Disentis - Alp Soliva
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A spectacular insight into the Bova Gronda landslide area. T2
Our hike takes us from Disentis train station to the opposite side of the valley to the year-round inhabited village of Cavardiras. First on a forest road and later on a hiking trail we quickly gain altitude and we can always take a look at Disentis between the fir trees.
It gets exciting when we reach the top of the Bova Gronda. A mighty rock fall in 1689 caused great devastation here. He destroyed the hamlets of Brulf and Valentin and there were 22 fatalities. For three hours, the landslide dammed the Rhine; fortunately, there was no tidal wave.
After this demolition point, the forest gradually clears and we hike through alpine rose bushes until we arrive at the round summit of Alp Soliva. The view is fantastic, the glaciers of the Oberalpstock and the Tödi are flashing. The meadows are dotted with flowers and invite you to take a nap, it is quiet and peaceful, only from time to time we hear the bells of grazing cows.
On the way again, we hike downhill past Alp Soliva, followed by a shady forest and soon we see the houses of Soliva. We sit down briefly on the bench in front of the small chapel before we take the last piece to Curaglia under our hiking boots. From Curaglia, the Postbus takes us back to Disentis.
Let a taxi take you to Cavardiras. It shortens the tour by about 1 hour
Hiking equipment. Sticks are helpful when descending.
From Disentis station we follow the roads to Cavardiras. Here begins the forest road to Caischavedra from where a hiking trail leads to Alp Soliva. At the highest point 2178 we choose the path downhill and we pass the alpine hut. In front of the forest we continue in the same direction to Soliva. Below the chapel, the trail leads down to Curaglia.
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