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679 Wasserfälle am Lag da Pigniu

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A walk to an unusual historical monument on the Panix dam wall and the romantic, high cascading waterfalls at the Lag da Pigniu (in German, Panix Lake; in English, Lake Pigniu).
moderate
Distance 13 km
4:31 h
462 m
457 m
1,476 m
1,177 m
The walk starts in Andiast, a sunny mountain village with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. On the trek toward Panix there are two fire pits, the family rest area at Camartgin has a large playground, keeping children well entertained. The dirt road then leads part way along the «Schmuerbach» creek up to the dam wall. The dam wall is covered in a mural by the Graubünden artist Martin Valär depicting Russian Field Marshal Suvorov crossing the Panix pass as he fled from the French army with his troops, in 1799.

During a walk around the lake you can admire the high cascading waterfalls. Also on display are the magnificent mountains like Péz Fluaz (2814m). It's worth taking a break at the fire pit by the lake to enjoy the views and tranquillity. The fireplaces have a grill and firewood.

If you still have enough stamina on the return hike, there is an option to use the climbing facility along the dam wall. Or for those in need of a break, several rest stops can be found in Pigniu / Panix or Andiast.

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Antonella Klee
Update: May 24, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,476 m
Lowest point
1,177 m
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Asphalt 14.56%Forested/wild trail 53.03%Path 33.86%
Asphalt
1.9 km
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6.9 km
Path
4.4 km
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Tips and hints

Surselva Tourismus
Info Brigels
Via Principala 34
7165 Breil/Brigels
Tel. +41 (0)81 941 13 31
brigels@surselva.info
www.surselva.info

Start

Andiast (1,177 m)
Coordinates:
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2'728'197E 1'183'154N
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46.787216, 9.117649
DMS
46°47'14.0"N 9°07'03.5"E
UTM
32T 508979 5181525
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Destination

Andiast

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Andiast - Camartgin - Lag da Pigniu - Andiast

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'728'197E 1'183'154N
DD
46.787216, 9.117649
DMS
46°47'14.0"N 9°07'03.5"E
UTM
32T 508979 5181525
w3w 
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al S
September 03, 2020 · Community
Schöner Aufstieg mit Aussicht, zum Schluss recht steil. Der Stausee ist nichts besonderes, die Wasserfälle je nach Jahreszeit (hatten im Frühsommer nicht so viel Wasser). Grillstellen um den Stausee. Auf dem Rückweg kann eine Variante genommen werden welche mir auch gut gefallen hat.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
4:31 h
Ascent
462 m
Descent
457 m
Highest point
1,476 m
Lowest point
1,177 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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