On an old path to Val Sumvitg
Show all 12 images
Pleasure hike along an old path towards Tenigerbad to Val, with a stop at the cozy Ustria Val. T1
We start our hike at the church in Surrein, whose steeple is home to one of the largest bat colonies in Switzerland in summer. After the last typical Graubünden wooden houses, we try to imagine how it was back then, more than a hundred years ago, when aristocratic guests were transported by sedan chair or horse-drawn carriage along this path to Tenigerbad to have their illnesses cured there. The path first winds along the Rein Sumvitg and later climbs steadily. From time to time we have beautiful views of the wide and stony stream bed. Alders, birches and firs alternate and we cross small streams that carry debris into the valley during heavy rainfall. Further up it becomes rocky and the river disappears more and more in the valley bottom. After leaving the forest, we can already see the top of the chapel of Val. We meet a farm where more than twenty donkeys let the sun shine on their fur. Then we have reached our destination. Val a small, almost forgotten hamlet on the summer route to the Greina plain. We stop at the Ustria Val and enjoy a house coffee and homemade nut cake with whipped cream.
Set it up so that you have lunch in the Ustria Val. The Capuns are legendary. Please reserve in advance.
Visit Surrein when it gets dark and watch the bats as you leave the church tower to go in search of food at night.
On the way there are small debris flows that you have to cross.
Poles are recommended
At the church in Surrein-Sumvitg we follow the hiking trail signs towards Tenigerbad, into Val Sumvitg. We always stay on this path, until Val and go back the same way.
Summer opening Oberalp Pass www.tcs.ch
Responsible for this content: Sedrun Disentis Tourism SA.
This content has been translated automatically.
This website uses technology and content from the Outdooractive platform.