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Hiking holidays Via Albula & Bernina North Thusis - St. Moritz

Hiking: Via Albula & Bernina

The worlds most beautiful train line

The long distance walking trail of Via Albula Bernina leads along the UNESCO world heritage train line of the Rhaetian Rail. It runs as close as possible to the Albula and Bernina line and provides fascinating views that open out onto the 100 year old work of art in the magnificent alpine landscape.

The first part of this walking trail brings you to Thusis and Albula Valley to Engadine with the world-famous skiing destination St. Moritz.

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Itinerary

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.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
925 m
770 m

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.

approx. 6 h
approx. 21 km
860 m
345 m

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.

approx. 6 h
approx. 18 km
1'035 m
530 m

Tour character

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. 

The Via Albula/Bernina at SwitzerlandMobility

The Via Albula in Engadin St. Moritz

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Thusis
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
17.06.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Via Albula & Bernina North, 5 days, CH-GRWTS-05X
Base price
685.-
699.-
Surcharge Single Room 225.- 225.-

Category: 3*-hotels

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
Via Albula & Bernina North, 5 days, CH-GRWTS-05X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
685.-
225.-
699.-
225.-

Category: 3*-hotels

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Thusis
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
St. Moritz
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
105.-
155.-
89.-
139.-
105.-
155.-
89.-
139.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Thusis
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Thusis
Extra night double room (BB) 105.- 105.-
Extra night single room (BB) 155.- 155.-
St. Moritz
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 139.- 139.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnights stays according to the program incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Railway pass Thusis – Tirano 2. class (valid for all regular train connections along the way)
  • Entrance to the Albula museum in Bergün
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Carefully elaboated route description
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription 
  • Service hotline  

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Thusis. For direct arrival: Luggage must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from St. Moritz.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital”

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus
  • Luggage tags
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

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