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Hiking: Around the Bernina group

Hiking: Around the Bernina group

Panorama Hikes in Val Malenco and in Engadine

The glaciers of the Bernina massif shine a bright white and are one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Alps. These panoramas will be the backdrop of your unique hiking tour. The starting point of this tour is Maloja – a small settlement at the far end of the Engadine valley. Once you cross the Muretto Pass and the Italian border, you’ll be immersed in a magnificent mountain world where time seems to stand still. Colourful Alpine meadows, deep green forests and sparkling lakes make hiking through the Valmalenco valley a wonderfully idyllic experience.

You return to Switzerland via the Pass da Cancian and continue your tour in the lovely Val Poschiavo. Then you follow the call of the Piz Bernina! After a short stop at the pass, the trail will take you up to the Diavolezza mountain lodge where you can enjoy the sunset over the peaks of the Bernina massif. After visiting Munt Pers, home of the beautiful mountain fairy, you will descend into the idyllic Val da Fain. This wonderful hike will end on the shores of Lake Sils but not before you have taken a tour through Val Roseg and a march over the Fuorcla Surlej pass.

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Itinerary

The settlement of Maloja lies just below the pass of the same name. Take in the marvellous panoramic views and enjoy a restful night’s sleep before setting off tomorrow.

Today begins with a hike up to the Lägh da Cavloc lake in the Forno valley. Shortly afterwards, the trail, once an old mule track that connected the Valtellina and Engadine valleys, climbs steeply up to the Muretto Pass and the border with Italy. On the Italian side, the paths down to Chiareggio are easy to negotiate.

approx. 6 h
approx. 16 km
965 m
1'165 m

You leave Chiareggio along a wide hiking trail that takes you steadily upwards through the forest. After a break at the scenic Lago Palù, the path climbs steeply up to the Bocchel del Torno pass, where stunning views of the surrounding peaks open up before you.

However, Lago Campo Moro, the destination of today’s stage, still seems illusive … but never fear! You’ll eventually find it hidden behind a hilltop. A long descent leads down to the valley floor, and you’ll pass numerous Alpine pastures until you reach the lake’s retaining wall. Your overnight stay will be at Refugio Zoia.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 16 km
1'395 m
1'015 m

As you leave the Alpine pastures behind you today, the landscape becomes more barren and rocky during your ascent to the Campagneda Pass. This hike takes you past a variety of pretty little lakes until you reach the top of the pass and press on to the Pass da Cancian and, in turn, the Swiss border.

As the descent to Poschiavo is quite challenging, you can look forward to being reunited with your luggage, enjoying a tasty dinner and a restful night’s sleep when you arrive.

approx. 6 h
approx. 16 km
735 m
1'720 m

On the next day, you will take the train up to Cadera, the starting point of your hike to the Bernina Pass. The red trains of the Rhaetian Railway will show you the way up to Alp Grüm. Views of the peaceful Val Poschiavo and the ice masses on Piz Palü accompany you from here to Lake Bianco, where you spend the night on the shores of the lake.

approx. 4 h
approx. 11 km
965 m
100 m

The route on this day will first take you leisurely along the lakes of the Bernina Pass and then turn into a steep uphill climb to the turquoise-blue Lej da Diavolezza. You will then go past the mountain lodge up to Munt Pers. An old legend says that there once lived a mountain fairy on Munt Pers, who gave Diavolezza and the nearby valley Morteratsch their name.

You will find yourself mesmerised not just by the legend but also by the view of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. After the summit attempt, you will descend to 3,000 meters and spend the night in the mountain lodge.

approx. 5 h
approx. 12.5 km
1'245 m
530 m

Today, the cable car helps you to cover some altitude differences and brings you back to the valley. An idyllic path leads you into Val da Fain, where you walk on curvy roads up to Fuorcla Pischa. Countless lakes will accompany you on your descent down to Pontresina. If you want, you can cut the tour short by taking the cable car from Alp Languard.

approx. 4.5 – 5 h
approx. 10.5 – 14 km
855 – 875 m
610 – 1'125 m

The gleaming white glaciers in Val Roseg will make your hearts beat faster. The climb to Fuorcla Surlej will also ensure an increase in heart rate. As you reach the top, all the splendour of the Engadine will unfold before your eyes.

You will get an unobstructed view of the Sils and Silvaplana lakes and of the proud peaks and glaciers of the Bernina range. From Murtel, you can take the cable car down to your stopover.

approx. 5 h
approx. 14 km
1'075 m
170 m

The cable car takes you back to the clear mountain air. From Murtel, you will follow a mountain trail that gently brings you down to Sils Maria. Connoisseurs can end the tour with a boat trip – the hike that takes you past Grevasalvas, location of the first Heidi film, is also equally enjoyable. Destination of your hike: the Maloja Pass.

approx. 4 h
approx. 15 km
210 m
1'100 m

Tourencharakter

Bei dieser Tour kommen Sie hoch hinaus. Auch wenn es immer wieder Abkürzungsmöglichkeiten gibt, benötigen Sie für die teils happigen Anstiege gute Grundkondition und Trittsicherheit. 

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Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Maloja
  Season 1
31.08.2024 - 15.09.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
29.06.2024 - 30.08.2024

Arrival daily
Around the Bernina group, 9 days, CH-GRWMM-09X
Base price
1'629.-
1'755.-
Surcharge single room 255.- 255.-

Category: 5 x mid-range hotels, 2 x mountain inns (shower/WC in the room), 1 x 4* hotel in Pontresina

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Arrival daily
Around the Bernina group, 9 days, CH-GRWMM-09X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1'629.-
255.-
1'755.-
255.-

Category: 5 x mid-range hotels, 2 x mountain inns (shower/WC in the room), 1 x 4* hotel in Pontresina

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Maloja
Double room p. P.
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
125.-
125.-
40.-
125.-
125.-
40.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Maloja
  Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024

Arrival daily
Maloja
Double room p. P. 125.- 125.-
Double room p. P. 125.- 125.-
Surcharge single room 40.- 40.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Half-board at the Rifugio Zoia and Diavolezza mountain lodge
  • Daily luggage transfers (except to Chiareggio and Rifugio Zoia)
  • Cable car rides as per the programme 
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Cable car rides according to programme
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) 
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year 
  • Service hotline 

Note:

  • Rhaetian Railway journey from Poschiavo to Cadera not included (approx. CHF 4.- per person).
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Poschiavo.
  • Departure by public transport from St. Moritz. In case of direct departure, luggage will be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest.  

Arrival by train:
Leave the car at home! For every bike, biking or hiking tour in Switzerland, you will receive an SBB coupon per participant, which you can use to deduct CHF 10 from the ticket price for traveling by train. The reduction can be obtained in the SBB online store or in the SBB app.

On many trips, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and at the end to hand over the suitcases. You can conveniently combine this right away when you arrive by train. If you are a GA owner, you can provide this information when booking. We will credit you the amount on the invoice. If you don't need the coupon for the trip itself, you can use it during the year. Unfortunately, a retroactive refund is not possible for administrative reasons.

Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online.

In advance you will receive a package of documents with the following contents:

  • Your travel program
  • Luggage tags
  • Description of how to use the app
  • Any vouchers
  • Detailed program with map sections

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you additionally to find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

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