To experience the Via Mala fully, you should descend the 321 safe steps to the Rhine, admire the "whirl-pots" and the old bridge dating from 1739, and hike along the old mule track across the Via Mala from Thusis.
On the old muleteer's trail, the Viamala can be traversed on a hiking tour starting in Thusis. In May 1788, Goethe travelled to Italy through the Via Mala. Although he did not leave any literary records of the trip, he did make some pen-and-ink and pencil sketches to document his itinerary.
Nature lovers will be in their element in the Nolawald in Thusis at the entrance to the Via Mala Gorge, a wood with a woodland art trail leading past numerous works of art.
Between Thusis and Andeer
How to get there:
By car: motorway A 13, direction San Bernardino. Exit Viamala. Please use the Parking (P).
By Post Bus: from Thusis.