Have you always wondered how the Alps were formed? Then you’ve come to the right place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sardona. There is hardly any other place in the world where you can see how mountains are formed as well as in the region above Flims. For this reason, the Tectonic Arena Sardona was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO together with an area spanning 32,800 hectares in 2008. If you are interested in how the world looked when the Glarus thrust was still active, you should take a look around the visitor pavilion or download the Sardona app.
This beautiful hiking trail offers extraordinary views of the Flims valley and surrounding mountains. The hike begins at the Naraus summit station. From here, the panoramic trail follows along the slope of the mountain to the lower Segnesboden, a mosaic of brooks, gravel and marshland. After you pass the Segneshütte mountain lodge and the reservoir, you will finally reach the Alp Nagens – Stalla tavern. Here, you can return to the Laax base station via the Nagen shuttle or take on the descent by foot.
A wild mountain stream, a fairy-tale forest, several bridges and a breathtaking mountain panorama in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sardona. Trutg dil Flem leads you along the Flem stream from the Segnesboden, passing through the site of the largest landslide in European history, before returning to Flims. From the lower Segnesboden, you can enjoy wonderful views of the Tschingelhörner. On the descent back to the town, you will cross seven bridges, some of them based on audacious designs, before returning to the Flims fairy-tale forest.
Looking to try out the fascinating world of climbing sports for the first time? This high mountain valley situated at 2,100 metres above sea level with 31 climbing routes is the perfect place for novices and families to make their first attempts. The rocks on the Segnesboden are strong limestone rock, perfect for climbing. In preparation, take note that the walls of the Segnesboden climbing garden may still contain traces of snow at the beginning of summer due to its high altitude and location.
Round pools worn into the rock and filled with water, lined up beside one another like a string of pearls – you can marvel at this striking image in the Val Maliens stream. The Maliensbach stream has been turning large rocks, sand and gravel on their axis for hundreds of years. This constant friction of the limestone rock over the course of many years has led to the formation of natural bathing pools.
When the sun shines for long enough on the crystal-coloured waters during summer, a series of majestic, unique natural bathing pools beckon. Coming from Trin you reach the glacial mills on the old farm trail in around 5 hours. You can also hike from Bargis via Alp Lavadignas.
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Every Saturday morning, there are guided, themed nature hikes in Flims and its surroundings relating to the Flims landslide, orchids, UNESCO, hunting, mushrooms and forest. These easy hikes, with a duration of two to four hours, are led and supervised by subject specialists, such as mushroom inspectors and local gamekeepers.