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The eight-hour hike from Weisstannen in St. Gallen to Elm, in the canton of Glarus, offers you magnificent views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tectonic Arena of Sardona.

Description

The hike begins in picturesque Weisstannen in the eponymous valley. The compact village has houses that date back as far as the 15th century. You hike through the forgotten valley along the Seez River. At Walabütz-Untersäss, the hike leads up a stony path to the Foo Pass at 2,223 m. This offers a direct view of the core of the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona. The tectonic displacement or upheaval is especially obvious from Piz Sardona to the Tschingelhörner Alps.

You reach Elm first via a cattle trail and then through the forest of Ramin. The village, with its impressive wooden edifices has been awarded the Wakker Prize. 

Food/drink and accommodation along the route

Accommodation in Elm 

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Weisstannen
Destination
Elm
Direction
One way
Ascent
1400 m
Descent
1450 m
Distance
23 km
Duration
8 h
Duration back
8 h
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Difficult
Season
June - September
Theme
Over a pass
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Map

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Contact

Heidiland Tourismus
Switzerland

Phone +41 81 300 40 20
Fax +41 (0)81 300 40 21
spavillage@heidiland.com
spavillage.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Stage: 3/20

Distance

23 km

Duration

8 h

Ascent

1400 m

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