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49 Vier Quellen Weg ( Four Springs Trail )

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Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren Explorers Choice 
  • Bergsee auf dem Oberalppass
    / Bergsee auf dem Oberalppass
    Photo: Romedi Conradin, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Vier Quellenweg Stein mit Tomasee
    Photo: Cordula Seiler, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Oberalppass mit Fellilücke
    Photo: Cordula Seiler, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Wanderer an einem Bergsee
    Photo: Romedi Conradin, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Alpenrose
    Photo: Romedi Conradin, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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The Vier-Quellen-Weg (Four Springs Trail) in the Gotthard Massif leads to the sources of four rivers: the Rhine, Reuss, Ticino and Rhone. A tour through an exceptional Alpine landscape with a wide diversity of fauna, flora and witnesses to a historic past.
moderate
Distance 80 km
29:07 h
4,157 m
3,958 m
2,745 m
1,352 m
The Four Springs Trail leads through richly contrasting landscapes in the cantons of Uri, Graubunden, Tessin and the Valais, to the sources of four rivers: the Rhine, Reuss, Ticino and Rhone. It crosses over six passes: the Maighels, Sella, Gotthard, Lucendro, Nufenen and Furka. The hike takes you through many wetlands with streams, pools, lakes and moors with typical vegetation. Longer sections lie above the tree line, where mainly dwarf shrubs are found.

An extremely scenic high-level hike leads along the north slope of the Bedrettotal valley. Following a climb to the Nufenenpass the route leads 1100 m down into Obergoms. Along the way you catch sight of the Griesgletscher (glacier), Europe’s highest-altitude wind turbine, a historic stone bridge dating from 1761 near Ladstafel, a gorge with hanging bridge and typical Walser houses.

On the last stage, the Rhone is your constant companion and the Rhonegletscher (glacier) an impressive experience. You will also see witnesses to a historic past such as the steam train on the Furka mountain section and a military fortification on Alp Galen.

Author’s recommendation

Wandern Sie bequem von Unterkunft zu Unterkunft und profitieren Sie vom im Preis inbegriffenen Gepäcktransport.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,745 m
Lowest point
1,352 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections right through to the summer months.

Tips and hints

Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
Via Alpsu 64a
CH-7188 Sedrun
Tel. +41 81 920 40 30
Fax +41 81 920 40 39
infodisentis-sedrun.ch
www.disentis-sedrun.ch

Start

Andermatt (2,040 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'694'342E 1'168'335N
DD
46.659582, 8.671285
DMS
46°39'34.5"N 8°40'16.6"E
UTM
32T 474850 5167388
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Destination

Furklapass Belvédère

Turn-by-turn directions

Stages:

49.1 Andermatt, Oberalppass–Vermigelhütte
49.2 Vermigelhütte–Gotthardpass
49.3 Gotthardpass–Capanna Piansecco CAS
49.4 Capanna Piansecco CAS–Obergesteln
49.5 Obergesteln–Furkapass, Belvédère

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Diese Tour kann mittels öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel vereinfacht werden.

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'694'342E 1'168'335N
DD
46.659582, 8.671285
DMS
46°39'34.5"N 8°40'16.6"E
UTM
32T 474850 5167388
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
80 km
Duration
29:07 h
Ascent
4,157 m
Descent
3,958 m
Highest point
2,745 m
Lowest point
1,352 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Linear route

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  • 5 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 13.3 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 889 m
Descent 899 m

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from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 11.4 km
Duration 4:45 h
Ascent 884 m
Descent 823 m

from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 19.5 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 1,035 m
Descent 1,156 m

from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Difficulty moderate Stage 4 closed
Distance 21 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 924 m
Descent 1,543 m

from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Difficulty moderate Stage 5
Distance 16.6 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,369 m
Descent 456 m

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