|Getting to the starting point:||Bahn/Strasse Andermatt–Disentis|
|Back from the destination:||dito|
|Difference in elevation:||Aufstieg 500m, Abstieg 500m|
|Season:||Juli bis Oktober|
|Note: Ein Abstecher in die familienfreundliche Maighels-Hütte verlängert die Tour um 50 Minuten (140m zusätzliche Höhendifferenz).|
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.
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.