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Parc Ela © Schweiz Tourismus / Roland Gerth
Parc Ela © Schweiz Tourismus / Roland Gerth
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Parc Ela - © Netzwerk Schweizer Pärke/Anna Fürderer

Parc Ela

Regional Nature Park since 2012
The Parc Ela is the largest nature park in Switzerland. It lies in a diversified landscape around the Albula, Julier and Septimer Alpine passes and offers original nature, intact villages and a lively culture in three languages, Romanic, Italian and German
«Der grösste Naturpark der Schweiz.»

Parc Ela
Stradung 11
Im Bahnhof
CH-7450 Tiefencastel

Tel. +41 (0)81 508 01 12
info@parc-ela.ch
www.parc-ela.ch

Parc Ela – Switzerland’s largest Nature Park

The Parc Ela is the largest nature park in Switzerland. It lies in a diversified landscape around the Albula, Julier and Septimer passes and offers original nature, intact villages and a living culture in Romanic, Italian and German. The nature park municipalities cooperate in strengthening the regional economy, protecting nature and landscape and preserving the cultural heritage.

The Septimer, Julier and Albula are three historically significant north-south alpine passes lying inside the Nature Park. There are also over 50 minor passes where winding paths lead over rugged ranges into other valleys. A pass connects and supports cultural exchange. Be it Roman cart tracks and pillars, medieval castles, baroque churches, hotels from stagecoach times or historical villages, they all testify to the rich pass history.

The extraordinary cultural richness of the Parc Ela lies in the wide variety of nature. The landscape changes continually from the lowest point in the Schinschlucht (745m) to the summit of Piz Kesch (3418m). The Nature Park offers gentle hedgerow country, floral dry grasslands, rugged gorges, untouched pine forests, barren landscapes with glaciers and mountain lakes, views of high summits and an unusual variety of plants and animals.

There are 850 kilometres of trails, theme paths and guided walks where you can experience the biological, cultural and geological diversity of the park.

Either in the Park on at home, discover the Parc Ela with its interactive app.

Regional Nature Park since 2012

jArea : 548 km2
fPopulation: 5'300
kMunicipalities: 7
nCantons: Graubünden

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Parc Ela video

Switzerland Tourism film about the Parc Ela

Events & offers

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Wolfsschlucht
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Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Sihlwald circular hiking trail
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Naturpark Diemtigtal

Naturpark Diemtigtal

Office of the Nature Park
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Naturpark Gantrisch

Naturpark Gantrisch

Selital mountain hut
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Naturpark Beverin

Naturpark Beverin

Viamala Gorge
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Landschaftspark Binntal

Landschaftspark Binntal

Bärgkristall Inn
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Parc Ela

Parc Ela

Albula Railway Museum
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Schweizerischer Nationalpark

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Zernez National Park centre
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Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Paquet de spécialités du Parc
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UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch  

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch  

Goldwaschen
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Parc du Doubs

Saut du Doubs
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Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

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Parc Jura vaudois

Bike Tour Parc Jura vaudois
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Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Bat and beaver tour
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Parc régional Chasseral

Parc régional Chasseral

Pioneer trail
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Progetto Parco Nazionale del Locarnese

Progetto Parco Nazionale del Locarnese

Alpe Salei Hut
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Jurapark Aargau

Biberstein Perimuk trail
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Parc Ela

Stradung 11
Im Bahnhof
CH-7450 Tiefencastel

Tel. +41 (0)81 508 01 12
info@parc-ela.ch
www.parc-ela.ch