Searching for gold in Graubünden
Gold has a unique attraction for people. The Romans and Celts were already looking for it, and the fascination of the coveted precious metal has remained until today. At this event you too can go in search of gold. Together with local gold-washers you will discover the idyllic gorges of the Surselva, and soon you will hold self-found natural gold in your hands. During a barbecue at the campfire you can talk about the gold rush. A sparkling adventure for young and old!
Your program could look like this
In Disentis/Fontanivas you will meet the local gold panners. They also have all the necessary material with them. Then you will go to the river together, and after a short introduction to the subject, you will work with the gold panning lock in the morning, before you learn how to use the safety trough (colloquially called "gold panning pan") in the afternoon. You can take home the treasures you have found in a small glass.
Time requirements and lunch
Your gold panning event could start at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. with a lunch hour. Lunch, a grilled cervelat, is enjoyed like real gold panners on the banks of the river. Other times and catering options are available upon request. Let us advise you.
Size of group
8 to 50 people
May till October
German, French, English, Italian, romanisch
|incl. 7.7% VAT|
|From 8 pers.||70.00||/pers.|
Included in the price
|-||Short historical introduction|
|-||Information on geology and gold panning techniques|
|-||Expert support during the event|
|-||Required equipment (safety trough, sluice, shovel, boiler, jars etc.)|
|-||Barbecue fun with cervelat and bread|
|-||outward and return journey|
|-||Drinks by consumption|
|Rubber or fishing boots|
|-||Rent on site: knee boots for CHF 5.00 per person, fishing boots for CHF 15.00 per person|