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Sedrun circular trail

Cross-country skiing · Graubuenden · open
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  • Flott unterwegs in Rueras
    / Flott unterwegs in Rueras
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / In Sedrun
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Langlauf ist auch bei Kindern beliebt
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Loipe mit Blick auf Piz Muraun
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
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There is often hoar frost on the snow and the bushes beside the Rhine – so this trail offers you a very special experience of Nature as well as lots of sporting fun. Some striking buildings along the way are Putnengia castle and the Vorderrhein hydroelectric power station.

open
Skating, Classic
moderate
13.4 km
1:30 h
221 m
221 m

Easy stretches where you can glide along alternate with more challenging sections; there are some strenuous climbs and speedy descents. From where it starts by the municipal building, the trail first takes you along below the villages of Sedrun and Rueras. In Dieni you pass the ruined castle of Putnengia. It is thought to have been built in the 13th century by the lords of Ponteningen and was inhabited for over 200 years. The family, who came from Disentis and had Walser roots, was put in charge of Tujetsch.

After a few more loops, you reach the lowest point of the trail and ski alongside the Rhine – sometimes through the forest and then across open fields again. After the power station comes an area which has now been renatured, having been the installation site for the NRLA construction project for over 20 years.  So now it is accessible to cross-country skiers. The gently climbing section back to Sedrun is also there thanks to the NRLA project: the temporary rail access to the construction site has remained in place and in winter forms part of the cross-country skiing trail.

If you include all the loops, the complete circuit is about 14 kilometres long. However, it can be shortened or extended in various places as you please. Less energetic skiers would do best to ski along the valley, starting at the power station.

Author’s recommendation

Sedrun's 2 km long night-time cross-country ski trail between Ara and Giu Mila below Rueras is floodlit from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

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Author
Heidi Meier
Updated: March 16, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Sedrun Dorf, 1334 m
Lowest point
Sedrun Talsohle, 1331 m
Best time of year
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Equipment

Cross-country skiing equipment can be hired from Sport Curschellas or from the Monntains winter sports school.

http://www.disentis-sedrun.ch/sportgeschaefte-und-vermietung.html

Tips, hints and links

For the latest information about snow conditions: http://www.skiarena.ch/skifahren/pistenbericht.html

 

Start

Sedrun Gemeindehaus (1397 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.678476, 8.773205
UTM
32T 482654 5169460

Destination

Sedrun Gemeindehaus

Turn-by-turn directions

 The route is marked as follows: the start of the trail is just below the municipal offices.

This route is only signposted in one direction:  signposted in the direction Rueras-Dieni-power station, Sedrun (anti-clockwise)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Mit dem Zug von Luzern über den Oberalppass oder von Zürich über Chur nach Sedrun. Zum Start der Loipe unterhalb des Gemeindehauses benötigen Sie ca. 10 Minuten.

Getting there

Mit dem Auto von Luzern  oder von Zürich über Chur nach Sedrun.

Der Oberalppass hat Wintersperre. Es besteht ein Autoverlad

Parking

Parkplätze unterhalb des Gemeindehauses
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status
open
crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
221 m
Descent
221 m
Public transport friendly Classic Skating Loop Refreshment stops available

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