The Wild Road to Tomül Pass

Tomülpass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.418m (7,933ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The road to the summit was built in the 1940s by Polish internees.

The road to the summit, known as “Path of the Poles”, is totally unpaved. The 2.5 metre-wide road runs from Gäste- und Ferienhaus Wanna to Alp Tomül. The former trail was upgraded into a road suitable for light motor vehicles in the 1940’s. A significant role in construction was played by interned Polish soldiers, who during the 2nd World War carried out work on national defenses, road and bridge construction as well as farming.
The road to the summit is brutally steep, hitting an 18% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Gäste- und Ferienhaus Wanna guest house, the ascent is 5.3 km (3.29 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 690 meters. The average gradient is 13.01%.
Pic: Stein Bock


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