Thusis – Tiefencastel
A spectacular trail leads from Domleschg through the Schinschlucht gorge. The climb to the hamlet of Muldain is rewarded with spectacular views. The Solis viaduct and St. Peters church in Mistail dating from the 8th century form more highlights on this hike.
Tiefencastel – Bergün
The second section leads to one of the highlights of the Via Albula/Bernina, the impressive Landwasser viaduct. Prior to this it runs alongside the foaming Albula river and then on the «Wasserweg ansaina» to a scenic spot for a souvenir photo of the world-famous RhB Rhaetian Railway viaduct. You then continue past Filisur with its historic village centre. Passing the tanzenden Hexen von Bellaluna (dancing witches of Bellaluna) the trail leads up to the well-kept, historic railway station at Stugl. Finishing point at Bergün with its Engadin houses, a mecca for railway enthusiasts.
Bergün – St. Moritz
Hike through a true masterpiece of engineering. The mountain hike follows the banks of the Albula river, and several times crosses the railway line, which along this stretch features the boldest of railway routes. The Bahnerlebnisweg (Railway experience trail) illustrates this 100-year-old railway engineering feat.Past Preda, the mountain hike leads past the crystal-clear Palpuogna lake, over Weissenstein Alp or Crap Alv up to the Fuorcla Crap Alv (2466 m altitude) and steeply down into Val Bever to the idyllic stage destination of Spinas. From here by train to St.Moritz.
St. Moritz – Alp Grüm
By train you reach Morteratsch, where you hike through moorland and alpine pastures to the Bernina Pass. Here one highlight follows the other: Stazerwald, Pontresina, Glacier World, watershed Lago Bianco-Lej Nair and the highest mountains in Graubünden. After Lago Bianco, colored white by the glacier water, to the fantastic viewpoint Sassal Mason with a view of Piz Palü with its almost tangible glacier, the heart-shaped Lagh da Palü, Alp Grüm and the Val Poschiavo.
Alp Grüm – Poschiavo
Steep descend towards Seebodenalp, one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the Swiss mountains. Take a break in the mountain hut. If you want, you can shorten today’s hike by cable car down to Küssnacht am Rigi. From there you get back to Luzern by ship.
Poschiavo – Tirano
Along the way, the massive curved Brusio viaduct will amaze you. The varied route leads through orchards, chestnut groves and vineyards to Italy. S. Perpetua in Tirano gives an excellent overview of the Mediterranean landscape and the town with its venerable palazzi.
Departure or extension
It is easy to shorten the long legs in the beginning of the trip. If you want to walk everything good stamina is needed. Some of the trails lead over narrow and rocky paths. Surefootedness is needed. Especially for the descend to Val Bever.
| Season 1 |
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023
| Season 2 |
17.06.2023 - 08.09.2023
|Via Albula & Bernina, 8 days, CH-GRWTT-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge single room||309.00||309.00|
Category: 3***-hotels and inns
| Season 1 |
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
| Season 2 |
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Luggage transfer
- 1 Railway pass Thusis – Tirano 2. class (valid for all regular train connections along the way)
- 1 Entrance to the Albula museum in Bergün
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room
- GPS-data available
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Rail journey via Chur to Thusis.
- Airport Zurich, Basel or Friedrichshafen.
- Parking: public parking at the train station (www.parking.ch), approx. EUR 30 per week, no advance reservation.
- Return journey from Tirano to Thusis by train in approx. 3,5 hours.
Things to note
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!