Discovering the Vorab Glacier area

Flims

Flims: Rheinschlucht

Flims: Rheinschlucht

Flims: Parkhaus Talstation

Flims: Parkhaus Talstation

Flims: Berghaus Nagens - Crap Sogn Gion

Flims: Berghaus Nagens - Crap Sogn Gion

Waldhaus: Caumasee - Insel

Waldhaus: Caumasee - Insel

Waldhaus: Caumasee - La Mutta

Waldhaus: Caumasee - La Mutta

Flims: Parkhaus Talstation

Flims: Parkhaus Talstation

Flims: Vorab Gletscher

Flims: Vorab Gletscher

Situated high above the Rhine Valley and Flims, the Vorabgletscher has formed an incredible glacier world. Everywhere you look, glacier melt water flows through meadows and moraines. Behold nature's veritable works of art - bizarre stone formations and rocks polished smooth by the ice.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Flims, Sport Center
End of tour: Flims, Sports Center
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 36.6 km
Total altitude meters: 1560 m
Biking time: 03:00 - 04:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1081 m
Season: June - October
Panorama: Magnificent views.
Gastronomy: Various possibilities
Overnight: Flims
Access starting point: By Postal Car from Chur up to Flims
Access point of arrival: Flims, Sports Center
Literature: Bike-Explorer

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This tour, which requires physical fitness and stamina, leads up to the firn of the Vorabgletscher, a place where skiers enjoy their sport even in the summer. To crown it all, a superbly fast and tricky downhill takes you back to Flims.

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Laax Murschetg - Nagens - Vorab - Nagens - Grauberg - Segnashütte - Flims - Laax Murschetg; the route is sign-posted, No. 7

Start the tour in Laax Murschetg at the valley station of the Crap Sogn Gion mountain railway . Bike up to the Nagens mountain hut and continue onward to Vorabgletscher. The descent leads back the same way to the Nagens mountain hut, where a short and steep mule track up to Grauberg has to be tackled. Ride down to the Segnas hut and take the steep descent to Flims. Return from Flims to Laax via the main road and across a short stretch of the mule track.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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