Snowshoeing

Segnas - Caischavedra 539

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    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Im Val Segnas
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
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    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Ausblick unterwegs
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  • / Aufstieg durch den Wald
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Maiensässe in Caischavedra
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Caischavedra
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
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A pleasant climb up through the Val Segnas with views of the Medel glacier.
easy
3.8 km
2:00 h
571 m
0 m
Because the village of Segnas was spared from being burnt down when the French attacked in 1799, the old farmhouses - now several hundred years old - were preserved. Many of them have been lovingly restored. The pretty chapel is also worth a visit. It was dedicated to the plague saints Rochus and Sebastian, because in 1637 the Black Death raged in the village.The scenery through which the trail passes, however, is entirely white! It starts at the top end of the village. It's worth taking a quick look at the noticeboard in Segnas to find out about the route before you set off. At first, you are advised to be careful, because the Val Segnas is a popular off-piste descent from the skiing area. However, soon the trail plunges into the forest – and silence reigns.The trail winds gradually higher and higher in smooth bends. From time to time, between the tall pines, you glimpse Piz Muraun or the Medel glacier. By the time you reach the upper limit of the forest, you can already see the Panoramic Restaurant in Caischavedra. And it lives up to its name: in clear weather you can see right down into the Surselva. Then you can enjoy a leisurely ride down in the cable car.

Author’s recommendation

Wer es gemütlicher mag, macht die Tour in umgekehrter Richtung und geniesst eine Bergfahrt mit der Luftseilbahn.

Die Tour kann entlang der Skipiste bis nach Gendusas ausgedehnt werden. Für Speis und Trank wird in der Bar Nevada gesorgt.

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Author
Heidi Meier
Updated: February 28, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Caischavedra, 1851 m
Lowest point
Segnas, 1313 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.

Tips, hints and links

Snow condition:  www.disentis3000.ch

Start

Segnas (1311 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.693879, 8.830078
DMS
46°41'38.0"N 8°49'48.3"E
UTM
32T 487007 5171161
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Destination

Caischavedra

Turn-by-turn directions

For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.

Note

Wildlife refuge Aua da Gep-Plaun Menisch: December 15 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

From Zurich to Chur and Disentis. Further with Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn to Segnas. Walk to the start: 10 min.

Getting there

By car from Zurich and Chur to Disentis. Further in direction Oberalppass. Turn right to Segnas

Parking

Parking places beside the road

Coordinates

DD
46.693879, 8.830078
DMS
46°41'38.0"N 8°49'48.3"E
UTM
32T 487007 5171161
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Snowtrailmap Blatt 12 TÖDI

Equipment

Snowshoes can be hired on site: www.curschellas.ch or www.menzlisport.ch

 


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.8 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
571 m
Descent
0 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Point-to-point Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Clear area Forest

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