Tips to experience the Rhine Gorge

The Rhine Gorge has a lot to offer. So that you do not miss any highlight, we have assembled the most beautiful experiences in a bucket list for you. Regardless of whether active, culinary or cultural – you will find your personal highlight. That is a fact.



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Rafting Tour

A trip on the Vorder Rhine combines several unique experiences. Marvel at the impressive landscape from the water, paddle powerfully towards the next obstacle and stay your appetite with a picnic. One thing is for sure: you will not hop off the boat without getting at least a bit wet.

Il Spir

The observation deck «Il Spir» is just short walk away from the restaurant Conn. «Il Spir» means common swift in Romansh, accordingly the platform floats over the canyon. You will be offered a 180-degress view over the «Swiss Grand Canyon». From Flims you can reach Conn within a 45-minute walk.

Ruinaulta Bus

The convertible PostBus connects the two sides of the valley of the Rhine Gorge. The Ruinaulta bus operates twice a day the sensational stretch from Laax to Tamins and back. Important: Book your seat well in advance.

The mermaid of Valendas

The largest wooden fountain in Europe is located on the village square of Valendas, which is also nationally protected. A figure carved from wood and painted in color is the outstanding part of the fountain. It depicts a mermaid, semi-nude, with a tail fin and a picture hat. Just behind it is the well-known Gasthaus am Brunnen with its patio restaurant. The hosts of the “Gault Millau” restaurant will spoil you with vast fanciful regional specialties.

Culinary Trail

One trail – three restaurants. On the culinary trail “Forest & Water”, you will get to know not only the scenic but also the local culinary attractions. You start in Flims Waldhaus, where you relish the first course at the Bistro Kaufmannfrauen. Past Lake Cauma and along the Rhine Gorge, you reach Conn, where the main course awaits you. After a short detour to the “Il Spir” viewpoint, you will reach the restaurant of Lake Cresta for dessert before heading back to Flims via the impressive Felsbach Gorge.

E-bike tour through the Rhine Gorge

Route 260 takes you through the entire Rhine Gorge always with stunning views of the neighboring mountains, through magical forests and past beautiful bathing lakes. It is not only the surroundings that are anything but monotonous, but also the trails. You will find everything from tarred to forest roads and single trails. Experienced e-bikers can finish the round trip in one day. If you want to enjoy the scenery in peace and quiet or take a dip in the refreshing lakes in between, you can also complete the route in various daily stages or take a short cut by using public transport.

Lake Cauma

«Lag la Cauma» in Romansh, which also means «Lake of siesta», Lake Cauma is considered as the pearl of Flims. Swimming, chill out and sunbathing: Whether you are active on foot or by bike, a detour to the beautiful lake is the perfect way to round off your excursion. Lake Cauma is located in the heart of Flims forest and impresses above all with its striking turquoise-green and pleasantly cool water. In summer, the water temperature is between 17 and 24 degrees Celsius. Swimming in Lake Cauma simply belongs on every summer bucket list for holidays in the area!

Hike Versam - Valendas

The tour starts at Versam station, in the heart of the impressive natural monument: Rhine Gorge. Always close to the Rhine and with a view of the fascinating rock faces and rock formations, you follow the trail through the gorge towards Valendas. The path offers variety and runs through forests and glades, with beautiful views of the gorge and the surrounding mountain scenery. Sometimes up, sometimes down, sometimes as a wide path, sometimes as a narrow trail. This hike is considered easy and suitable for families. In between, you will see the Rhaetian Railway pass by on its route through the “Swiss Grand Canyon” and in summer, kayaks and rafts can often be discovered on the river. At the end of the hike, a cozy café at Valendas station invites you to enjoy a drink and a bite before the return trip on the Rhaetian Railway.



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