49 Vier-Quellen-Weg
49 Vier-Quellen-Weg
49 Vier-Quellen-Weg
49 Vier-Quellen-Weg

Hiking

Vier-Quellen-Weg

Vier-Quellen-Weg

Andermatt, Oberalppass–Furkapass, Belvédère

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Vier-Quellen-Weg

Vier-Quellen-Weg

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.
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.
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.
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.
81 km | 5 Stages
4600 m | 4400 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Oberalppass
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Season

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

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Belvedere Furka
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Services

Accommodation

Camona da Maighels CAS
Camona da Maighels CAS
Sedrun
Vermigel-Hütte
Vermigel-Hütte
Andermatt
Capanna Piansecco CAS
Capanna Piansecco CAS
All'Acqua
Capanna Corno-Gries CAS
Capanna Corno-Gries CAS
Bedretto
Hotel Astoria
Hotel Astoria
Ulrichen
Hotel Furka
Hotel Furka
Oberwald
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Oberwald
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Bookable offers

49 Four Headwaters Trail
49 Four Headwaters Trail
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Places

Gotthardpass
Gotthardpass
Ulrichen
Ulrichen
Obergesteln
Obergesteln
Oberwald
Oberwald
Grimselpass
Grimselpass
Furkapass
Furkapass
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Places of interest

Where the Vorderrhein rises
Where the Vorderrhein rises
The source of the Rhine, Tomasee
The source of the Rhine, Tomasee
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Gotthard Pass trade route
Gotthard Pass trade route
Malle-poste historique
Malle-poste historique
Obergesteln–Griespass
Obergesteln–Griespass
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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