Lukmanier Pass - Capanna Cadagno - Lake Ritom

15.1 km
5:20 h
632 mhd
728 mhd
Cadagno - und Ritomsee
Val Termine

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Blick zurück zum Lukmanierstausee
Hike through the Val Piora with a visit to the Capanna Cadagno to Lake Ritom. T2
Technique 2/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  2218 m
Lowest Point  1800 m
Best Season
Lukmanier Pass
Lake Ritom
46.563119, 8.800768



We hike comfortably from the Lukmanier Hospice along the left side of the reservoir to Val Termine. The following rough path, laid out by the military to the Passo dell'uomo , is not exactly what you want as a hiker. But as soon as we reach the highest point, we enjoy the intact nature again. To our left we catch a glimpse of the Pizzo delle Colombe, a peculiar jagged mountain that doesn't seem to fit into this landscape at all.

The Val Piora lies in front of us and soon we can already see the Cadagno hut . However, until we get there, there is still a lot to see on the way. Especially marmots! That's what the place is known for, and they're used to hikers, so we get pretty close. The beautiful terrace of the Capanna Cadagno invites you to linger. However, if you prefer to have a picnic, you will find beautiful places directly on the water a few minutes further on, on the shores of Lago Cadagno

We continue along the newly created path, all along the southern shore, to the dam wall. Here there is another place to stop for refreshments. The last stretch to the mountain station of the funicular we hike on a road.  The train ride is one last highlight: it is one of the steepest funiculars there is. We return to Disentis by bus and train


The conversion of the Cadagno hut has been successful. Architecture lovers will be delighted!


Fairtrail: Hikers share the trail with mountain bikers on certain sections.


Swimsuit. Lake Cadagno has a pleasant water temperature


From the Lukmanier Pass we follow the hiking trail in a westerly direction into Val Termine to passo dell' uomo. The former military road is partly quite rocky. Now we walk in the same direction to the Cadagno hut. After the hut, the road first leads a bit along the right bank of the lake. However, we leave this at the junction to the left bank side. At the dam wall we get back on a paved road to the mountain station of the funicular.


Public Transport

By train from Lucerne via Andermatt or from Zurich via chur to Disentis. By Postbus to the top of the Lukmanier Pass.

Anreise Information

By car from Lucerne over the Oberalp Pass and Disentis or from Zurich via Chur and Disentis to the Lukmanier Pass.


Parking next to Hospezi Santa Maria (free of charge)

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