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Tomülpass 2450 m

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  • Richtung Tomül
    / Richtung Tomül
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  • / Pradätsch
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  • / Weg Richtung Tomül
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Day tour through diverse cultural and natural landscapes over the Tomül Pass situated at 2,450 m above sea level, which links the Vals Valley with Safiental.
moderate
Distance 13.5 km
6:15 h
1,244 m
806 m
Shady forest sections, the view on the Pradätsch over the Zervreila dam and the "Matterhorn of the Grisons", a network of meandering waterways on the Riedboda and the fantastic views on the Tomül Pass make this tour an unforgettable experience.

Author’s recommendation

You can save time saving (approx. 2 hours) by starting on Riefawald with the tour: Vals hiking bus: Registration required at phone 081 935 16 49. Timetable see www.vals.ch.
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Author
Adrian Vieli
Update: July 10, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,421 m
Lowest point
1,256 m
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Safety information

White-red-white tour.

Mother cows defend their calves. Keep a large distance and be aware of how the mother cow is behaving.

Keep the dog on a leash and let it go in case of emergency or attack. link behavior http://www.wandern.ch/de/wandern/sicher-unterwegs/mutterkuhherden

Tips and hints

www.vals.ch

Start

Vals Dorf (1,255 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'733'416E 1'164'423N
DD
46.617740, 9.180540
DMS
46°37'03.9"N 9°10'49.9"E
UTM
32T 513823 5162702
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Destination

Tomülpass

Turn-by-turn directions

From Platz, follow Dorfgasse north of the church to the upper edge of the village. From here, the trail leads in a south-eastwardly direction to the north of a small stream and up a steep, rocky slope with hardly any switchbacks. After crossing a dirt road, follow a few steep switchbacks up this slope dotted with light-coloured rocks (beneath the Wissflua). From here, the trail becomes less steep, leading in a north-easterly direction through shrubs and coniferous forests until you reach a series of steep switchbacks that will take you to the Riefa spring pasture (1,642 m).

Continue along this trail, passing through the Riefawald with the Tomülhorn towering above. Follow a series of switchbacks to the Pradätsch (1,953 m). Enjoy a stunning view out of the valley over the Tödi Range and looking into the valley towards Zervreila and over numerous mountain peaks in the Adula massif. Following the gently sloping trail leading up to the Tomül Valley, you will arrive the Riedboda (elevation approx. 2,030 m). Crystal clear water (Tomülbach stream), cotton grass and lush meadows are what make Riedboda so attractive. From this valley floor the trail climbs up the valley slope to the Lochli. Walk across the graceful masonry arch bridge that spans the stream flowing from Chli-Tomül (Little Tomül), and you will arrive at the main grazing level of the Tomül mountain farm (2,179 m).

From the farm, take the pass trail northward to the stream that flows downhill from Tomül Pass. Cross the stream and follow the trail to Tomül Pass (2,450 m), which marks the border to the municipality of Vals. The trail over the pass and across the mountain pastures and meadows is in good condition and it’s an easy walk via the Falätscha mountain farm to the Turrahus (inn) in the Safien Valley. You can either return on the same pass trail or by the postal bus service via Safien-Turrahus to Versam, then by train to Ilanz and then the postal bus service back to Vals.

 

Ascent: 3 hours 45 minutes

Descent: 2 hours

 

Time: 5 hours 45 minutes in total.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

To Vals by Postbus (coming from Ilanz).

Getting there

Via Chur-Ilanz to Vals.

Parking

Parking "Bidem" (paying necessary) near the village square.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'733'416E 1'164'423N
DD
46.617740, 9.180540
DMS
46°37'03.9"N 9°10'49.9"E
UTM
32T 513823 5162702
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

LK 1:25'000 Nr. 1234 (Vals)

Equipment

Solid, rainproof, warm clothing. Solid mountain or trekking boots. Gloves, hat, sun protection. Walking poles, food and drink in a rucksack, first aid kit, topographical map, altimeter, compass, mobile phone, torch.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.5 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
1,244 m
Descent
806 m
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