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Hiking holidays Via Albula & Bernina South Morterasch - Tirano

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.

You continue past the Bernina pass to Val Poschiavo and end your trip at the city of Tirano in Italy.  

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Itinerary

Through moorland and Alpine pastures to the Berninapass. One highlight follows another. The Stazerwald forest, Pontresina, the Morteratsch glacier world, Lago Bianco-Lej Nair watershed and Grisons highest mountain, Piz Bernina.

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.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 16 km
1'320 m
880 m

Worthwhile detour to the glacial mills of Cavaglia, made accessible with great effort. Just like the Rhaetian Railway, the hiking trail winds down the slope to the Poschiavo valley floor.

approx. 3 h
approx. 10 km
40 m
1'110 m

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.

Hotel (example): Hotel Stelvio

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 19 km
380 m
950 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: Pontresina/Morteratsch
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
17.06.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Via Albula & Bernina South, 5 days, CH-GRWMT-05X
Base price
649.-
665.-
Surcharge Single Room 169.- 169.-

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 South, 5 days, CH-GRWMT-05X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
649.-
169.-
665.-
169.-

Category: 3*-hotels

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Pontresina/Morteratsch
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Tirano
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
139.-
65.-
85.-
89.-
139.-
65.-
85.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Pontresina/Morteratsch
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

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

every day
Pontresina/Morteratsch
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 139.- 139.-
Tirano
Extra night double room (BB) 65.- 65.-
Extra night single room (BB) 85.- 85.-
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)
  • 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

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 Pontresina. 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 Tirano.
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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