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Saturday, 12.06.2021

7th stage: Time-Trial Disentis-Sedrun - Andermatt


Where the Rhine has its origin, guests and locals draw energy and relaxation from many sources. Near the Oberalp pass, where the highest lighthouse of the world marks the source of the Rhine symbolically, one finds the small, mystical Tomasee, which can be easily reached after a leisurely hike. Here, the Rhine has its source, and its water trickles as small brook into the depth, marking the beginning of a flowing connection between the Alps and the North Sea. 

Apart from the Tomasee, numerous hiking and biking routes, summits and lookout points, SAC-cabins and two idyllic bathing lakes invite to excursions. For racing cyclists, there are unforgettable and demanding pass rounds across the Lukmanier or the Oberalp pass waiting - or the route through the spectacular Rhine ravine Ruinaulta to Chur.

In Disentis Sedrun and the upper Surselva, one still lives the regional Romansh tradition. Thus, guests are welcomed, depending on the time of day, with a "Bien di" or "Buna sera" - good day or good evening. The cultural and spiritual centre of the region is the more than 1400-year-old Benedictine cloister of Disentis, where around 20 monks live and work in this community to this day.

Did you know? The most famous speciality of Grisons measures only 4cm in the version of the confectioner Reto Schmid - nothing more than a "Fünfliber" (5 Swiss Francs coin). The 19-gram light "Bündner Mini Nusstörtli" from Sedrun, a traditional Grisons nut cake, is a delicacy.

Bien di and welcome to Disentis Sedrun

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Andermatt Holiday Region comprises six municipalities: Andermatt, Hospental, Realp, Göschenen, Wassen and Gurtnellen. Andermatt lies in the Ursern Valley at 1,444 metres above sea level and its population counts approximately the same. Mobility around the Gotthard Massif can be demonstrated excellently by the history of the Ursern Valley: The central location in the midst of Alpine passes has been well known and actively used since Roman times. Historically, north-south travel has always best managed via the Gotthard, with only one mountain pass to cross.

Andermatt Holiday Region is just the right place for those who want to reach new heights on two wheels. The eight surrounding alpine passes and a wide range of bike trails allow you to get the most out of your road bike, mountain bike or e-bike.

Andermatt is an attractive destination for every age group and has been a focal point throughout the ages, whether due to trade, its strategic location or its touristic offering. In summer, the Alpine passes beckon with extraordinary views and hikes, and in winter the snow-blanketed valley glitters and sparkles like mountain crystal. Ski slopes for every level as well as cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails are only a bit of what the region has to offer.