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33.08 Ospizio Bernina - Cavaglia, Via Albula / Bernina

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  • Lago Bianco
    Lago Bianco
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The hiking trail along the UNESCO World Heritage section of the Rhaetian Railway runs as near as possible to the Albula and Bernina railway line, regularly affording enchanting open views of an over 100-year-old total artwork in stunning Alpine scenery.

The beauty of Graubünden is world-renowned. No matter in what corner of the canton one travels, unique landscapes can be found everywhere- every spot in the mountain region is a masterpiece. In order to match this spectacular nature, the official white-red-and-white trail markers have been newly painted by an artist, called Stefan Rüesch.

moderate
Distance 9.4 km
2:50 h
240 m
780 m
2,358 m
1,692 m

After the white glacier waters of Lago Bianco, the route leads up to the fantastic vantage point of Sassal Mason with views of Piz Palü, its glacier seeming almost close enough to touch, the heart-shaped Lagh da Palü, Alp Grüm and Val Poschiavo. The peaceful high valley of Cavaglia below offers an invitation to linger.

 

Newly designed trail markers

Everyone knows them: the white-red-and-white trail markers that show hikers that way. From September 2017, five of these look a little different on this trail. Artist Stefan Rüesch has set his hand, or rather his brush, to these and made these signs live up to the beauty of the surrounding nature. True to the motto: Every spot a masterpiece.

Find those newly designed trail markers by clicking on the map above.

Author’s recommendation

Ideal section for families.
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Cordula Seiler
Update: July 03, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,358 m
Lowest point
1,692 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Dirt road 27.15%Forested/wild trail 23.06%Path 38.04%Unknown 11.73%
Dirt road
2.5 km
Forested/wild trail
2.2 km
Path
3.6 km
Unknown
1.1 km
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Rest stops

Bahnhofbuffet Ospizio Bernina
Hotel Restaurant Alp Grüm

Safety information

Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections

Tips and hints

Start

Ospizio Bernina (2,250 m)
Coordinates:
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2'798'446E 1'142'964N
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46.408654, 10.019846
DMS
46°24'31.2"N 10°01'11.4"E
UTM
32T 578385 5139958
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Destination

Cavaglia

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'798'446E 1'142'964N
DD
46.408654, 10.019846
DMS
46°24'31.2"N 10°01'11.4"E
UTM
32T 578385 5139958
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
240 m
Descent
780 m
Highest point
2,358 m
Lowest point
1,692 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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