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49 Vier Quellen Weg ( Four Springs Trail )

Long distance hiking trail
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Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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    Photo: Antonella Klee, System
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Map / 49 Vier Quellen Weg ( Four Springs Trail )
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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.
medium
80 km
29:07 h
4157 m
3958 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
medium
Technique
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Landscape
Altitude
2745 m
1352 m
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Safety information

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

Tips, hints and links

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 (2040 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.659582, 8.671285
UTM
32T 474850 5167388

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

Public transport

Diese Tour kann mittels öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel vereinfacht werden.

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
80 km
Duration
29:07 h
Ascent
4157 m
Descent
3958 m
Tour route Stage tour Nice views

Statistics

  • 5 Stages
Hiking trail Bergsee auf dem Oberalppass
2014-03-20
medium Stage 1
13.3 km
5:15 h
889 m
899 m
by Romedi Conradin,  Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Central Switzerland

49.02 Vermigelhütte - Gotthardpass, Vier-Quellen-Weg

Hiking trail Quellsee
2014-03-20
medium Stage 2
11.4 km
4:45 h
884 m
823 m
by Romedi Conradin,  Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail Wanderer an einem Bergsee
2014-03-20
medium Stage 3
19.5 km
7:30 h
1035 m
1156 m
by Romedi Conradin,  Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail Murmeltier
2014-03-20
medium Stage 4
21 km
7:30 h
924 m
1543 m
by Romedi Conradin,  Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail Alpenrose
2014-03-20
medium Stage 5
16.6 km
6:30 h
1369 m
456 m
by Romedi Conradin,  Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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