Tectonic Arena Sardona

Via GeoAlpina Tectonic Arena Sardona (Stage 2: Elm - Linthal)

View of the legendary Martinsloch!

The Via GeoAlpina is a joint project of the Alpine countries launched in the framework of the International Year of Planet Earth 2007. The aim of the project is to make the public aware of the geological, geomorphological or hydrological highlights along the various routes of the ViaAlpina from Trieste to Monaco.

Two stages of the Via GeoAlpina lead right through the World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona.

The second stage from Elm to Linthal leads through an impressive landscape with a mountain panorama in which the Glarus main overthrust is again particularly visible. Particularly beautiful in the first part is the view of the legendary Martinsloch and the Tschingelhörner, which mark the border between the cantons of Glarus and Graubünden.

Short Info
25 km
9 hours 15 min.
Start altitude
979 m a.s.l.
End altitude
646 m a.s.l.
1'510 m
1'840 m
Lowest point
646 m a.s.l.
Highest point
2'262 m a.s.l.

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  • Schedule
    to Elm, Dorf
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    Via GeoAlpina Tectonic Arena Sardona (Stage 2: Elm - Linthal)
    Tectonic Arena Sardona difficult
  • Schedule
    Return trip
    from Linthal
  • From Zurich or Chur along the A3 to exit 44 (Niederurnen). Then follow the main road through Glarnerland and turn off at Schwanden in the direction of Elm.