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Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile of the Schweizmobil 'Senda Ruinaulta' (659) trail.
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Short Description

Senda Ruinaulta (“Ruinaulta Way”) leads to the observation platform over the Rhine canyon in the south, and turquoise lake Cauma in the north.

It is a short, family friendly round tour in Graubünden, Switzerland.

Notes

  • Signage unclear in places.
  • Very popular.

Impressions

We chose the Senda Ruinaulta trail as a sort of warm-up for the upcoming hiking season because we expected an easy low altitude trail with great views. That is also mostly what we got, with some caveats.

First things first. The views of the Rhine, lake Cauma, and the alps really are lovely.

View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike. Woman is sidding on bench, photo taken over her shoulder.
Jenny enjoying the view.

For us, the trail was much shorter than expected though. Now obviously I don’t mean in terms of kilometers, but time required. It’s basically a two hour walk through the forest with some great vista spots along the way.

Of course it’s also in a fairly populated and touristy area, so you can expect quite a bit of foot traffic, that is further boosted by restaurants and other spots reachable by car along the way.

I think we saw more Instagram girls in leggins and/or heels followed by a guy with a camera than any other demographic.

That doesn’t detract from the beauty of the scenery, but it does dampen the atmosphere a bit if you were going for a hike in nature.

View of the rhine from the main platform during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
The view from the platform.

All in all, it was a nice walk with nice views; just a bit short and crowded.

Would you like to share your own experiences with this hike? Do you have any questions? Something to add? Feel free to leave a comment below 🙂


Route Report / Gallery

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  • View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike in Switzerland.
  • View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike. Woman is sidding on bench, photo taken over her shoulder.
  • View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View of the rhine from the main platform during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View of the rhine from the main platform during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View of the rhine from the main platform during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View of the rhine from the main platform during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View of Lag La Cauma during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.
  • View of Lag Prau Tuleridg during the 'Senda Ruinaulta' (Schweizmobil 659) hike.

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Basic Data

Date of Hike:2020-05-08
Participants:Roman, Jenny
Technical Difficulty:T1: Easy

Stats

Km10
Net Hours (Est.)3
Net Hours (Act.)2
Ascent (m)360
Descent (m)360
Max. Alt. (m)1198
Loop?Yes
Cable Car?No
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