Long hike to the Greina plateau with an overnight stay in the Terri hut

24.5 km
10:00 h
1181 mhd
1240 mhd
Willkommen auf der Terrihütte mit Tödi
Morgens im Val Sumvitg -Vor dem steilen Aufstieg

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Ein Blick zurück auf unseren Weg

A hike in the Greina plateau is a unique nature experience. T3

Technique 2/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2268 m
Lowest Point  1223 m
Best Season
Terri hut
46.679946, 8.968778



At 2,200 metres above sea level, this plateau has a desolate, mountainous landscape and extensive network of streams. It is this impressive, plain landscape that makes the Greina plateau a unique natural wonder. Thank goodness the plans to build a power station in the 20th century fell through! Today, the Greina plateau is an experience for visitors of all ages. Bus Alpin helps make the Greina that bit more accessible, allowing us to hike to one of the SAC huts in just 1-4 hours. 

We begin our hike in Runcahez and walk through the forest and along the river into the valley. The path soon begins to climb and we take a break before the steep section to enjoy the beautiful landscape with its waterfalls and churn holes. Refreshed, we tackle the uphill turns until we reach the crest of La Greina. Sure-footedness is required, however there are some ropes to hold onto along the way. We soon catch sight of our destination, the Terri hut. From here we can look back down into the valley and see our entire route with Tödi in the background.

The following morning, we discuss which route to take. If we choose to walk around the Muot la Greina, we will cross to the lower, flatter section of the plateau with its meandering stream, gravel banks and wet meadows. From here, we can return to the Terri hut and our starting point. If we decide to continue in a southerly direction, we will cross wetlands until we reach the Motterascio hut. We will then descend to Lake Luzzone and Ghirone.


Variant /2nd day: We leave the Muot la Greina on the left side and hike directly into the Greina. We stay on the right side of the watercourse and cross the Greina Pass to the Scaletta hut. On the way we visit the "Arco di Greina" a well-known rock arch.  From the hut we still have the descent to Pian Geirett, from where we take the bus Alpin to Olivone. (Last trip: 3.46 pm) See timetable!


Sturdy footwear


Day 1: We follow the marked hiking trail to the Terri hut

Day 2:   Option A / We walk around the Muot la Greina, return to the Terri hut and then descend to Runcahez

Day 2: Option B / Keeping the Muot la Greina on our left, we directly hike up to the Greina plateau. We remain on the right of the water and cross the Greina Pass to arrive at the Scaletta hut. From the hut, we descend to Pian Geirett and then take the Bus Alpin to Olivone. Last bus back to Disentis: 3.45 p.m.

Day 2: Option C / We walk around the Muot La Greina and take a left on the Plaun la Greina to the Motterascio hut. We descend to Lake Luzzone and Ghirone, and then take the Bus Alpin to Olivone. Last bus back to Disentis: 4.14 p.m.


Public Transport

By Rhaetian Railway to Sumvitg.  www.rhb.ch      By Bus Alpin to Runcahez. June to September   www.busalpin.ch

Anreise Information

By car to Runcahez


Free parking near the small lake

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