Alp Mora glacial mills

Bathing in crystal-clear water on Alp Mora

The glacial mills on Alp Mora are among the most beautiful and extraordinary natural formations in Flims Laax Falera. The Maliensbach stream, which originates on the Alp Mora in Trin, formed large basins here over the course of centuries. Today the basins stand in line like a string of pearls. The roughly 20 glacial mills are filled with crystal-clear, turquoise-coloured water once the snow has melted, presenting the perfect place to bathe during summer months. Lined up in a row, with views of the Safien valley, the glacial mills offer a spectacular photo opportunity.

Hiking to Alp Mora

A hike to Alp Mora in Flims Laax Falera is the most beautiful way to explore the glacial mills. Both Trin and Bargis are possible starting points for your tour to this extraordinary place. Both places are easily reachable with the Flims Laax Falera Shuttle.

From Bargis, the first part of the tour takes you up to Alp Lavadignas. From there, you continue along the impressive rock faces to the high valley Muletg and past the avalanche barrier Platt'Alva. It is then only a few minutes to reach the glacial mills on Alp Mora. The hike from Bargis and back takes about 6.5 hours.

Hiking Route from Bargis

From Trin you walk along the old alpine path, always in the shade of the trees, until you also reach the avalanche barrier Platt'Alva. The hike to Alp Mora takes about 3 hours. For the descent you will need another 2 hours.

Hiking Map

Advice: Please note that there are no drinking water wells on Alp Mora. It is advisable to bring enough water.

Formation of the glacial mills

The glacial mills on Alp Mora were formed from whirlpools in the Maliensbach stream and from the constant rolling of stones, sand and gravel. Natural bathing pools were etched into the rock in this way over the course of centuries. Each glacial mill is unique. Some are circular in shape and quite shallow, while others are elliptical and deep enough to bathe in.

 

Bathing in the glacial mills

Bathing in the glacial mills requires a little courage, as the name suggests. Situated at an altitude of 2,100 metres above sea level, the pools do warm up somewhat during the summer, but are not for the faint-hearted. However, a quick leap into the crystal-clear water is marvellously refreshing and makes for a real adrenalin rush. The glacial mills are even filled when the Maliensbach runs dry.

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