The tourist destination Flims, comprising Flims, Laax and Falera, is well known as a biking and hiking paradise.
With a total of 330 kilometres of bike trails, 220 kilometres of hiking trails, three lakes ideal for bathing, the Freestyle Academy and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is much variety to enjoy, all set against the backdrop of an unparalleled natural landscape.
In winter, the region is known under the brand name LAAX and is recognised as the largest freestyle destination in Europe. For families and freestylers alike, the 235 kilometres of slopes and the four snowparks provide the perfect environment for an action-packed and fun-filled break.
Thanks to the good transport connections, the holiday region is easy to reach, whether by car or by public transport.
Highlights in Flims
- Sardona – UNESCO World Heritage Site: A spectacular view of the Tschingelhörner and the Martinsloch hole in the rock – enjoy the stunning magnificence of the Tectonic Arena Sardona.
- Il Spir panorama platform: Savour the breathtaking sight of the 300-metre-deep Ruinaulta (Rhine gorge) – also known as the “Little Swiss Canyon”.
- Trutg dil Flem: A riverside trail of rare beauty that crosses architecturally unique bridges created by the Graubünden bridge builder Jürg Conzett.
- Pinut: The historic Pinut via ferrata is a both fascinating and thrilling way to discover the region’s natural beauty.
- Lake Cauma and Lake Cresta: With their intensive, shimmering colours, the two lakes are popular destinations for day trips and bring a taste of the Caribbean to the mountains.
- Freestyle Academy: Europe’s first freestyle hall promises endless thrills and action.
Flims – a biking paradise whatever your level
Flims has a host of different bike trails. Whether beginners or professional athletes, with 330 kilometres of bike trails and altitude differences of up to 1,900 metres to explore, visitors are sure to find the perfect terrain. The TREK Runcatrail is one of the longest flow country trails in Europe and a special highlight for freeriders, but Flims also offers cross-country tours and technically demanding enduro trails. Thanks to this variety, the destination has established itself as a popular venue for a number of well-known bike events, including the Dakine Trailfox Bike Festival, the European Enduro Series, the Racer Bikes Cup and the Maxi Avalanche.
Flims is also setting the bar high in terms of service and provides bike transport on the cable cars and bike shuttle as well as bike rental and guided tours. For those looking to hone their technique, Flims and the neighbouring towns boast specially constructed skills areas and pump tracks, where bikers have the chance to put their ability to the test. If you put in the practice here, the hairpin bends, bumpy ground and rough terrain out on the trails will no longer hold any fears. The perfect way to get started, even as a beginner.
Restaurant and accommodation tips
- Arena Lodge: Right next to the valley station in Flims. Unique and stylish rooms designed by lifestyle brands such as Volcom, Quiksilver and Burton. www.arenaflims.ch
- signinahotel: A stylish four-star hotel at the valley station in Laax offering numerous dining options and a spa area. www.signinahotel.com
- rocksresort: The modern apartments at the rocksresort represent the new alpine lifestyle set amid impressive architecture. Right next to the valley station in Laax, with a wide range of shops and restaurants on the doorstep. www.rocksresort.ch
- Legna Bar: Right next to the valley station in Flims. Enjoy a relaxing drink on the sun terrace, the perfect way to end a day spent biking or hiking.
- Restaurant Pomodoro: Typical, family-friendly restaurant offering dishes prepared to original Italian recipes. http://waldhaus-flims.ch/de/gastronomie/ristorante-pomodoro
There is also a campsite next to the Prau la Selva sports centre in Flims: www.camping-flims.ch.