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33 Via Albula/Bernina

Long distance hiking trail
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Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren Explorers Choice 
  • Berninapass
    / Berninapass
    Photo: Nico Schärer
  • / Landwasserviadukt
    Photo: Nico Schärer
  • / Hospizio Bernina
    Photo: Nico Schärer
  • / Morteratsch Gletscher
    Photo: Nico Schärer
  • / Palpuognasee
    Photo: Nico Schärer
  • / Brusio
    Photo: Nico Schärer
  • /
    Photo: Nico Schärer
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The hiking trail along the UNESCO World Heritage section of the Rhaetian Railway runs as near as possible to the Albula and Bernina railway line, regularly affording enchanting open views of an over 100-year-old total artwork in stunning Alpine scenery.
moderate
126.2 km
41:24 h
4228 m
4456 m

In terms of solving structural- engineering problems and the harmony between their encroachment and nature, the Albula/Bernina railway line is a masterpiece from railway pioneering days. The first part of the hike leads along the Albula line from Thusis, north of the Alps, through the Albulatal valley via the Fuorcla Crap Alv into Val Bever and through the unique Upper Engadin high plateau to St. Moritz. The southern four sections continue over the Berninapass into Val Poschiavo and finally reach Tirano in the Italian Veltlin.

Making the journey on foot through one of the most varied natural and cultural landscapes between high Alpine, Alpine and sub-tropical zones, continually accompanied by the Albula and Bernina railway, is one of the most wonderful of all hiking experiences. The UNESCO structures, such as bridges, viaducts (helical) tunnels and stations set in wild natural Alpine surroundings can best be discovered on this hike in total harmony with nature. Three language regions, numerous landscape gems and places with special character round off this hiking experience.

A long-distance hike for everyone, as it constantly crosses the route of the Rhaetian Railway, providing the assurance of being able to climb aboard at any time and thus arrange and adapt the one-day stages to suit individual fitness levels and interests.

Author’s recommendation

Book Albula/Bernina trek online including luggage transport under www.graubuenden.ch.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2479 m
Lowest point
426 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Tips, hints and links

Guestinformation Viamala
Bahnhof / Schalter RhB
7430 Thusis
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30
info@viamala.ch

Ente Turistico Valposchiavo Stazione
7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 05 71
Fax +41 (0)81 844 10 27
info@valposchiavo.ch
www.valposchiavo.ch

Start

Thusis (700 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.697107, 9.441027
DMS
46°41'49.6"N 9°26'27.7"E
UTM
32T 533718 5171600
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Destination

Tirano (I)

Turn-by-turn directions

Stages:

33.1 Thusis–Tiefencastel
33.2 Tiefencastel–Filisur
33.3 Filisur–Bergün
33.4 Bergün–Preda
33.5 Preda–Spinas
33.6 Spinas–St. Moritz
33.7 St. Moritz–Ospizio Bernina
33.8 Ospizio Bernina–Cavaglia
33.9 Cavaglia–Le Prese
33.10 Le Prese–Tirano (I)

Note

Wildlife refuge Fullun: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Diese Tour kann mittels öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel vereinfacht werden.

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Coordinates

DD
46.697107, 9.441027
DMS
46°41'49.6"N 9°26'27.7"E
UTM
32T 533718 5171600
w3w 
///replenish.adults.incurring
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Lorenz Schilling
March 20, 2016 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour. Allerdings haben wir die Etappen etwas anders gestaltet.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
126.2 km
Duration
41:24h
Ascent
4228 m
Descent
4456 m
Round trip Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights

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  • 10 Stages
moderate Stage 1
19.1 km
7:13 h
1136 m
959 m
The hiking trail along the UNESCO World Heritage section of the Rhaetian Railway runs as near as possible to the Albula and Bernina railway line, ...
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
moderate Stage 2
11.2 km
3:53 h
522 m
304 m
Unsere Tipps für folgende Etappe der Via Albula / Bernina: Das imposante Landwasserviadukt der Rhätischen Bahn Der spannende Wasserweg ...
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
moderate Stage 3
9.6 km
3:15 h
729 m
432 m
Unsere Tipps für folgende Etappe der Via Albula / Bernina: Das Bergdorf Filisur: Das Dorf bezaubert durch malerische Gassen, Plätze und Gebäude.
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
moderate Stage 4
6.5 km
2:30 h
512 m
98 m
Unser Tipp für folgende Etappe der Via Albula / Bernina: Auf dem Bahnerlebnisweg erfahren Sie spannendes über die Geschichte des UNESCO ...
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
moderate Stage 5
12.3 km
4:30 h
698 m
668 m
Unser Tipp für folgende Etappe der Via Albula / Bernina: Der kristallklare Palpuognasee im Lärchenwald - eine Oase der Erholung.
2
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

33.06 Spinas - St. Moritz

easy Stage 6
12.2 km
3:43 h
250 m
290 m
Unsere Tipps für folgende Etappe der Via Albula / Bernina: Die Skulpturen auf dem Märchenweg von Bever nach Spinas Ortschaft St.
1
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

33.07 St. Moritz - Ospizio Bernina

moderate Stage 7
29.6 km
10:10 h
1035 m
724 m
Unsere Tipps für folgende Etappe der Via Albula / Bernina: Gletscherwelt des Morteratsch Die Wasserscheide Lago Bianco-Lej Nair auf dem ...
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
moderate Stage 8
9.4 km
2:50 h
240 m
780 m
The hiking trail along the UNESCO World Heritage section of the Rhaetian Railway runs as near as possible to the Albula and Bernina railway line, ...
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
moderate Stage 9
10.9 km
2:59 h
24 m
751 m
Unsere Tipps für folgende Etappe der Via Albula / Bernina: Ein Abstecher zu den Gletschermühlen von Cavaglia lohnt sich allemal Wie die ...
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
moderate Stage 10
13.5 km
4:56 h
368 m
904 m
Unsere Tipps für folgende Etappe der Via Albula / Bernina: Das mächtige Kreisviadukt von Brusio lädt unterwegs zum Staunen ein ...
from Graubünden Ferien,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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