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
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 our snowshoes and follow the path along the trail to the stone-lined hiking trail below the Sala Plauna. Snowy shrubs and birches 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 path becomes exciting. It leads us into a gorge, along the Rhine to Cuflons. Between the trees we have an insight into the creek bed with remarkable whirlpool pots. Over an old bridge, which was already used in the middle age by mules and pilgrims on the way over the Lukmanier Pass. we get to the other side of the stream. The ascent to Kapelle Sontga Gada we start slowly. The chapel is closed in winter which is why we continue the hike on the winter hiking trail to the train station. We no longer need the snowshoes.





Be careful when crossing the Lukmanier pass road.


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 snowshoe 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 pass road. 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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