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Long hike to the Greina plateau with an overnight stay in the Terri hut

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  • Willkommen auf der Terrihütte mit Tödi
    / Willkommen auf der Terrihütte mit Tödi
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Morgens im Val Sumvitg -Vor dem steilen Aufstieg
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Ein Blick zurück auf unseren Weg
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  • / mit Ketten gesichert
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Die Terrihütte ist in Sichtweite
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Ein Platz vor der Hütte
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  • / Blick in Richtung Crap la Crusch
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  • / Läusekraut
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  • / auf der Greina Blick nach Westen
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  • / auf der Greina Blick nach Osten
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  • / Nach Crap la Crusch mit Cassimoi und Casinello
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Steinmandli am Wegrand
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  • / Motterasciohütte in Sichtweite
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Capanna Motterascio
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  • / Stausee Luzzone mit Sosto
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Am See entlang
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  • / Blick zurück
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  • / Luzzone Restaurant
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Eine Wanderung in der Greina  Hochebene ist ein einmaliges Naturerlebnis.
moderate
Distance 24.5 km
10:00 h
1,181 m
1,240 m
At 2,200 metres above sea level, this plateau has a desolate, mountainous landscape and extensive network of streams. It is this impressive, plain landscape that makes the Greina plateau a unique natural wonder. Thank goodness the plans to build a power station in the 20th century fell through! Today, the Greina plateau is an experience for visitors of all ages. Bus Alpin helps make the Greina that bit more accessible, allowing us to hike to one of the SAC huts in just 1-4 hours. 

We begin our hike in Runcahez and walk through the forest and along the river into the valley. The path soon begins to climb and we take a break before the steep section to enjoy the beautiful landscape with its waterfalls and churn holes. Refreshed, we tackle the uphill turns until we reach the crest of La Greina. Sure-footedness is required, however there are some ropes to hold onto along the way. We soon catch sight of our destination, the Terri hut. From here we can look back down into the valley and see our entire route with Tödi in the background.

The following morning, we discuss which route to take. If we choose to walk around the Muot la Greina, we will cross to the lower, flatter section of the plateau with its meandering stream, gravel banks and wet meadows. From here, we can return to the Terri hut and our starting point. If we decide to continue in a southerly direction, we will cross wetlands until we reach the Motterascio hut. We will then descend to Lake Luzzone and Ghirone.

Author’s recommendation

Variante /2.Tag: Wir lassen den Muot la Greina auf der linken Seite und wandern direkt in die Greina hinein. Wir bleiben  auf der rechten Seite des Wasserlaufes und überqueren den Greinapass bis zur Scalettahütte. Unterwegs besuchen wir den "Arco di Greina" einen bekannten Felsbogen.  Von der Hütte bleibt uns noch der Abstieg nach Pian Geirett, von wo wir mit dem Bus Alpin nach Olivone fahren. (Letzte Fahrt: 15.46 Uhr) Siehe Fahrplan!

 

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Author
Heidi Meier
Update: September 25, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Greina, 2,268 m
Lowest point
Ghirone, 1,223 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Tips and hints

Accommodation in a mountain hut must always be booked in advance:  www.terrihuette.ch    www.capannamotterascio.ch    www.capannascaletta-vallediblenio.ch

Start

Runcahez (1,280 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'717'064E 1'170'999N
DD
46.679946, 8.968778
DMS
46°40'47.8"N 8°58'07.6"E
UTM
32T 497612 5169599
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Destination

Terri hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Day 1: We follow the marked hiking trail to the Terri hut

Day 2:   Option A / We walk around the Muot la Greina, return to the Terri hut and then descend to Runcahez

Day 2: Option B / Keeping the Muot la Greina on our left, we directly hike up to the Greina plateau. We remain on the right of the water and cross the Greina Pass to arrive at the Scaletta hut. From the hut, we descend to Pian Geirett and then take the Bus Alpin to Olivone. Last bus back to Disentis: 3.45 p.m.

Day 2: Option C / We walk around the Muot La Greina and take a left on the Plaun la Greina to the Motterascio hut. We descend to Lake Luzzone and Ghirone, and then take the Bus Alpin to Olivone. Last bus back to Disentis: 4.14 p.m.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By Rhaetian Railway to Sumvitg.  www.rhb.ch      By Bus Alpin to Runcahez. June to September   www.busalpin.ch

Getting there

By car to Runcahez

Parking

Free parking near the small lake

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'717'064E 1'170'999N
DD
46.679946, 8.968778
DMS
46°40'47.8"N 8°58'07.6"E
UTM
32T 497612 5169599
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Festes Schuhwerk 

Questions and answers

Question from Nina Kuster · August 05, 2020 · Community
Hallo, gibt es evtl. eine Möglichkeit die Route so zu gestalten, dass der Abstieg nicht ganz so steil ist? Lieben Dank im Voraus.
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Answered by Heidi Meier · August 05, 2020 · Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
Wenn man am zweiten Tag über den Greinapass und die Scalettahütte absteigt, gibt es etwas weniger Höhenmeter für den Abstieg. Vorausgesetzt, man nimmt den Greinabus ab Pian Geirett bis Campo Blenio: www.busalpin.ch

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.5 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
1,181 m
Descent
1,240 m
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