Lukmanierpass - Capanna Cadagno - Ritomsee

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 from the Lukmanier Hospice comfortably left side along the reservoir into Val Termine. The following rough path, laid out from 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 Pizzo delle Colombe, a peculiar, jagged mountain that doesn't seem to fit into this landscape.

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

We continue along the newly created path, all along the southern bank, to the dam. Here there is once again a refreshment stop. The last stretch to the mountain station of the funicular we hike on a road. The ride by train is one last highlight: It is one of the steepest funicular railways there is. By bus and train we return to Disentis


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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