NEWS

Important Informations and track closures

The multifaceted experience of the Alps

Rhine Gorge

Experience the most versatile natural spectacle in the Alps – on foot, with a bike or on water. In addition, the forests, lakes and villages around the Rhine Gorge offer near natural experiences for both young and old / for all ages.

Important period of protection – April 1 until July 15

How to preserve nature

The Rhine Gorge is home to highly endangered bird species just as the sandpiper and the little ringed plover. They hatch on the gravel banks at the river and rear their offspring. If they get disturbed during this period, this might risk the hatch. It is therefore of utmost importance that you mind the protected zones along the Rhine Gorge and respect the ban on entering from April 1 until July 15. To protect the birds, dogs must be leashed.
Evolution

Rhine Gorge

Learn more about the unique evolution of the landscape and the pristine habitat Rhine Gorge. The pastureland has a special status of protection and counts to the landscapes of national interest.
Experiences

Discover the natural landmark

In and around the Rhine Gorge beautiful hiking trails await you. To reach the starting points it is the easiest way to take the Rhaetian Railway, the Rhine Gorge bus or the PostBus. A once of a lifetime experience is probably a river rafting tour on the Rhine.
Get to know the Rhine Gorge on foot. The well-developed hiking trails in and around the Rhine Gorge offer you eclectic landscapes, prime views, vast woodlands, and special natural experiences.
On the Rhine route 2 and other different bike routes around the gorge, you can expect spectacular views to the Rhine Gorge. The signposted tours offer panorama, elevation gain and low frequented trails.
The Rhine Gorge belongs to the most beautiful canoe areas in Switzerland. The light to moderate white water amidst unimpaired natural landscape with its fascinating canyons is a matchless natural experience.
The Rhine Gorge which is in the Surselva is a powerful experience of nature. Find our clips here.
Rhine Gorge

Closure of trails

Due to natural events like floods or rockfall, it might be required to close trails. Not only but also for events like the trail run “Trans Ruinaulta”, the hiking trails between Valendas and Versam will be partly closed for several hours.

Highlights

Your Rhine Gorge bucket list

In and around the Rhine Gorge beautiful hiking trails await you. To reach the starting points it is the easiest way to take the Rhaetian Railway, the Rhine Gorge bus or the PostBus. A once of a lifetime experience is probably a river rafting tour on the Rhine.
Hiking

Nature guided tours

Ranger, gamekeeper, the GeoGuides Sardona and other experts will take you on a semidiurnal hiking tour.
Hiking

Nature guided tours

Ranger, gamekeeper, the GeoGuides Sardona and other experts will take you on a semidiurnal hiking tour.
White water

Rafting Tour

Gaze at the impressive landscape from your raft, paddle around the next obstacle and appease your hunger with a picnic.
White water

Rafting Tour

Gaze at the impressive landscape from your raft, paddle around the next obstacle and appease your hunger with a picnic.
Hiking

Versam – Valendas

Always close to the Rhine and with a steady view on the fascinating canyons and rock formations through woodlands and glades.
Hiking

Versam – Valendas

Always close to the Rhine and with a steady view on the fascinating canyons and rock formations through woodlands and glades.
Worth visiting

The mermaid of Valendas

On the village square of Valendas, you will find the largest wooden well in Europe. The highlight is the log-built and carved mermaid, which sits enthroned and colorfully painted on top of the well.
Worth visiting

The mermaid of Valendas

On the village square of Valendas, you will find the largest wooden well in Europe. The highlight is the log-built and carved mermaid, which sits enthroned and colorfully painted on top of the well.
Observation deck

Il Spir

The observation deck feels like floating over the gorge. Here you have a unique one-eighty view over the “Swiss Grand Canyon”.
Observation deck

Il Spir

The observation deck feels like floating over the gorge. Here you have a unique one-eighty view over the “Swiss Grand Canyon”.
On the road

Rhine Gorge bus

The minibus connects the two sides of the valley during summer and brings you to the different starting points.
On the road

Rhine Gorge bus

The minibus connects the two sides of the valley during summer and brings you to the different starting points.
Information

The Rhine Gorge from A to Z

To preserve this unique natural landscape for the next generations needs our collective commitment. Therefore, we ask all our visitors to follow our nature book of etiquette. Learn more about the tasks and duties of our rangers on site in the Rhine Gorge. We recommend parking your vehicle in Reichenau-Tamins or Ilanz, as a train ride through the Rhine Gorge is not only comfortable but also a beautiful experience.

Natur Knigge
Summer

Nature book of etiquette

Anreise

Summer

Arrival

Ruinaulta1 AMMANN 20210812 61

Summer

Webcam

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