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Water always offers a refreshing experience in the mountains around Disentis. With its many facets, summer in the mountains opens up a host of walking opportunities, complete with alpine herbs, blueberries and Alpine roses. The Cuflons walking trail is particularly interesting. The trail leads through a deep gorge along the Rhine, revealing beautiful spots where impressive, native spruce grow and the water weaves its way through the gorge.

The water playground in Fontanivas and the small circular walk to Caischavedra (Disentis mountain station) are ideal for families with children. Young walkers are told the story of Maurus and Madleina, a children's book by local artist Alois Carigiet, along the way.

We also recommend a visit to the monastery barn. The organic farm belongs to the monastery in Disentis and houses horned dairy cows, calves, oxen and small livestock. Visitors have a bird's eye view of the free-rage animals inside the monastery barn from above, on a footbridge. Next to the barn is the newly established Sennaria dairy. You can see the cheese being made through peepholes and purchase some delicious alpine cheese from the onsite shop.

If you're a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then head to the "Curtin Medelin" adventure park where you can put your rock climbing skills to the test and navigate ropeways and suspension bridges. And if you're really brave, you can even whiz over the river by zipwire.

Benedictine Monastery, Disentis

Disentis is home to an impressive Benedictine monastery. The Baroque site demonstrates the great confidence of the post-reformation period and is a striking feature of the landscape. In addition to visiting the monastery museum, guests can also sample regional, home-made delicacies such as pear bread and Bündner Nusstorte (Graubünden nut pastry) in the monastery shop. The monastery will be celebrating its 1300th anniversary in 2014!

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