Via GeoAlpina Tectonikarena Sardona (Stage 1: Weisstannen - Elm)
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View of the world famous Glarner Hauptüberschiebung!
Stop Vorsiez Weisstannen
The Via GeoAlpina is a joint project of the Alpine countries launched in the framework of the International Year of Planet Earth 2007. The aim of the project is to make the public aware of the geological, geomorphological or hydrological highlights along the various routes of the ViaAlpina from Trieste to Monaco.
Two stages of the Via GeoAlpina lead right through the Sardona World Heritage Site
.The first one leads from Weisstannen to Elm. On this stage, one can observe a geological phenomenon of world dimensions: the Glarner Hauptüberschiebung. This shapes the landscape along the route and is clearly visible on the mountain flanks.
Trekking or hiking boots, hiking poles, rain cover, water bottle
Weisstannen – Walabütz – Foostock – Foopass – Elm
Take the train to Sargans, then the bus in the direction of Pizolpark, on weekdays change the bus at Pizolpark - on Sundays the bus goes from Sargans station directly to Weisstannen / Vorsiez
On weekdays you have to change the bus at Pizolpark.From Zurich on the A3 to Mels, leave the highway at the exit Mels / Sargans, the way to Weisstannen valley is signposted from the highway exit. Last possible parking in Weisstannen.
at Weisstannen / Vorsiez only bus stop, no parking facilities
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