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Old pass road Lukmanier / Pass Roman Disentis – Curaglia

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  • Talblick oberhalb von Mompe Medel
    / Talblick oberhalb von Mompe Medel
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Steingesäumter Weg nach Mompé Medel
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Kapelle Sontga Gada
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / historische Brücke in Cuflons
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Mompé Medel mit Brigelserhörner
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Blick auf den Medelsergletscher in Mompé Medel
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Hier führt der Weg hinauf
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Curaglia
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
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Hike along the first section of the old mule track over the Lukmanier Pass.
moderate
Distance 6 km
2:30 h
432 m
302 m
A varied hike along a section of the old path over the Lukmanier Pass following in the footsteps of our forefathers. The numerous restaurants dotted along the route mean that you can travel light. Starting from the Acla da Fontauna stop on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn railway line, follow the trail flanked by old stone walls that leads to Sontga Gada Church. The church, which can be seen for quite some distance, was built around 1100 and is a reminder of the Saracen invasion. An easy path leads down to the Rhine, where you'll find a lovely barbecue spot on the river bank. Then comes the steep ascent to Mompé Medel.    Beyond the village, you will continue to find traces of the old mule track which leads high up above the Medelser-Rhine gorge to Curaglia. It wasn't until the end of the 18th century and the discovery of gunpowder that a suitable path could be blasted through the gorge, making the freight route via Mompé Medel redundant. From Curaglia, the post bus takes you back to Disentis.  

Author’s recommendation

We recommend making a detour to the village of Mutschnengia, where there is a fascinating suspension bridge that spans the Mutschnengia Valley and a restaurant with a sun terrace.

www.hotel-cuntera.ch

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Author
Heidi Meier
Update: September 21, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Vergera, 1,440 m
Lowest point
Cuflons, 1,104 m
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Tips and hints

Einkehrmöglichkeit in Curaglia: www.vallatscha.com

Fahrplan Zug und Postauto: www.sbb.ch

Start

Disentis (1,205 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'707'600E 1'172'695N
DD
46.696790, 8.845500
DMS
46°41'48.4"N 8°50'43.8"E
UTM
32T 488187 5171482
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Destination

Curaglia

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the bus stop in Acla da Fontauna, head south along a marked trail to Mompé Medel. From the church, proceed along a tarmac road until the trail forks in the direction of Curaglia. Once you rejoin the road outside Curaglia, it is another 40 minutes or so to the village.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

 

By Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn to the Acla da Fontauna (Disentis) stop

 

Getting there

By car to Disentis sports centre

Parking

Free parking available at Disentis sports centre

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'707'600E 1'172'695N
DD
46.696790, 8.845500
DMS
46°41'48.4"N 8°50'43.8"E
UTM
32T 488187 5171482
w3w 
///pigs.carriage.geek
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
432 m
Descent
302 m
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