Visitors to Flims will find a beautiful world of verdant mountains and turquoise lakes in the midst of dense forests. With 250km of walking trails, this is truly a place to immerse yourself in the alps and enjoy the pure mountain air. Cable cars from Flims and from the neighbouring resorts of Laax and Falera will transport you to this beautiful natural world.
From your Flims hotel you can walk to idyllic Lake Cauma. Here you can swim, relax on the beach and enjoy a meal in the restaurant at the water's edge. The Crestasee is another beauty spot to reach on foot and is famous for its crystal clear water. The Trutg dil Flem riverside walking trail is recommended, starting at a magnificent waterfall and following the path the River Flem has carved all the way down to the centre of the village. You can walk or take public transport to the River Rhine itself and the spectacular sight of the Rhine Gorge, which is often known as Switzerland's Grand Canyon.
Please call us on 0800 619 1200 for our tailor made service to Switzerland.
Where to stay
Choose from our handpicked Flims hotels
What to see and do
The awesome Rhine Gorge was formed over 9,000 years ago. It is not at all far from Flims and offers some fabulous walks and views over the 'Swiss Grand Canyon'. Switzerland's oldest town - Chur - is also close at hand and has plenty of history to explore during a day trip here including an 800 year old cathedral. From Chur you could even take the scenic train up to Arosa for more mountain views.
Another recommended excursion is Maienfeld. The village was the inspiration for the Heidi tales and makes for a delightful visit with some lovely walks. Please click here for more excursions in the region.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Take a day trip on the Bernina Express scenic rail journey. You'll travel on the World Heritage line across the Alps and even have time for a quick lunch in Italy! You can also see the origins of the Alps at the Tectonic Area at Sardona. See more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.
Explore the region with our great value travel passes
Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.
If you are planning trips further afield, it can be well worth pre-booking the Swiss Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We will be delighted to help you choose the pass that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.
Scenic holidays from Flims
Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
From Flims, you can easily reach Chur which is at the heart of several scenic rail journeys. You can join the famous Glacier Express across the Alps to Zermatt. Alternatively you can board the Bernina Express through to Lugano.
If you prefer to be based solely in Flims, head to Chur and take a highly recommended Bernina Express day trip to the Italian town of Tirano or try the scenic Arosa Line. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.