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528 Palpuogna Snowshoe Trail

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Snowshoe hike through the winter landscape around the small holiday resort of Preda along old muleteer paths, visit Switzerland’s most beautiful spot, the Lai da Palpuogna, and follow the trail through snowy pine forests.
moderate
Distance 4.2 km
1:35 h
188 m
189 m

After a pleasant trip up the mountain pass aboard the Rhaetian Railway on the UNESCO World Heritage railway pioneering route to Preda, this circular snowshoe hike leads from the train station and along the old muleteer route and over the Crestas da Palpuogna ridge to the Lai da Palpuogna. This idyllically situated lake was chosen in a survey as the "most beautiful spot in Switzerland". In the winter it is mostly covered by snow, but when the weather is cold enough and the precipitation is low, the lake freezes to black ice and one can even go skating on it.

The return route follows the pass road, which is closed during the winter, and then takes you along the hiking trail through the Lavizun forest to the Preda train station. Enjoy a hot drink at the Hotel Preda Kulm.

Author’s recommendation

Would you like to be accompanied on your snowshoe hike? Mark Sport offers guided tours on request.
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Author
Marc Barandun
Update: October 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,965 m
Lowest point
1,778 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

You can find the latest avalanche report at www.slf.ch or download the free White Risk app.

Please do not leave the path for your own safety and to protect the wildlife.

Use of the trail at your own risk.

Start

Preda (1,788 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'779'100E 1'162'401N
DD
46.588867, 9.775906
DMS
46°35'19.9"N 9°46'33.3"E
UTM
32T 559439 5159770
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Destination

Preda

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Preda

Getting there

In winter, Preda can only be reached by train

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'779'100E 1'162'401N
DD
46.588867, 9.775906
DMS
46°35'19.9"N 9°46'33.3"E
UTM
32T 559439 5159770
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Guided tours, equipment & all information:

Mark Sport AG

Sports and toboggan shop

Tel.: +41 (0)81 407 11 65

info@marksport.ch

www.marksport.ch


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Doris Weingartner
March 12, 2020 · Community
Die Tour war sehr schön, die Beschilderung ist auch ganz ok. Es gibt immer wieder Abzweigungen, die nicht auf der Karte eingezeichnet sind, aber bei schönem Wetter ist das kein Problem. Wir sind dann noch etwas weiter in Richtung Albula-Pass, weil die Aussicht dort immer noch schöner wurde.
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When did you do this route? March 12, 2020
Photo: Doris Weingartner, Community
Photo: Doris Weingartner, Community
Photo: Doris Weingartner, Community
Etwas oberhalb des Palpuogna-Sees
Photo: Doris Weingartner, Community

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Etwas oberhalb des Palpuogna-Sees

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
1:35 h
Ascent
188 m
Descent
189 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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