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673 Bernina-Express

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  • Photo: Filip Zuan, Valposchiavo Tourismus
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This route links the Engadin with the Valposchiavo, and within just a few hours leads through several climatic zones, crosses the backbone of the Alps and offers dramatic views of the highest adhesion railway line in Europe - part of Unesco World Heritage.
moderate
Distance 37.6 km
3:00 h
680 m
1,350 m
2,273 m
1,011 m

Starting point is the key junction of Samedan; finish is the town of Poschiavo. Despite the high-alpine terrain, the route - which for extensive sections is a single-track trail - is passable throughout.

The northern approach is characterised by long stretches with a very gentle gradient, interrupted by a couple of short, steep climbs. The view of the dazzling glaciers of the Bernina massif is just one of many highlights. From Pru dal Vent, above Alp Grüm, there is a magnificent view of the Lago di Poschiavo.

The piazza in Poschiavo has a wonderful, unmistakably Mediterranean, charm: the Italian border is close by.

HOME OF TRAILS

Incidentally, you will pass by the Cascata da Bernina (mountain stream) on this bike tour, just like Danny MacAskill and Claudio Caluori did in the "Home of Trails" video.

Discover Morteratsch

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
2,273 m
Lowest point
1,011 m

Track types

Asphalt 2.87%Dirt road 0.95%Forested/wild trail 2.87%Path 10.32%Road 1.40%Unknown 81.56%
Asphalt
1.1 km
Dirt road
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
1.1 km
Path
3.9 km
Road
0.5 km
Unknown
30.7 km
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Start

Samedan (1,710 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'786'725E 1'156'532N
DD
46.534014, 9.872969
DMS
46°32'02.5"N 9°52'22.7"E
UTM
32T 566942 5153753
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Destination

Poschiavo

Turn-by-turn directions

Samedan - Pontresina - Passo del Bernina - Alp Grüm - Cavaglia - Cadera – Poschiavo

Note

Wildlife refuge Chapütschöl: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Rhaetian Railway

Vor über 100 Jahren ging sie in Betrieb: die Berninalinie. 1910 wurde der direkte Zugbetrieb zwischen St. Moritz und Tirano aufgenommen. 61 Kilometer höchste Baukunst vor der Kulisse des höchsten Bündner Bergs. Dieser besondere Hochgenuss, der am gewaltigen Palü- und Morteratschgletscher vorbeiführt, der südliche Lebenslust und alpine Schönheit vereint, ist im Bernina Express tagtäglich erlebbar. Doch zuweilen stockt einem der Atem ob den exponierten Kurven und dem überwältigenden Bergpanorama.

 

Service passengers

CH-7742 Poschiavo

T +41 81 288 54 54

poschiavo@rhb.ch

www.rhb.ch

 

Timetable: www.sbb.ch/en

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'786'725E 1'156'532N
DD
46.534014, 9.872969
DMS
46°32'02.5"N 9°52'22.7"E
UTM
32T 566942 5153753
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions and answers

Question from Wolfgang Koch · April 25, 2021 · Community
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Answered by Kunibert Kaliber · August 24, 2021 · Community

Rating

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Kunibert Kaliber
August 24, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 09, 2018

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
37.6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
680 m
Descent
1,350 m
Highest point
2,273 m
Lowest point
1,011 m

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