Cycling in Switzerland

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Hiking in the surroundings

Senda Sursilvana
Senda Sursilvana
Stage 1, Andermatt–Sedrun
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Vier-Quellen-Weg
Vier-Quellen-Weg
Stage 1, Andermatt, Oberalppass–Vermigelhütte
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Pazolastock - Rheinquelle
Pazolastock - Rheinquelle
Route 676, Oberalppass–Oberalppass
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 1, Andermatt–Disentis
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Biking in the surroundings

Alpine Bike
Maighelshütte–Oberalppass
Lutersee Bike
Tujetsch
Where the Vorderrhein rises

Where the Vorderrhein rises

It’s worth taking a detour in a southerly direction on the Grisons side of the Oberalppass. The source of the Vorderrhein (i.e. “Upper Rhine”) is located here. The Alpine landscape in the Maighels valley with its numerous blanket mires has remained largely intact.
The small remote valley of Val Maighelsstlich is located to the south east of the Oberalppass. Human influence has never held much sway in this valley. Despite its use for Alpine grazing, the landscape has remained largely intact.

Val Maighels lies in a typical mountain landscape formed by glaciers and characterized by blanket mires. The Val Maighels mire landscape is one of the highest in Switzerland.

Typically for the altitude of 2,200 metres ASL and the acidic and damp substratum, common sedge communities thrive here. Common cottongrass is the dominant species. In summer its inflorescences are transformed into light blue "balls of wool” which are prominent from a distance.

All of the main high mountain blanket mire types can be found in the Val Maighels: blanket mires in flood plains, on slopes in association with spring swamps, in the siltation zones of water courses and on the impermeable stone between glaciated knobs.

Lake Toma between Oberalppass and Val Maighels is particularly attractive. The source of the Vorderrhein is located here.
It’s worth taking a detour in a southerly direction on the Grisons side of the Oberalppass. The source of the Vorderrhein (i.e. “Upper Rhine”) is located here. The Alpine landscape in the Maighels valley with its numerous blanket mires has remained largely intact.
The small remote valley of Val Maighelsstlich is located to the south east of the Oberalppass. Human influence has never held much sway in this valley. Despite its use for Alpine grazing, the landscape has remained largely intact.

Val Maighels lies in a typical mountain landscape formed by glaciers and characterized by blanket mires. The Val Maighels mire landscape is one of the highest in Switzerland.

Typically for the altitude of 2,200 metres ASL and the acidic and damp substratum, common sedge communities thrive here. Common cottongrass is the dominant species. In summer its inflorescences are transformed into light blue "balls of wool” which are prominent from a distance.

All of the main high mountain blanket mire types can be found in the Val Maighels: blanket mires in flood plains, on slopes in association with spring swamps, in the siltation zones of water courses and on the impermeable stone between glaciated knobs.

Lake Toma between Oberalppass and Val Maighels is particularly attractive. The source of the Vorderrhein is located here.

Where the Vorderrhein rises

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Bundesamt für Umwelt
Bundesinventar der Landschaften
und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN)
BLN-Objekt-Nr. 1901
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bln@bafu.admin.ch
www.bafu.admin.ch/bln

Services

Places

Sedrun
Sedrun
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Accommodation

Café Dulezi / La Roda / Bäckerei
Café Dulezi / La Roda / Bäckerei
Sedrun
Camona da Maighels CAS
Camona da Maighels CAS
Sedrun
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Hiking in the surroundings

Senda Sursilvana
Senda Sursilvana
Stage 1, Andermatt–Sedrun
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Vier-Quellen-Weg
Vier-Quellen-Weg
Stage 1, Andermatt, Oberalppass–Vermigelhütte
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Pazolastock - Rheinquelle
Pazolastock - Rheinquelle
Route 676, Oberalppass–Oberalppass
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Cycling in the surroundings

Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 1, Andermatt–Disentis
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Biking in the surroundings

Alpine Bike
Maighelshütte–Oberalppass
Lutersee Bike