Hiking holidays Alpine passes trail Chur - Olivone TO

Hiking: Alpine passes trail

Rhine Gorge, Val Lumnezia & Greina plateau

Centuries ago, one of the most important trade routes of the Roman Empire led across the Greina plain from Ticino to Grisons.  A nationwide protest safed this untouched gem some years ago and now this part of the Alpine Passes Trail is one of the highlights for hikers in Switzerland. But not only the Greina plain is a treat for outdoorlovers. The Rhine Gorge and the picturesque Val Lumnezia enchant hikers again and again.  

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


Baggage delivery in Chur and by Rhaetian Railway to Bonaduz. The Rheinschlucht (gorge) provides striking evidence of the largest mapped rockslide in the Alps. It is particularly impressive from the Versamer Tobel bridge.

approx. 3 h
approx. 10 km
535 m
275 m

Valendas is the gateway to the valley Safiental. Take a break at Europe’s biggest wodden well before you start your walk towards Ilanz. This is «the first city» on the Rhine and is going to spoil gourmets as well as lovers of history and culture.

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 12.5 km
285 m
485 m

Take the bus up to Vella to avoid some parts on tarmac roads. The Val Lumnezia (Valley of Light) captivates with picturesque mountain villages, historic cultural treasures and sunny slopes. Vrin has been awarded the coveted Wakker-Price for the preservation of its architectural heritage.

approx. 5 h
approx. 15 km
925 m
715 m

The high plateau of Plaun da Greina is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a symbolic character, an extensive water meadow, laced with small streams. The change of rock and continental microclimate are also of interest..

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 11 km
1'155 m
460 m

1400-metre descent through all vegetation levels - from the rock world of Greina to meadows and alps and the forest belt. The last part through Val Camadra to Olivone is long and can be shortened from Campo Blenio with the alpine bus.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
425 m
1'670 m

Tour characteristic

The Alpine passes Trail leads through scarcely populated Regions. You should be experienced in longer walking tours. The trails are well maintained and easy to walk. Good stamina is needed for the long last walk to Olivone.

The Alpine passes trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Oct 13, 2020
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
every day
Alpine passes trail Chur - Olivone, 7 days TO, CH-GRWBO-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category: 3*-Hotels & mountain inns, Dormitory on the mountain inn Terri-Hütte

Season 1
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Oct 13, 2020
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)

Services & Information


  • 6 nights with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (apart from Terri-hut)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailled route instructions (1 x per room)
  • Service Hotline

Not included:

  • Trips with public transport (Chur - Bonaduz, Ilanz - Vella & Campo Blenio - Olivone) 
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!


  • Parking at the railway station in Chur. CHF 10.- per day.
  • Return travel by bus and train from Olivone via Biasca and Bellinzona to Chur. Length: approx. 4 hours

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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