Vals route

Take the Vals route to discover the valley of Vals, a Romansh area with Walser culture. From Ilanz, the Postbus travels up the Val Lumnezia to the Valsertal valley, with its typical Walser farm settlements of St Martin and Vals.

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The mountain village of Vals in winter.

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The Vals route starts in Ilanz, a charming town with ancient patrician houses and medieval fortifications. It is the gateway to the monumental Rhine Gorge, which you can enjoy on a hike or even a river rafting tour. Discover the local culture at the Museum Regiunal Surselva in Ilanz or the history of the Walser people at the Heimatmuseum Gandahus (PostBus stop: Vals, Post).

Deep in the Valsertal valley, the Postbus reaches the mountain village of Vals, at an altitude of 1,250 metres. This quiet Graubünden holiday resort offers hiking trails, wellness opportunities in the thermal baths and winter sports facilities on the Dachberg.

Relax in the Vals thermal baths

The Vals thermal baths offer a deeply relaxing experience, with a range of baths and an impressive spa infrastructure (PostBus stop: Vals, Therme). But it’s much more than simply a wellness experience. The thermal baths are a protected landmark and a masterpiece of aesthetics, lighting and timeless elegance. Architect Peter Zumthor knew exactly how to set the stage for the natural power of this location.

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A paradise for hikers

Vals is also a great destination for hikers. We recommend the panorama trail via Frunt to Zervreila. In Frunt, make sure you visit the beautifully preserved St Anna chapel (Sankt Anna Kapelle). By the deep blue waters of the idyllic Zervreila reservoir, you can enjoy some wonderful hikes with views of the majestic Zervreilahorn, also known as the “Matterhorn of Graubünden”, and enjoy a break at the Zervreila restaurant near the dam (PostBus stop: Vals, Zervreila). During the summer season, the Postbus transports you from Zervreila back to Vals.

Winter days on the Dachberg

The small, charming ski resort (PostBus stop: Vals, Post; change to the free ski bus) offers 25 km of slopes (four lifts and one gondola) for ski and snowboard fans of all levels. For anyone who is brave enough, there’s also the freeride route. The slopes run from 3,000 metres above sea level down to the village situated at 1,250 metres above sea level. Perfect for a long run. And Vals has even more activities to offer winter enthusiasts.

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