Several little hamlets surround the main village of Disentis. The old houses, the rural atmosphere and the great aesthetics for photography or just plain contemplation are absolutely worth a day-long hike. Farther down the valley is Ilanz/Glion, a larger collection of villages.
From Disentis you can easily reach two dramatic Alpine passes. The Lukmanier Pass roadway provides the connection from our region to the sunniest part of Switzerland, the Ticino. There you can enjoy Italian flair, palm trees, warm lakes in summer and great ice cream.
To the west, the Oberalp Pass roadway and railway lead to the intriguing heritage village and great ski area of Andermatt (now part of a joint lift pass with Disentis and Sedrun), and onward to central and western Switzerland. In summer, an ascent of the pass by car, motorbike or bicycle is rewarded with great views and tasty treats at the top. In winter, the bright red narrow gauge railway – emblematic of the Swiss mountains – takes you onto and over the pass, free of charge if you hold a ski pass.
All around in our mountains, you find little mountain huts belonging to the Swiss Alpine Club. Like everywhere in the Swiss Alps, there are also numerous privately owned huts. There you can spend the night or just to have a coffee or a lunch break on your hike. Some of them are very easy to reach, some are further away. If you are contemplating a serious hike or climbing outing, we recommend hiring a mountain guide. (Sorry, this site is in German-language only.)