Great hiking routes and magnificent panoramas
Located on the edge of the Brigels-Waltensburg-Andiast ski area, the area of Andiast offers its visitors a peaceful and relaxing stay in a natural setting. Nature lovers and those seeking relaxation will be enthusiastic. Due to its southern location Andiast is literally surrounded by the sun. The village extends on a natural plateau with stunning panoramic views over the Rhine Valley and the neighboring Alpine peaks.
Andiast offers passionate winter hikers beautiful and sunny routes. The region's classics are the routes connecting Andiast with Brigels (12km), Cuolms d'Andiast (5.8km), Dacla (4km) and Pignioul (~ 12km). If you prefer snowshoeing you will find two enchanting routes in Andiast: Andiast - Alp Miez via Tscheppa (4,2km) and Andiast - Pigniu (12km). Under the guidance of a professional guide, hikers can also take part in nightly excursions through the snow-covered forests and surrounding alpine pastures. This two-hour tour ends with a tasting of local specialties.
History and culture in seductive nature
Besides winter sports Andiast is also a place rich in culture and history. This small village with 343 inhabitants has several tourist interesting destinations. The 15th century church with its square tower is one of the main attractions in the village. Andiast enchants its guests with the beauty of its nature. The 42 m deep Panixer Reservoir (Lag da Pigniu) at 1450 m altitude is always worth a visit. To the right of the path that leads around the lake, there are impressive waterfalls. In addition, a monumental painting on the dam reminds of the passage of the Russian army in 1799.
Andiast is surrounded by numerous tourist attractions. Less than 2 km away in the valley is the Reformed church of Waltensburg with its famous murals and 4 castle ruins, including Munt Sogn Gieri (Castle Jörgenberg) and Casti Grotta (Castle Kropfenstein). After just a few kilometers you are in Andiast in the famous places Trun and Illanz, the most important cultural and historical centers of Surselva.