Lake Toma - Source of the Rhine

Oberalppass

Sedrun: Blick nach Osten

Sedrun: Blick nach Osten

Milez/Rueras

Milez/Rueras

Sedrun

Sedrun

Sedrun: Cavradi - Milez - Crispalt Pign - Dieni - Tujetsch - Cuolm Val - Pazolastock - Piz Tuma - Piz Badus

Sedrun: Cavradi - Milez - Crispalt Pign - Dieni - Tujetsch - Cuolm Val - Pazolastock - Piz Tuma - Piz Badus

Sedrun: Cuolm Cavorgia und Surrein von

Sedrun: Cuolm Cavorgia und Surrein von

Sedrun: Cuolm

Sedrun: Cuolm

A calm lake lies near the Oberalp Pass. This lake's water flows clear and fresh into the valley. The Tomasee (Lake Toma) is considered to be the source of the Rhine. And it is only here that the river that flows through four countries can still be crossed with a single step.

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Description

Lake Toma, the cradle of the mighty Rhine, lies at an elevation of 2,344 meters, in the middle of a nature reserve. From the Oberalp Pass a 90-minute hike on marked paths leads to the lake, which lies beneath the Piz Badus. Cuckoo flowers, gentian, alpine roses, marguerites and white cotton grass grow on the edges of the path and the lake. The lake is listed as one of Switzerland's landscapes and natural monuments of national importance and its water has the quality of drinking water.

Also, here in the region of the Oberalp Pass the Rhine Route Veloland (Bicycle Country) Switzerland begins. On this route one could follow the Rhine up to Basel and further on to the coast of the North Sea.Two nearby SAC huts offer board and lodging.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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