680 Senda Desertina
680 Senda Desertina

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Senda Desertina

Senda Desertina

Disentis, Bahnhof–Disentis, Bahnhof

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Senda Desertina

Senda Desertina

Relax by the side of the rushing Anterior Rhine and enjoy fantastic views of the Surselva from the Muntatsch. In between, visit chapels and churches with beautiful wall frescoes and dreamy little villages with typical farmhouses in Oberland style. The circular walk is usually passable even in winter.
The path leads through flower-covered meadows from the station in Disentis to Fontanivas. The lake here is an inviting place to spend some time, or even to take a swim in summer. There are plenty of sunny or shady places to sit in the fields, and children can romp around in the water playground. The walk continues down to the rushing Anterior Rhine, with views of soapstone cliffs and glacier mills, and on towards Cuflons.

Sacred buildings are an important feature of the landscape around Disentis. There are no fewer than 14 churches and chapels, reflecting the importance of religion here. They are also of interest architecturally. Take, for example, the Sontga Gada church which you pass on the walk. The walls of this 12th century Romanesque chapel are decorated with ancient frescoes. In earlier times, there is said to have been a Celtic place of worship here. Then you go via Cuoz to Segnas, which is listed in the Swiss Inventory of Sites Worth Protecting (ISOS). The houses are built in typical Walser style using interlocking logs ("Strickbau") and, while weathered by the sun, are very well maintained. In Acletta, the next stopping place, you must visit the baroque chapel of Maria Immaculata with its wonderful architecture inside and the famous painting of the Madonna by Carlo Francesco Nuvolone, dating back to 1672.

From up on the Muntatsch, an amazing vista opens up of the Medel glacier. In Clavaniev, the old heart of the village has remained unspoilt with many small barns, a dairy and a wooden baker's oven at the entrance to the village. The route takes you via Turtengia and then through the forest to the former gallows at Fuortga, of which you can still see the two stone columns. After descending through the abbey forest, the circular walk finishes back at Disentis station.
Relax by the side of the rushing Anterior Rhine and enjoy fantastic views of the Surselva from the Muntatsch. In between, visit chapels and churches with beautiful wall frescoes and dreamy little villages with typical farmhouses in Oberland style. The circular walk is usually passable even in winter.
The path leads through flower-covered meadows from the station in Disentis to Fontanivas. The lake here is an inviting place to spend some time, or even to take a swim in summer. There are plenty of sunny or shady places to sit in the fields, and children can romp around in the water playground. The walk continues down to the rushing Anterior Rhine, with views of soapstone cliffs and glacier mills, and on towards Cuflons.

Sacred buildings are an important feature of the landscape around Disentis. There are no fewer than 14 churches and chapels, reflecting the importance of religion here. They are also of interest architecturally. Take, for example, the Sontga Gada church which you pass on the walk. The walls of this 12th century Romanesque chapel are decorated with ancient frescoes. In earlier times, there is said to have been a Celtic place of worship here. Then you go via Cuoz to Segnas, which is listed in the Swiss Inventory of Sites Worth Protecting (ISOS). The houses are built in typical Walser style using interlocking logs ("Strickbau") and, while weathered by the sun, are very well maintained. In Acletta, the next stopping place, you must visit the baroque chapel of Maria Immaculata with its wonderful architecture inside and the famous painting of the Madonna by Carlo Francesco Nuvolone, dating back to 1672.

From up on the Muntatsch, an amazing vista opens up of the Medel glacier. In Clavaniev, the old heart of the village has remained unspoilt with many small barns, a dairy and a wooden baker's oven at the entrance to the village. The route takes you via Turtengia and then through the forest to the former gallows at Fuortga, of which you can still see the two stone columns. After descending through the abbey forest, the circular walk finishes back at Disentis station.
13 km | 1 Stage
540 m | 540 m
3 h 45 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Disentis/Mustér
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Arrival / return travel Disentis/Mustér
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Contact

Disentis Sedrun Tourismus
Via Acletta 2
7180 Disentis/Mustér
Tel. +41 81 920 40 30
info@disentis-sedrun.ch
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Hotel-Restaurant La Furca
Hotel-Restaurant La Furca
Disentis/Mustér
TCS Camping Disentis
TCS Camping Disentis
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Places

Disentis
Disentis
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Places of interest

Disentis Monastery
Disentis Monastery
Disentis–Sontga Gada
Disentis–Sontga Gada
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Signalization

Signalization
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