Disentis - Fontaniva's tour (not signaled)

5.7 km
1:50 h
180 mhd
180 mhd
Die Brücke bei Cuflons
Gleich sind wir auf der Höhe Sontag Gada

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Sontga Gada im Winter
An entertaining snowshoe tour via Sala Plauna to Fontanivas and through a gorge along the Rhine
Technique 1/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  1195 m
Lowest Point  1045 m
Best Season

Start Disentis Railway Station
Destination Disentis Railway Station
Coordinates 46.705906, 8.857636


At the Aclettabach, after the bridge we strap on the snowshoes and we follow the path of the trail to the stone-lined hiking trail below the Sala Plauna. Snowy shrubs and birch trees complete the path, it is quite romantic. here. The descent down to the Rhine is short, soon we reach Fontanivas.  The campsite with the lake is in hibernation, it is quite lonely and quiet here. After we have crossed the Lukmanierstrasse, the trail becomes exciting. It leads us into a ravine, along the Rhine to Cuflons. Between the trees we have a glimpse into the creek bed with remarkable strudel pots. Over an old bridge, which was already used in the mIttelage by hemlocks and pilgrims on the way over the Lukmanier Pass. we reach the other side of the stream. We slowly approach the ascent to the chapel Sontga Gada. The chapel is closed in winter, so we continue the hike on the winter hiking trail to the train station. We no longer need the snowshoes.

Attention: From the Lukmanierstrasse to the bridge in Cuflons, the path through the gorge is currently closed due to stormwood.

alternative variant: First gorge on the hiking trail up to Mompé Medel and then back down to the Rhine. Zus. 250 meters of altitude, 1 hr (as of 27.1.21)


 Be careful when crossing the Lukmanier pass road. Remove the snowshoes briefly.


If there is a lot of fresh snow or when it is icy, the section between Fontanivas and Cuflons can be challenging.

In case of fresh snow, the trails are not pre-groomed. Don't overestimate your powers.


The route is not signposted as a snow tour, we follow the summer signs. At Disentis station we start in an easterly direction on the road to Cavardiras. After the last house on the right we turn right, then left over the bridge and a short stretch along the trail. We reach the stone-lined path that leads us along the edge of Sala Plauna. The following descent to Fontanivas is short. We hike in the plain past the campsite to the Lukmanier Passtrasse. Here we take off the snowshoes. On the bridge we cross the Rhine and immediately turn left onto a road. This leads into the gorge and after a few meters has only hiking trail width. At the bridge in Cuflons we get back to the other side of the Rhine and climb up to the chapel Sontga Gada. On a winter hiking trail and low-traffic neighborhood roads, you can return to the starting point without snowshoes.

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