to Goschenen. TAVANASA. 92. Route. 335
into the Safier Thai (p. 332). The Piz Aul (10,250') is difficult (better from
Vrin, see below). To Vrin over the Fuorcla da Palnaul (9113'), to the S.,
between the Piz Aul and the Faltschonhorn, or over the Sallelleliicke (9082'),
between Piz Aul and Piz Seranastga, both laborious (6-7 hrs.; with guide).
The S.W. branch of the valley (Val Zervreila), watered by the Valser
Rhein, divides at the hamlet of Zervreila (5840'; poor inn), 2'/2hrs. above
Vals-Platz, into the Lentathal to the S.W. and the Kanallhal to the S. —
A toilsome route, requiring a guide, leads through the latter, across the
Kanal Glacier and the Zapportgrat (9314'), and down the Plattenschlucht
to the Zapportthal and (9 hrs.) Hinterrhein (p. 349). — In the grand and
interesting Lentathal, 1 hr. above Zerveila, is the beautiful Lampertsch-
Alp, or Sorreda-Alp (6581'; bed of hay). Thence over the Vernok or
Vanescha Pass (9806') to Vrin (see below) in 6-7 hrs., not difficult; over
the Sorreda or Scaradra Pass (9088') to Olivone (p. 341), 8 hrs., for adepts,
toilsome; over the Lentaliicke (9692') to Hinterrhein (9-10 hrs.) difficult, for
experts only, with good guides.
The road ascending to the right by the chapel of St. Moritz (see above)
leads to Cumbels and Villa (4081'; Post, rustic); then a bridle-path to Vigens,
Lumbrein, and (4 hrs.) Vrin (4771'; Casanova, poor), the principal village
in the Vrinthal or Upper Lugnetz Valley. From Vrin we may easily ascend
the Piz Regina (8294'; 4 hrs.; guide advisable), a fine point. Piz Cavel
(9660'; 5-6 hrs.), ascended by the Ramosa Alp and the Fuorcla de Ramosa
(S6941), also easy: descent to the N. to the Caveljoch (p. 336), if preferred.
Piz Aul (10,250'; 6-7 hrs.; with guide; superb view), by the Seranastga Alp,
difficult, for adepts only. Piz Terri (9996'), also difficult, is ascended from
the Vanescha Alp, l3/i hr. from Vrin, in 5 hrs., by the Blengias Alp and
the Gilda Glacier. Route over the Vanescha Pass to Zervreila, see above
Over the Caveljoch to Somvix, see p. 336. — From Vrin, with a guide (to
Olivone 18 fr.), we ascend past the mouth of the Val Vanescha (see above),
to St. Giusepp, Puzatsch, the Alp Dies-rut, and the (3 hrs.) Pass Diesrut
(7953'), on the S. side of the Piz Tgietschen (9377'). Descent to the Camona
Alp (7333'), at the head of the Val Somvix (see below), and again a gradual
ascent, passing the Piz Vint (10,387') and the Piz Gaglianera (10,243') on the
right, and the Piz Coroi (9130') on the left, to the Greina Pass (Passo Crap,
7743'). We next descend through the wild Val Camadra or upper part of the
Val Blegno, with the Piz Medel (10,510') on the W., by Daigra, Cozzera,
and Ghirone, to (3'/2 hrs.) Olivone (p. 341). Or, halfway between the Ca¬
mona Alp and the Greina Pass, we may cross the low Monlerascio Pass
(7415'), to the left, to the Monlerascio Alp, and descend the picturesque
Val Luzzone to Lorciolo, Cavallo, Davresco, and Olivone (shorter than the
Road from Ilanz by Versam to Bonaduz and Reichenau, see p. 332. —
From Ilanz to Elm over the Panixer Pass or the Sether Furka, see p. 64.
To Linththal over the Kistenpass, see p. 60.
The road follows the N. side of the narrow Rhine Valley, here
called Pardella; beyond (1 M.) Schnaus it crosses the Sether-Bach,
and beyond (l'/2 M-) #««'* , beautifully situated on the hill to the
right, the Panixer-Bach. On a rocky hill to the right rise the
picturesque ruins of the robbers' stronghold of Jorgenberg (3100').
To the right, 1 M. above the bridge of Ruis, a road (diligence from
Ilanz daily in 2 hrs. 20 min.) ascends by the village of Wallensburg (3301')
to (4 M.) Brigels (4230'; "Hot. Kistenpass; Hot.-Pens. Capaul), a summer
resort, prettily situated amid pastures. Above it the Val Frisal, with the
glacier of that name, ascends to the Bifertenstock (11,240'), which, as well
as the Piz Frisal (10,S10') and the Brigelser Horn (10,663'), may be ascended
from the Val Frisal (all difficult; see below).
Farther on, the scenery is inferior. To the right rises the Bri¬
gelser Horn (10,663'). The stream is crossed near (4!/2 M.) Tava-
nasa(2622'; *Kreuz), and again near (3 M.) Zignau or Rinkenberg.
High up on the N. slope lies Brigels (see above) ; then Dardina and