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Winter hiking

371 Bergalga-Weg

Winter hiking · Viamala
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  • Bergalga Avers
    / Bergalga Avers
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  • / Winterwandern im Hochtal Avers
    Photo: Roman Eugster, Viamala Tourismus
  • / Winterwandern_Avers-Bergalga
    Photo: Roman Eugster, Viamala Tourismus
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Short hikes in the treeless Avers high valley above Andeer offer one thing above all else: silence. With the cross-country trails and ski slopes far behind, the only distractions are snow-covered mountain peaks like the Gletscherhorn or Wengahorn.
easy
5.9 km
2:00 h
96 m
96 m

In Bergalga, a side valley off Avers, there’s more untouched nature, peace and quiet, and fresh, cool mountain air. Its seclusion has spared Avers from military invasion and devastation since the 14th century. Its culturally and historically important buildings, in particular the traditional Walser houses, have largely been preserved, as have the original settlement structures. Combined with the abundant natural beauty, they give the valley a special charm. When the hydroelectric power plants were built from 1958 to 1962, the Averserstrasse to Avers-Juf was made safe for winter travel.

The winter hiking trail starts in Avers-Juppa, which is easy to reach by Postbus. From the pony lift, start by hiking along the cross-country skiing trail, past the Cavetta ski hut and into the Bergalgatal. The further into the open, isolated and almost flat valley you go, the quieter it becomes. You can’t even hear the marmots whistling in the cold months; the cute rodents are nestled up, in hibernation. The Bergalgatal is in fact one of the Alpine regions with the most marmots.

As you walk through this lonely landscape, the hectic rush of everyday life simply slips away. Your only distraction comes from snow-capped mountains such as the Piz Platta, Gletscherhorn, Wengahorn and Grauhorn. And if you scour the slopes carefully, your gaze might be drawn by chamois, ibex, golden eagles or even bearded vultures. Turn around at the Nüwa Stofel Alpine hut and leave the valley by the same path.

Author’s recommendation

Einkehrmöglichkeiten im Hotel Bergalga oder in der Skihütte Carvetta in Avers-Juppa.

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2074 m
Lowest point
1975 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Bergalga
Skihütte Cavetta

Tips, hints and links

Gästeinformation Viamala
Bodenplatz
CH-7435 Splügen
Tel.: +41 (0)81 650 90 30
E-Mail: info@viamala.ch
Internet: www.viamala.ch

 

Start

Juppa, Parkplatz Ponylift (1974 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.450991, 9.547430
DMS
46°27'03.6"N 9°32'50.7"E
UTM
32T 542043 5144303
w3w 
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Destination

Juppa, Parkplatz Ponylift

Turn-by-turn directions

Juppa - Vorder Bergalga - Nüwa Stofel - Vorder Bergalga - Juppa
The route is market with the number 371.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Avers-Juppa can be reached by Postbus.

Getting there

Auf A13 die Ausfahrt 26-Avers-Juf/Ferrera nehmen. Danach auf der Hauptstrasse Richtung Rofla weiter bis Avers-Juppa.

Coordinates

DD
46.450991, 9.547430
DMS
46°27'03.6"N 9°32'50.7"E
UTM
32T 542043 5144303
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
96 m
Descent
96 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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