Cassons – above Flimserstein

Flims

Way above Flims, probably the best vantage point for views over the region and afar is the Cassonsgrat or Fil de Cassons. Take the chairlift from Flims Dorf then follow the hiking trail.

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Bare limestone walls, living evidence of the gigantic Flims rockslide, recall the power of nature and a historic event. The Casson’s alpine nature trail provides information on the geology, tectonics, flora and fauna of this spectacular region.

The Sardona Unesco World Heritage information board sheds light on this geological phenomenon: 250 million-year-old verrucano rock muscled its way through 35 to 50 million year-old Flysch to form the Alps.

Information

Altitude: 2674m
Accessibility:
From Chur by bus to Flims, chairlift to Foppa and on to Alp Naraus, then on foot via hiking trails to the Cassons.
View: Over the Ringelspitz, Piz Segnas and Tschingelhörner including the Martinsloch (from the highland path), Surselva and Lumnezia, into Domleschg and as far as Bernina on a clear day
Attractions: Cassons – Tschingelhörner – Alp Nagens highland trail, Romansh trail from Foppa (chairlift) to Scheia and Fidaz
Overnight stays: No
Winter: Winter sports region LAAX (Destination Flims Laax Falera)
Special comments: Historic Pinut via ferrata to the Cassonsgrat (1907 and 2007 entirely renewed)

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