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Family walk to Fontanivas

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Entertaining walk with plenty to keep the kids occupied
easy
Distance 5.5 km
2:00 h
221 m
221 m
1,183 m
1,052 m
This varied walk heads west from Disentis train station to the Sontga Gada chapel.   This solitary chapel, which dates back to the 11th century, was renovated in 1420 and is a reminder of the Saracen invasion in 940. The 15th century frescoes are well worth seeing. Follow the wide path down to the Rhine and Cuflons, where there is a lovely barbecue spot. We recommend sitting down and listening to the water for a few minutes before crossing the bridge that dates back to Roman times. The trail along the Rhine is particularly fascinating. Through the trees you can see into the streambed with its eroded potholes. Follow the Lukmanier Pass road until you reach your destination of Fontanivas. This place offers everything you need for a sunny summer's day: bathing lake, water playground, restaurant and plenty of space in which to relax. Refreshed and rested, you can return to the train station, walking part of the route between well-maintained dry stone walls. The entire route can be navigated with a kid's off-road buggy.

Author’s recommendation

In Cuflons befindet sich eine Schweizer Familie-Feuerstelle direkt am Rhein.

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Author
Heidi Meier
Update: July 07, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Sontga Gada, 1,183 m
Lowest point
Fontanivas, 1,052 m
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Track types

Nature trail 59.70%Road 40.29%
Nature trail
3.3 km
Road
2.2 km
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Safety information

Nur für sportliche Kinderwagen geeignet (keine Stadt-Buggy`s mit kleinen Rädern)

Tips and hints

Fahrplan: www.sbb.ch

Start

Disentis (1,129 m)
Coordinates:
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2'708'286E 1'173'627N
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46.705061, 8.854686
DMS
46°42'18.2"N 8°51'16.9"E
UTM
32T 488891 5172399
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Destination

Disentis

Turn-by-turn directions

From Disentis train station to the village church. Here you turn left and left again by the stream. You will now find yourself on a road leading to Sontga Gada. A wide hiking trail leads down to the Rhine. Keep left by the bridge until you reach the road. Cross the road and you will find yourself in Fontanivas. Head east through the forest until you reach the signpost, where you should keep to the left. Follow the dry stone wall trail until you reach Raveras. There is then a short climb to the station, which will already be in view.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Disentis

Getting there

By car to Disentis train station

Parking

Parking available at Disentis train station (subject to a charge)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'708'286E 1'173'627N
DD
46.705061, 8.854686
DMS
46°42'18.2"N 8°51'16.9"E
UTM
32T 488891 5172399
w3w 
///audit.hypocrite.betrayal
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Für sportliche Kinderwagen geeignet


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Rating

2.0
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Corinna De Salvador
July 08, 2020 · Community
Diese Strecke ist auf keinen Fall Kinderwagen tauglich. Wir haben einen top offroad Kinderwagen und oft ist die Strecke zu steil auf rutschigem Kiesweg neben steiler Böschung. Viel zu gefährlich. Ohne Kinderwagen top.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
221 m
Descent
221 m
Highest point
1,183 m
Lowest point
1,052 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Suitable for strollers

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