Are you a true mountain lover who prefers to get away from the crowds? Then you’ve come to the right place in Bargis. The mountain valley is a renowned as a paradise for mountaineers and is the perfect base for short walks or long mountain treks to Flims or Trins. Bargis is hidden behind a rock face created by the Flims landslide at an altitude of 1,550 metres. As the access road is blocked for private traffic, this is the perfect place to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the mountains.
Bargis is divided into two valley chambers. While the land to the front is used for Alpine farming, the second, somewhat higher, valley chamber contains a small gorge with two waterfalls flowing into it. It is regarded as a place of power and is also known as the Cathedral by the locals. History fans cannot afford to miss the Scala Mola. This trail chiselled into the rock since 1645 leads you from the restaurant in Bargis up to the Flimserstein, over an elevation gain of around 500 metres.
If you have small children and need to bring a buggy with you, taking a trek into the mountains is often difficult. So it’s even better that our circular hiking trail is buggy-friendly. This 40-minute walk offers views of the high mountain valley. Berghaus Bargis is the start and end point of the trail.
Ruins tell stories. This is also true of the Belmont Castle, whose builders chose a top location around 1000 years ago and built the complex in the middle of the forest between Fidaz and Bargis on a rock about 50 metres high. The panoramic view is fantastic and on a clear day you can see the ruins of the castle Crap Sogn Parcazi near Trin and the castles Hochjuvalt and Ortenstein in the distant Domleschg. The oldest parts of the castle probably date back to the 10th or 11th century. It was the ancestral seat of the barons of Belmont and was inhabited by them until the 14th century. If you look closely, you can even recognize the old residential wing or the cistern of the castle.
The final part, from the edge of the forest at Fidaz to Bargis, is blocked for private traffic. We are easily accessible via shuttle service from Flims/Laax/Falera. Alternatively, you can, of course, also follow the trail from the edge of the forest at Fidaz by foot or by bike. Please note: the connection from Fidaz, Waldrand to Bargis is subject to a fee (also for holders of a guest card).