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725 Lagh da Caralin

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On the trail of the natural phenomenon of glaciers. It takes us from Alp Grüm to the newly formed lake – with the Palü Glacier always in view – down through larch forests to the Glacier Garden in Cavaglia, featuring thousands of years of the Earth’s history.
moderate
10.1 km
4:19 h
307 m
703 m
The starting point for the hike is Alp Grüm. Initially it rises gently in a northerly direction as it follows the railway line. After crossing the railway line the trail forks and continues on towards Lagh da Caralin in a short steep climb before winding its way along the slope, now in a more leisurely climb.

With the Palü Glacier always within our sight, we are also rewarded with views of Alpe Palü, the Val Poschiavo and the Bergamo Alps. Now and again we need to cross a scree slope. The glacial lake, Lagh da Caralin, was formed as a result of the constant melting of the glacier and was only discovered a few years ago. It does not even feature on older maps.

The steep descent towards Alpe Palü initially takes us along rugged rock faces and then through larch forests on to Lake Palü. After a further descent we reach the plain of Cavaglia with the Glacier Garden. The glacier mills were formed some 12,000 to 15,000 years ago by the rolling motion of the granite rocks swept along by the glacier. The Garden is open to individual visitors and takes approx. 30 minutes to tour. 

Author’s recommendation

We do not recommend that you undertake the hike in the opposite direction.

During the spring season rare alpine flora can be found here.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2326 m
Lowest point
1690 m
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Safety information

Please note: 

Depending on snow conditions throughout the winter, snow fields may last right through to the summer months. 
Earth-shifts can also occur after heavy rainfall.

 

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Alp Grüm (2073 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.374975, 10.030571
UTM
32T 579258 5136227

Destination

Cavaglia

Turn-by-turn directions

Die Route ist als Bergwanderweg (weiss-rot-weiss, Schwierigkeitsstufe T3) signalisiert. Ausgangspunkt ist die Bahnstation Alp Grüm, das Ziel liegt bei der Bahnstation Cavaglia. Der Abschnitt von Mot durch die Flanke des Sassal Masone zum Palü-Bach ist teilweise steinschlaggefährdet und sollte deshalb zur Zeit der Schneeschmelze oder bei intensivem Niederschlag nicht begangen werden. An zwei Stellen führt der Wanderweg hier durch kurze Tunnels; eine leicht exponierte Passage ist hangseits mit einem Drahtseil gesichert.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The tour can be shortened by using the public transport.

Service passengers

CH-7742 Poschiavo

T +41 81 288 54 54

poschiavo@rhb.ch 

www.rhb.ch 

 

Timetable: www.sbb.ch/en 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
4:19h
Ascent
307 m
Descent
703 m
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