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273 Gravella-Loipe Bivio

Cross-country skiing
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Located in the heart of the idyllic mountain village of Bivio, this leisurely trail runs in a flat loop over the Gravella plain and along the Julia river.
Skating, Classic
easy
Distance 0.9 km
0:11 h
7 m
7 m
The name Bivio stands for «cross road». Here, the two passes separate - Julier, leading to the Engadin, and Septimer, the old «Säumerweg» to the Bergell. Historic paths run through the highest village in the Surses Valley. Even the Romans used to transport their goods here. Nowadays, Bivio stands for the enjoyment of nature and cosy fun in the snow.

The simple cross-country skiing round course starts between the village and the Residenza Plaz, and follows the plains of Gravella between the village and the Julia river. One doesn't have to worry climbing on the flat ski trail. Nonetheless, the trail offers a magnificent view, nestling between the Piz Neir, Piz Scalotta and Roccabella.

The trail offers ideal conditions for beginners and children, who would like to enjoy cross-country skiing.

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Author
Tourismus Savognin Bivio Albula AG
Update: November 12, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,771 m
Lowest point
1,765 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

Schneebericht Bivio

Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'769'878E 1'148'985N
DD
46.470638, 9.650679
DMS
46°28'14.3"N 9°39'02.4"E
UTM
32T 549954 5146546
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Turn-by-turn directions

Start: Zwischen Dorf Bivio und Residenza Plaz.

Die Route ist mit dem SchweizMobil Routenfeld 273 markiert.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Mit der Rhätischen Bahn von Chur nach Tiefencastel. Anschliessend mit dem PostAuto nach Bivio. Oder mit dem PostAuto nach Bivio.

Parking

Hinter dem Hotel Guidon, kostenpflichtig.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'769'878E 1'148'985N
DD
46.470638, 9.650679
DMS
46°28'14.3"N 9°39'02.4"E
UTM
32T 549954 5146546
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
easy
Distance
0.9 km
Duration
0:11 h
Ascent
7 m
Descent
7 m
Classic Skating Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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