The deep gorges in this area prevented people from attending church services in the central hamlet of Meierhof, so 15 Baroque chapels were built in the “outposts” of Obersaxen. Today, a Walser Trail and a Chapels Trail tell the exciting history of the settlement.
In the charming scenery of this region, there are countless opportunities for hiking and a number of interesting themed walks. A hikers’ bus brings walkers to the starting point for their excursion. For mountain bikers, there is a network of marked routes in this region. For excursions, the Valser valley with its new thermal baths, the holiday region of Flims, the monastery at Disentis or the town of Chur are all within easy reach.
In the snow-assured skiing area between Piz Mundaun (2064 m) and Piz Sezner (2310 m), winter sports fans will find 17 lifts and 120 km of slopes, mostly easy or average, at heights of from 1200 m to 2300 m. The joys of winter can also be experienced by non-skiers on 85 km of winter walks and numerous sledging runs.
- Obersaxen Walser Trail – informative themed walk about the history and life of the wandering Walser people.
- Chapels Trail - 12 pretty chapels, some beautifully painted, on the Obersaxen plateau.
- Piz Mundaun – family skiing area, linking the two holiday areas of Obersaxen and Val Lumnezia.
- Hill climb in Obersaxen – a motorbiking event where you have to climb a virtually impregnable cliff face (June).
- Opera Viva Obersaxen – selected operas performed in the hamlet of Meierhof (July).