Culinary trail in Flims
"Woods & Water" culinary trail in Flims
The Flims "Woods and Water" culinary trail combines a visit to Lake Cauma, the Rhine Gorge and Lake Cresta with fine dining.
Combine a visit to the natural wonders of the Flims area with a fine-dining experience on the culinary trail. The "Woods and Water" trail takes you from Flims Waldhaus through the Rhine Gorge to Lake Cresta, while a carefully chosen 3-course menu ensures you also experience the region's culinary wonders.
- Starter served in the Braukeller at the Surselva Bräu brewery in Flims Waldhaus: white sausage with pretzel or master brewer’s salad, and drink (soft drink or 250 ml local Flims beer).
- Main course served at the Conn excursion restaurant: Homemade Trins pear ravioli or homemade Conn ricotta ravioli.
- Dessert at the Gasthaus Crestasee (Crestasee inn) on the shores of Lake Cresta: house made fruit cake or sundae.
Approx. 3.5 hours
(total length of excursion approx. 5 hours)
PostBus stop Flims, Caumasee
Surselva Bräu brewery, Flims–Lake Cauma–Conn–Lake Cresta–Felsbach Gorge–Flims Waldhaus
There is an option of finishing at Lake Cresta (after approx. 3.5 hours total excursion time). PostBus stop Felsbach-Crestasee
Recommended start time
Flims is situated on a sunny plateau high above the Rhine Gorge. There are more than 330 kilometres of mountain bike trails and over 250 kilometres of hiking trails leading up to countless lookout points with spectacular views of the Graubünden mountain landscape. A historic fixed rope route, playgrounds, an observatory, Alpine meadows and bathing lakes make this an interesting and varied day-trip or holiday destination for the whole family. The Flims Grosswald forest is one of the largest forest areas in Graubünden, a must for nature lovers, while Lake Cauma with its turquoise waters and picturesque coves is reminiscent of a Mediterranean beach.
Between Ilanz and Reichenau, the Rhine has spent the last 10,000 years scouring its way through the rocky debris left by the Flims landslide, creating a gorge fondly known as the "Swiss Grand Canyon." Surrounded by pine forest, the bizarre rock formations fascinate hikers, train passengers and river rafters from across the world.
Rhine Gorge route:
Take the Rhätische Bahn from Chur through the Rhine Gorge to Ilanz and then catch the PostBus via Laax to Flims.
|Chur||dep. 9.56 a.m.||Train (Rhätische Bahn)|
|Ilanz, station/post office||arr. 10.31 a.m.||–|
|Ilanz, station/post office||dep. 10.35 a.m.||Postbus|
|Laax GR, post office||arr. 10.55 a.m.||–|
|Laax GR, post office||dep. 11.05 a.m.||Postbus|
|Flims Waldhaus, Caumasee||arr. 11.14 a.m.||–|
Take the Postbus from Chur to Flims direct.
|Chur, station||dep. 9.58 a.m.||Postbus|
|Flims Waldhaus, Caumasee||arr. 10.42 a.m. arr. 10.27 a.m. (11.12.11 - 09.04.12, 09.06. - 14.10.12)||–|
Timetable information valid until 08.12.2012
For your excursion to the Rhine Gorge we recommend you purchase a Ruinaulta-Ticket. If you are staying a few days in Graubünden, the graubündenPASS is the right ticket for you. You can find more ticket information in the additional links in the right-hand column.
For groups of 10 people and more, reservations through Tel. +41 (0)58 386 31 66
Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
Woods and Water culinary trail
PostBus Switzerland Ltd
|Tel.:||+41 (0)58 386 31 66 (information) Mon-Fri 08.00-17.30|
|Tel.:||+41 (0)58 386 32 83 (reservations) Mon-Fri 08.00-17.30 Mon-Sun and public holidays 08.00-12.00 / 13.15-17.00|
|Fax:||+41 (0)58 667 38 51|
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.
The transportation of bikes is restricted. There is no guarantee of transportation. During the summer months, there is increased capacity for bicycle transportation. It is not possible to make reservations for bikes.
Limited wheelchair access to the postbus
not all services are wheelchair-accessible. For information, please call +41 (0)58 386 31 66
Lake Cauma: exotic scenery in the heart of the Alps
On the way from Flims to Trin Mulin you will first reach lovely Lake Cauma whose turquoise -colored water and hidden coves give it a southern feel. Take a rest at the “Il Spir” lookout and enjoy the views of the Rhine Gorge.
Flims Laax Falera Tourismus AG
Via Nova 62
CH-7017 Flims Dorf
|Tel.:||+41 81 920 92 00|
|Fax:||+41 81 920 92 01|