Rheinschlucht: Ilanz - Staderas

20.3 km
6:30 h
809 mhd
809 mhd
Feuerstelle rheinschlucht

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Rheinschlucht: Ilanz- Versam zur Aussichtsplattform Islabord

The natural monument Ruinaulta is also called «Swiss Grand Canyon». The route runs along the Rhine to the heart of the gorge to Versam Station. Further floodplains of national importance follow. The tour ends near the observation deck "Il Spir".

Technique 2/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  1200 m
Lowest Point  620 m
Best Season
Ilanz, train station
Laax, Staderas
46.775181, 9.207098



The Ruinaulta natural monument is also known as the "Swiss Grand Canyon". It deserves this title and rightly so, because the up to 300-metre-high walls of landslide breccia give the approximately 11,000-year-old gorge in the deposition area of the Flims landslide an imposing appearance. There are several ways to discover this beautiful landscape.

From Ilanz it goes on the well-developed romantic hiking trail next to the Vorderrhein to Castrisch, through a floodplain of national importance and along the Rhine to the heart of the gorge to Versam Station. This is followed by other floodplains of national importance and the crossing of the Chli Isla at Chrummwag. After crossing the Rhine on the RhB bridge, you hike steeply up through spruce and heather pine forest to the plateau of Ransun, from there on a forest road and on a hiking trail up to Conn. Nearby, you can climb the viewing platform "Il Spir" and admire the Rhine Gorge from above. At the top of the landslide mass, we follow the well-marked path through the large forest via Mutta Sura, with a view of Lake Cauma, and on to Staderas to the PostBus stop.

The section from the bridge at Valendas-Sagogn station to Conn is the same as the Staderas-Conn-Rhine Gorge Ruinaulta route, but in the opposite direction.

The guest information desk is located at the RhB counter in Ilanz

Opening hours of the ticket office

Telephone information (not RhB): +41 81 920 11 05

E-mail: ilanz@surselva.info

Internet: www.surselva.info


Refreshment stops: Ilanz, Castrisch, Versam Station, Conn, Trin Dorf, Tamins, Reichenau.

There are various picnic areas and fire pits along the way.


In uncertain weather conditions, the tour should not be started. Weather changes in the mountains are frequent. If a rain front or similar comes up during the hike, you should turn back in time.


Good hiking shoes with a good profile or trekking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing (rain jacket/sun protection), drink, ev. Meals, ev. Hiking poles.


Ilanz - Castrisch - Station Valendas-Sagogn - Station Versam-Safien - RhB Bridge - Ransun - Conn - (Observation Deck Spir ) - Mutta Sura - Staderas


Public Transport

From Chur, Ilanz train station is easily accessible with an idyllic ride through the Rhine Gorge. The hike can be shortened as desired with the Rhaetian Railway. The exact connections can be found on the SBB website .

Anreise Information

Ilanz can be reached from both Chur and Disentis/Mustér via the main road no. 19.


There is a paid parking lot directly at the train station. In the longer term, however, this will only offer a reduced number of parking spaces. There are various other parking options throughout Ilanz.

Alternatively, you can park at the train station in Castrisch.

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