Rhine Gorge: Ilanz- Versam to the observation deck Islabord

12.9 km
3:50 h
278 mhd
151 mhd
Sommer Rheinschlucht
Rheinschlucht - foto: Switzerland Tourism

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The Rhine Gorge is known as the "Grand Canyon" of Switzerland. It offers an unforgettable insight into the fauna and flora of the historic mountain fall. At the finish you will find breathtaking views from the viewplatform Islabord.

Technique 2/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  832 m
Lowest Point  635 m
Best Season

Start Ilanz
Destination Aussichtsplattform Islabord in Versam
Coordinates 46.775107, 9.208036


Along the Vorderrhein, the hike runs through a floodplain landscape of national importance. The "Swiss Grand Canyon" offers an unforgettable fauna and flora. These include the highly endangered bird species of the river plover and the river bank runner, which are native to the Rhine Gorge. Of these, only 80 to 120 pairs of both species breed in Switzerland. Half of them live in the canton of Graubünden. They are best seen from April to July on the gravel banks on the riverbank and on the islands. During this time, the egg laying, incubation and feeding of the young takes place. But beware, human disturbance at this time endangers the brood.

On the slopes of the Rhine Gorge prosper coniferous forests with spruce, ferry and Erika in which even orchids grow. Since almost all orchid species are on the red list of endangered species, the Rhine Gorge include this and are protected. The most famous is the women's shoe and blooms in spring. We continue to the heart of the gorge Versam Station where up to 300 meters high sandstone walls pile up. This is the monumental highlight of the gorge.

In Versam we continue up the mountain from where it goes to the viewplatform Islabord. On foot for sporty or convenient by post bus we reach the viewing platform. The works of art by engineer Jürg Conzett, made of wood and concrete, offer great views of the Rhine Gorge. The observation deck can be reached on foot from Versam village in a few minutes. The platform is accessible from May to October.

R(h)in and out with the Ruinaulta Ticket: With the Ruinaulta Ticket you can travel through the Rhine Gorge as often as you like by train and post bus all day.

See also

Surselva Tourism Ltd

Info Ilanz Bahnhofstrasse 25

7130 Ilanz/Glion

Tel.: 0041 81 920 11 05

Email: ilanz@surselva.info

Internet: www.surselva.info


Unternehmen Sie den Weg von Versam zur Aussichtsplattform zu Fuss. Bei dieser Gelegenheit erhalten Sie immer wieder neue Perspektiven in die Rheinschlucht die sie geniessen können.


Bei unsicheren Wetterverhältnissen sollte die Tour nicht angetreten werden. Wetterumschwünge in den Bergen sind häufig. Wenn eine Regenfront oder ähnliches während der Wanderung aufzieht, sollte Sie rechtzeitig umkehren.


Ilanz (Bahnhof) - Castrisch - Valendas Station - Versam Station - Trin Station - Reichenau-Tamins (Bahnhof)

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