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Lake Toma is regarded as the source of the Rhine, and this is the only place where the river that traverses four countries can be crossed with one step. The hike starts on the Oberalp Pass and crosses the valley southwards (with almost no variation in height); then it climbs 350m to the enchanted mountain lake.

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.

It is well worth walking right to the end of the lake to enjoy the reflections. We choose hiking trail no. 49 for our descent, which leads from the outflow of the lake through a small gorge, continuing on as a high mountain trail in the direction of the Maighels hut. This SAC hut sleeps around 90 and its kitchen is renowned for hearty meals and delicious home-baked cakes.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Oberalppass
Destination
Oberalppass
Direction
Round trip
Altitude (meter above sea level)
2367 m
Ascent
648 m
Descent
648 m
Distance
12 km
Duration
3 h 45 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
July - October
Theme
With panoramic view, Along Water
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Contact

Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
Via Alpsu 64a
7188 Sedrun
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)81 920 40 30
Fax +41 (0)81 920 40 39
info@disentis-sedrun.ch
disentis-sedrun.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

12 km

Duration

3 h 45 min

Ascent

648 m

Travel information: Oberalp

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