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53 Bernina-Tour: Stage 1 Poschiavo - Bernina Pass

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  • On the way up to Alp Grüm, there are great views of Val Poschiavo
    / On the way up to Alp Grüm, there are great views of Val Poschiavo
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Waterfall on the ascent to Lagh da Palü
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Lagh da Palü
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Alp Grüm
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / View over the panoramic terrace of the restaurant Belvedere down to the Val Poschiavo
  • / Lago Bianco
  • / Lago Bianco
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / lovely evening atmosphere at Lago Bianco
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz
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Walk along the UNESCO World Heritage route of the Rhaetian Railway from Poschiavo up to the Bernina Pass
moderate
Distance 14.6 km
6:00 h
1,254 m
14 m
The long distance hike starts in the lovely Val Poschiavo. But take a deep breath as the Bernina Tour starts with an ascent of more than 1200 metres altitiude difference. But don't worry, the constantly changing views and landscapes will make you less aware of the steepness of the hiking trail. In addition, there are many worthwhile viewpoints to use as rest stops.

As you leave the village, the ascent begins. Following the signpost for Cavaglia, the path winds its way up through alpine meadows and through deciduous and coniferous woods. If the time allows, it is worth visiting the glacier garden in Cavaglia. Not only are the beautifully cleaned glacier mills impressive, but the view down to the Val Poschiavo is also spectacular. Past the Cavaglia railway station, the Bernina Tour takes you through the gorge and pass Lagh da Palü up to the famous Alp Grüm curve of the Rhaetian Railway. A stop at Alp Grüm is a must in one of the two lovely panoramic restaurants (Alp Grüm station or Belvedere restaurant).

Once you reach the Lago Bianco, it is not far to the end point of this stage at the Ospizio Bernina station.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01 
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

 

Booking
Eurotrek AG
Zürcherstrasse 42
CH-8103 Unterengstringen
Phone: +41 44 316 10 00
E-mail: eurotrek@eurotrek.ch 
Internet: www.eurotrek.ch/bernina-tour-6-5 

Author’s recommendation

Depending on your fitness level, the tour can also be shortened by using the Rhaetian Railway as a "climbing aid" for a stretch.
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Update: July 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
2,264 m
Lowest point
1,011 m
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Start

Poschiavo (1,013 m)
Coordinates:
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2'801'435E 1'133'716N
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46.324612, 10.054684
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46°19'28.6"N 10°03'16.9"E
UTM
32T 581187 5130655
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Destination

Ospizio Bernina

Turn-by-turn directions

Poschiavo - Cavaglia - Alp Grüm - Lago Bianco - Ospizio Bernina

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the train on the Unesco World Heritage Line to Poschiavo.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'801'435E 1'133'716N
DD
46.324612, 10.054684
DMS
46°19'28.6"N 10°03'16.9"E
UTM
32T 581187 5130655
w3w 
///mats.suppers.untrained
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,254 m
Descent
14 m
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