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Disentis

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Oberalp Pass
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flowers, before eventually skirting the northern edge of Lake
Oberalp in town.
Visitors can also choose to explore the Oberalp Pass via
train. Swiss Railways offers short excursions to the small
villages of Tschamut Selva and Rueras, all within the
shadow of the Oberalp Pass.

Alpine Treks
It may be along a quiet hiking trail that the true beauty
of the Oberalp region comes into full view. Away from the
crowds, along the banks of snow-fed streams and sparkling
mountain lakes, lies the magic of Switzerland.
One of the most popular hikes from the Oberalp Pass is a
90-minute walk to Lake Toma (Tomasee). The hardpacked, marked trail leads through meadows dotted with
wildflowers: pink alpine roses, daisies and fluffy white
cottongrass. Overhead, rocky crags reach skyward, and
sheltered mountainsides protect patches of snow, even in
the height of summer.
The smooth waters of Lake Toma form the source of the
Rhine River, indicated by a brass trailside plaque. The
Rhine travels nearly 800 miles to the North Sea, through
the cities of Strasbourg, Cologne and Rotterdam. But here,
at Lake Toma, you can cross over Western Europe's second
longest river in a single stride.

	After visiting Lake Toma, return to Oberalp Pass, or hike
further, for an overnight at a mountain hut. Operated by
the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), Switzerland's mountain huts
offer simple accommodations, often dormitory-style. SAC
lodges are famous for their traditional alpine construction,
their hospitality and their tendency to attract nature lovers
from around the world. Fill up on a hearty dinner including
dumplings or fried potatoes, and, after sunset, bathe in the
light of a million stars.

Finish in Disentis
The village of Disentis promises many of the natural
attractions common throughout the Oberalp Pass:
wildflower hikes, alpine vistas, mountain lakes and
glacier-fed streams. But the town also enjoys a unique
history as part of the Romansh culture, which traces its
roots and language to the Roman Empire. In fact, Disentis
is known as Muster to Romansh speakers.
Disentis' Benedictine monastery preserves another piece
of the town's history. Founded in the year 720, the
monastery continues to bridge the region's historic and
contemporary life, offering a public cafe, simple but stylish
overnight lodging and a Benedictine museum.

Make plans now to hit the road in Switzerland! Your AAA Travel Agent can handle all the details. Call
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Departures
Because Someday
Travel Buzz
Costa Rica
Places We Love
AzaMazing Experiences on Sea & Land
Scandinavia
Under the Tuscan Spell
Italy
Agent Spotlight
Trip Notes
A Ship for the Senses
Art Imitates Life
Memory & Masterpiece
Ride the Rails from the Rockies to the Red Rocks
Colorado
Switzerland
Alpine Adventures
Idyllic Islands
Bermuda
The Road Less Traveled
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