking a breather.

The prepared track undulates gently on the sunny side of the valley to the Vals hamlet of Frunt (1,990 m above sea level). Well worth a visit is the Chapel of St Anna, built in 1754, that sits precariously at the very edge of a rock face. From here is a wonderful view over the Zervreila reservoir. At the far end of the reservoir towers the Zervreilahorn (2,821 m.a.s.l.), which is also known as the Matterhorn of the Grisons, thanks to its prominently pyramid-shaped peak. A short, steep uphill climb to the dam wall then follows. It’s interesting to note that the mountain hamlet of Zervreila existed here until 1957, when it disappeared off the map with the flooding of the valley behind the 151-metre-high, curved dam wall. Nowadays, the hydropower station provides sustainable electricity.

The walk crosses the dam wall and follows the road to the car park for the Zervreila Restaurant. Tip for the return to Vals: instead of taking the shuttle bus, why not do the seven-or-so kilometres on runners. Sledges are available from the restaurant.
This winter walk is the most popular one in the Vals valley, which is no surprise, as the water is reached effortlessly across open, snow-covered moorland. Walkers are accompanied all the way by stunning, Alpine scenery, which culminates in the Zervreilahorn – also known as the Matterhorn of the Grisons.
Easy walking and grand views characterise this hiking trail through the Vals valley to the Zervreila reservoir. Through the snowy moorland landscape along the way, walkers can enjoy fabulous views of the mountains on the opposite side of the valley: the Fanellhorn, Guraletschhorn and Ampervreilhorn. Above them rises the Dachberg, with its perfect conditions for skiers and off-pisters alike. Passing numerous mountain streams, the route is lined with ideally located benches for enjoying the mountain streams and taking a breather.

The prepared track undulates gently on the sunny side of the valley to the Vals hamlet of Frunt (1,990 m above sea level). Well worth a visit is the Chapel of St Anna, built in 1754, that sits precariously at the very edge of a rock face. From here is a wonderful view over the Zervreila reservoir. At the far end of the reservoir towers the Zervreilahorn (2,821 m.a.s.l.), which is also known as the Matterhorn of the Grisons, thanks to its prominently pyramid-shaped peak. A short, steep uphill climb to the dam wall then follows. It’s interesting to note that the mountain hamlet of Zervreila existed here until 1957, when it disappeared off the map with the flooding of the valley behind the 151-metre-high, curved dam wall. Nowadays, the hydropower station provides sustainable electricity.

The walk crosses the dam wall and follows the road to the car park for the Zervreila Restaurant. Tip for the return to Vals: instead of taking the shuttle bus, why not do the seven-or-so kilometres on runners. Sledges are available from the restaurant.
5 km | 1 Stage
240 m | 220 m
2 h 00 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

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

Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 21st December to 31st March.
Snow report
Latest information on the snow situation:
Vals3000 Wintersportbericht

Hints

Sledge hire
Sledges for the return journey to Vals can be hired in the Zervreila Restaurant. Please find out whether the restaurant is open by telephoning +41 (0)81 935 11 66.
Zervreila-Shuttle
A regular shuttle bus service operates from Zervreila to Vals. Information on the timetable is available from +41 (08)1 935 11 66. Further information:
www.vals.ch

Contact

Visit Vals Tourismusbüro
Poststrasse 44A
7132 Vals
Tel. +41 (0)81 920 70 70
info@vals.ch
www.vals.ch

Services

Signalization

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