Viamala Gorge – Viamala Gorge – in the heart of the Grisons
The tourist region Viamala stretches with a lot of space on beautiful hiking trails, with dreamlike mountain lakes and versatile culture. Among the highlights is also the Viamala Gorge. It lies between Thusis and Andeer and was carved into the massive rock many years ago by glacial ice and the waters of the Hinterrhein. Visit this impressive natural wonder as an outdoor social program in Graubünden with your employees, clients or as your next team outing. Why not stay overnight and enjoy an evening with Graubünden specialties. We will gladly organize a hotel nearby for you.
Viamala Gorge – imposing and impressive
Rocks up to 300 meters high form the Viamala (Via mala, Romansh for “bad way”). Despite its narrowness, despite the threat of falling rocks and dangerous waters, the gorge offered muleteers and travelers the best access to the Alpine passes Splügen and San Bernardino. Later, towards the end of the 19th century, philosophers and writers, such as Nietzsche and Fontane, also visited the gorge and were fascinated by this natural spectacle.
Since 1903, the Viamala Gorge has been accessible via a visitor center and steps. A few years later, an adventurous tunnel blasted into the rock face followed, which still leads to the visitor platform. Equipped with a treasure map, children discover the gorge and its stories and search for the Viamala treasure. Those who like to hike will set out on the ViaSpluga mule track that starts in Thusis. This classic among long-distance hikes leads through the Viamala and Roffla gorges and along stony paths over the Splügen Pass to Chiavenna in Italy. The 65-kilometer ViaSpluga is usually hiked in four daily stages. But even for a few hours, the Viamala Gorge offers your participants an unforgettable natural spectacle.
Arrival: From Thusis by post bus to “Zillis, Viamala Gorge”, by car or on foot. The opening hours are from April to November.
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