This is a historic trading route on which cheese has been transported to the south. The cheese has been very popular for longer boat trips as it is very durable.
Our trail leads from Obergesteln to Riale (Kehrbäch) via 2450 metres high Gries alpine pass. This hike is characterized by varied alpine landscape as well as by history of emigrated Valais people and their relation to the old home country in Goms.
If you want to hike the whole route then a marching time of approx. 7 hours has to be expected. It is possible to shorten the route by taking postbus in direction of Nufenen and then exit under the alpine pass at Werkstrasse. One can save several hours of marching time and gradient.
After the alpine pass you pass through a „Mulattiera“ (mule track) to valley Morasca and to an artificial lake of the same name. Here the old settlement of Valais people Moraschg lies deep down under the water surface as it had to vanish in modern times. Upon arriving in Riale it can be recommended to hike further out of the valley to famous Tosa waterfalls and who likes to once to marvel at a holy Mary with skis takes a short sidetrip to the chapel.
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Places along the route: Obergesteln - Zum Loch - Aarenäst - Ladstafel - Griessee - Valle del Gries - Lago di Morasco - Riale
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Tour history (B14036)
First published: Donnerstag, 21. März 2013
Last updated: Mittwoch, 21. September 2016
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