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Via Grischuna Stage 3: Bergün - Spinas

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    Via Grischuna
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The third stage of the Via Grischuna, which connects the two famous Swiss mountain destinations of Davos Klosters and St. Moritz, begins in Bergün and leads over the Albula Pass past the emerald-coloured Palpuegna Lake and over the Fuorcla Crap Alv to Spinas.
difficult
Distance 18 km
3:55 h
1,102 m
656 m
2,467 m
1,361 m
Stage 3 is the commuter stage into the Engadin region. Follow the river Alvra, out of Bergün, rolling without too much elevation gain along gentle forest trails, and passing under the arches of the Albula Railway. You’ve covered some quick kilometers by the time you reach the popular turquoise Lai da Palpuegna.

Cross the road at Crap Alv and recross after a gray rocky traverse. Climbing over the Albula tunnel, you arrive at another scenic turquoise lake, Lais digl Crap Alv, a picturesque stop to picnic. From there, the trail climbs a short bit more to Fuorcla Crap Alv. From the pass, it’s a steep descent into the Val Bever. Spinas is just a few kilometers downstream along the Beverin, a hotspot for mountain bikers and day hikers because of the easy access by train.

 

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/Via_Grischuna

Author’s recommendation

Not only the Crap Alv lakes are worth a stop, but also at Palpuegna Lake a rest is almost a must.
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Update: September 14, 2022
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Highest point
2,467 m
Lowest point
1,361 m
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Track types

Asphalt 1.06%Forested/wild trail 25.79%Path 72.94%Road 0.19%
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0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
4.6 km
Path
13.1 km
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https://elevation.alpsinsight.com/via-grischuna

Start

Bergün (1,365 m)
Coordinates:
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2'776'701E 1'166'723N
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46.628371, 9.746266
DMS
46°37'42.1"N 9°44'46.6"E
UTM
32T 557127 5164138
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Destination

Spinas

Turn-by-turn directions

Bergün - Preda - Lai da Palpuegna - Lais digl Crap Alv - Fuorcla Crap Alv - Spinas

Note

Wildlife refuge Val Bever: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'776'701E 1'166'723N
DD
46.628371, 9.746266
DMS
46°37'42.1"N 9°44'46.6"E
UTM
32T 557127 5164138
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18 km
Duration
3:55 h
Ascent
1,102 m
Descent
656 m
Highest point
2,467 m
Lowest point
1,361 m
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