Plan a route here Copy route
Long Distance Hiking

73 Sardona-Welterbe-Weg

· 1 review · Long Distance Hiking · Switzerland
Logo Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Responsible for this content
Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren Explorers Choice 
  • /
    Photo: Antonella Klee, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Talalpsee am Kerenzerberg
    Photo: Ralph Triet , Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Murgsee im Heidiland
    Photo: Ralph Triet , Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Weisstannental im Heidiland
    Photo: Ralph Triet , Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Tschinglenschlucht bei Elm
    Photo: Ralph Triet , Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Tschingerhörner mit Martinsloch
    Photo: Ralph Triet , Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Unterer Segnesboden mit Tschingelhörnern
    Photo: Ralph Triet , Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Wissmeilenpass am Flumserberg
    Photo: Ralph Triet , Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
m 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 80 60 40 20 km
This tour affords a unique insight into the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Tectonic Area Sardona. The little-known border area of cantons St. Gallen, Glarus and Graubunden is the best place in the world to observe the processes and evidence of mountain formation.
moderate
99 km
44:55 h
7,900 m
7,500 m

The Tectonic Arena Sardona was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritages because in this region, the processes of mountain formation can be observed more clearly than anywhere else in the world. The key element is the Glarner main thrust fault, a dead straight, magical line, which can be seen along many kilometres: old rock has been thrust over younger rock for a length of 35 kilometres.

«Wind and weather» have gnawed at the rock over thousands of years: creating glacier-polished rock, moraine, lakes, gravel and flood plains, their structure still well preserved in the primarily untouched landscapes. The high density of dry grassland, moorland landscapes, flood plains, no-hunting areas and geotopes of national importance form a valuable habitat where in 1911 ibex were first reintroduced into Switzerland after being wiped out in earlier times. Many traces of Walser settlements are still recognisable in the mountain villages.

The Sardona-Welterbe-Weg can also be covered in stages. An accompanying brochure is available for those keen on geology, with information on geology and natural history (www.geopark.ch).

Author’s recommendation

Book Package «Sardona - Welterbe - Weg»  and benefit from the free luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
Profile picture of Cordula Seiler
Author
Cordula Seiler
Updated: May 19, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,615 m
Lowest point
713 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Safety information

Tips, hints and links

Start

Filzbach (713 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.120625, 9.128628
DMS
47°07'14.2"N 9°07'43.1"E
UTM
32T 509756 5218576
w3w 
///readjust.playback.pulps

Destination

Flims

Turn-by-turn directions

Stages

1 Filzbach–Murgsee

2 Murgsee–Spitzmeilenhütte

3 Spitzmeilenhütte–Weisstannen

4 Weisstannen–Sardonahütte

5 Sardonahütte–Elm

6 Elm–Flims

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.120625, 9.128628
DMS
47°07'14.2"N 9°07'43.1"E
UTM
32T 509756 5218576
w3w 
///readjust.playback.pulps
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions & Answers

Ask the first question

Do you have questions regarding this content? Ask them here.


Reviews

5.0
(1)

Photos from others


Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
99 km
Duration
44:55h
Ascent
7,900 m
Descent
7,500 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Geological highlights

Statistics

  • 2D 3D
  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images
: h
 km
 m
 m
 m
 m
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.