2-Tagestour T5, Über Grat-Weg zur Capanna Cadlimo

21.2 km
7:30 h
961 mhd
1202 mhd
Steinbock unterwegs
Start am Oberalppass

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Val Maighels mit Bornengopass
Hut access on an airy and challenging ridge path, which is only recommended for experienced mountaineers.
Technique /6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2872 m
Lowest Point  1803 m
Best Season
Oberalp Pass
Stazione Piora
46.660303, 8.670187



Day 1: The first part of the hike we are on the way with the hikers who strive for the Tomasee and the Maighelshütte. On the way in Val Maighels we enjoy numerous natural beauties. In Plidutscha the Rhine splashes as a small stream to the valley, in the lakes Lai Urlaun and Lai Carin the mountains are reflected, meandering watercourses are decorated with flowers and woolly grass and at the Piogn Crap we dare a single step over the Rein da Maighels, which squeezes through a narrow crevice in the rock. On the Grava plain we expand the large stone mandli colony with another specimen.  In front of the Passo Bornengo, the vegetation is becoming increasingly sparse. Until well into July, Firn lies on the slopes and small, turquoise lakes form in the hollows.  Instead of descending to Pian Bornengo, we choose the new route over the stony and partly exposed ridge, eastwards to the point 2872. Steps or places with ropes make it easier to get ahead. But we have to keep helping us. At the top small lake below the crete we meet again on trail tracks that lead down to capanna Cadlimo.

Day 2: Up to the mountain station of the Ritom funicular, five lakes line our path, one more beautiful than the other. The Lago di dentro is still close to the hut, further south we walk along the Lago Scuro, then follow the Laghetti di Tanedo, then the Lago di Tom, with its legendary sandy beach and last the reservoir Lago Ritom. The funicular, one of the steepest in Europe, takes us down to the Leventina.


The area around Capanna Cadlimo is home to many ibexes


Sure-footedness and alpine experience are prerequisites. The ridge is marked white/blue, it has climbing points in it and is partially exposed.


Hiking equipment for all weathers. The mountain ridge is also weather border. The weather can change quickly


From the Oberalp Pass we follow the signposted hiking route in the direction of Tomasee, Maighelshütte, Bornengopass. On the Bornengo Pass we leave the white/red signposted route. On a ridge we climb eastwards to point 2872. We descend to the small lake below the ridge and reach trail tracks that lead to Capanna Cadlimo. On the second day we choose the signposted hiking trail in the direction of Lake Ritom. The mountain station of the funicular can be reached after the lake in about 30 minutes. By bus and train you can return to the starting point Oberalppass.


Public Transport

By train from Lucerne via Andermatt to Oberalp Pass. Or from Zurich via Chur to Oberalp Pass

Anreise Information

By train from Lucerne via Andermatt to Oberalp Pass. Or from Zurich via Chur to Oberalp Pass


Parking spaces at the top of the pass (GR free of charge/UR chargeable)

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