First, the Rhaetian Railway train twists its way through loop tunnels and over viaducts on its upward journey. The journey is simply stunning and quite breathtaking – not least because it is on a route that legends are made of and one which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2008. From the train you can see the tobogganers making their way down into the valley.
Starting 1,800 metres above sea level in Preda, this route takes you 400 altitude metres downhill to Bergün – a tobogganing experience you will not forget in a hurry. The route winds its way with great views of the Maiensäss settlement of Naz and the surrounding mountains. It wends its way under the viaducts and through the winter landscape towards Bergün, where the route slowly flattens out. This route runs along a closed pass road with an even gradient that makes it ideal for tobogganing. As the longest illuminated toboggan run in Europe, it is also suitable for families with children, but caution is advised at the curves.
The sledging run is illuminated at night from Tuesday to Sunday - a special experience for everyone!
- Always remain seated when sledding.
- Wear warm clothes and sturdy footwear.
- Smart sledders wear helmets.
- Small children must be accompanied by an adult.
- No mechanical brakes or plastic bobs allowed.
- Do not sled face down or tie several sleds together.
- No dogs allowed.
- Do not run up the sled run.
- Adjust your speed accordingly.
- What to do in an accident: Secure the accident site. Provide First Aid. Call for help.
- Take note of any emergency signalling. Do not obstruct the ambulance.
Getting thereBy car to Bergün and from there take the train to Preda.
ParkingAt the entrance of the village there is a large parking lot. The day ticket costs CHF 5.00.
Sleds can be hired in Bergün at the following retailers:
Veja Alvra 46
Tel. +41 (0)81 407 11 65
- Bergün in the centre of the village
- Preda at the train station
Veja Stazion 11
Tel. +41 (0)78 642 59 51
- Bergün near the train station
- Preda near the Hotel Kulm
Basic Equipment for Sledding
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
Technical Equipment for Sledding
- Sled with tow strap
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
- Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
- Ski goggles 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.