This well maintained farming village with its baroque church tower from the 15th century is very quiet, thanks to the bypass road. Its attractions include the Chasa Jaura valley museum, which has a permanent collection of antique objects owned by the region’s former Jauer (the Romansh name for the local population) and regularly hosts contemporary art exhibitions. The restored lime kilns also provide a window into the past. In summer, Valchava is the starting point for lots of hikes. In winter, cross-country skiers can join the valley trail here.