The best place to start your journey is Andermatt - the ideal starting point for your Graubünden discovery tour. The train climbs leisurely towards the Oberalp Pass. The Rhine has its source nearby. Its source lies at the small, mystical Tomasee lake at the foot of Piz Badus. The Rhine connects the Alps with the North Sea and is one of the most important rivers in Europe. So it was that, in the spirit of this connection between mountain and sea, the highest lighthouse in the world (2046 metres above sea level) is located on the Oberalp Pass. The next section of the route takes you into the Rhine Gorge. Ruinaulta is what the locals call the monumental gorge between Ilanz and Reichnau in Romansh. The gorge was formed 10,000 years ago by the Flims landslide and today forms a unique natural backdrop: turquoise-green water and rock faces up to 350 metres high. Enjoy lunch in Chur before continuing on the Albula line to Filisur. Here we recommend a round trip on the "Landwasser Express" Tschutschubahn. You reach Davos by nostalgia train. A historic journey with train compositions from the 1920s will make your railway lover's heart beat faster!
What a railway experience day! Round it off with relaxing hours and a treat for the palate at the Grischa Hotel****
in Davos Platz.
Tips for your day's programme:
- Moderately difficult mountain hike from the Oberalp Pass to Lake Toma, the source of the Rhine, of approx. 4-5 hours (see map material).
- Easy impressive hike from Valendas to Versam in the heart of the Rhine Gorge (see map material)
- Seat reservation panorama train Glacier Express Andermatt-Davos (incl. nostalgia train): CHF 49.- per person
- Round trip with the Tschutschubahn Landwasser-Express: CHF 15.- per person
- Luggage transport from Andermatt to Davos: price on request
Arrival by public transport to Andermatt:
From Zurich and Lucerne you can reach Andermatt in +/- two hours via Erstfeld and Göschenen.
From Valais you can reach Andermatt with the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn on the beautiful route of the Glacier Express through the Goms and the Furka Tunnel.
From Ticino, you can reach Andermatt through the Gotthard tunnel via Göschenen.
Please note that the ticket for the journey to Andermatt is not included in the offer.
Arrival by car:
You have the possibility to park your car at the P+Rail in Chur. The cost of a parking space is CHF 12 per day. For the excursion to the Rhine Gorge from Chur, we recommend the return journey to Ilanz (e.g. with the Rhine Gorge Adventure Train. This runs every Saturday and Sunday:
8 May to 31 October, Chur departs 08.34 / Ilanz arrives 09.23 - Ilanz departs 09.50 or 15.58 / Chur arrives 10.30 or 16.45).