Nature reserve Surses
Parc Ela - grösster Naturpark der Schweiz
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The Parc Ela is rich in nature and culture. These include steep mountain peaks, vast landscapes with flower meadows and mountain forests, surrounded by glaciers and mountain lakes. But also historic villages and baroque churches, which recall the former importance of the trade routes over the Alpine passes Albula, Julier and Septimer.
- 100 km of hiking trails
- exciting excursions with hiking guides
- Medieval castles, Romanesque and Baroque churches
- 10 Sites of national importance
- UNESO World Heritage Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
- Parking area: 548m2, 200 of them untouched nature
- lowest point: Schinschlucht (745 m.a.s.l.M.), highest point: Piz Kesch (3418 m.a.s.l.M.)
The name Parc Ela is derived from the mountain Piz Ela, which stands in the center of the park between the Albula Valley and the Surses. Ela means "wings" in Romanesque.
From Chur, the Parc Ela with the RhB can be reached in less than an hour.
Paid parking is available at Tiefencastel station.
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