Hiking holidays Bernina Tour

Hiking: Bernina Tour

Panorama Hikes 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, which will start in the lovely Val Poschiavo with a walk to the nearby lake and further to Bernina pass, following the call of the mountain!

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 view to Tschierv Glacier.   


The Rhaetian Railway takes you down to Val Poschiavo through a route that is full of hairpin bends. 90% of the farms in this valley are certified organic. You can take your time and taste the local specialities.

On the second 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
ca. 11 km
965 m
100 m

The route on day 3 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
ca. 12.5 km
1'245 m
530 m

On day 4, the cable car helps you cover some altitude difference 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
ca. 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
ca. 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

Tour characteristic

This tour takes you to high altitudes. Even if you always have the option of shorter, easier routes, basic fitness and surefootedness are a prerequisite for the climbs that can be steep in part. 

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
every day
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
every day
Bernina Tour, 6 days, CH-GRWPM-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category: 3 x mid-range hotels, 1 x 4* hotel in Pontresina, 2 x mountain inns (shower/WC in the room)

Season 1
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)

Services & Information


  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Half-board at the Diavolezza mountain lodge
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Cable car rides as per the programme
  • Perfectly planned route navigation
  • Comprehensive travel documentation (1x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Not included:

  • Rhaetian Railway journey from Poschiavo to Cadera
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!


  • Parking spaces available in Samedan, approx. CHF 20.00/week. By train to Poschiavo.
  • Return journey by boat and bus from Maloja via Plaun da Lej to Samedan. Connection to the Rhaetian Railway from here. Duration: approx. 1-2 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.

This tour has 1 more variation


4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Conny Schuoler CH | 22.09.2019
Anstrengende Tour und unglaublich schönes Naturerlebnis
Eine anstrengende Tour durch die wunderschöne Natur! Unbeschreiblich der Ausblick von der Diavolezza und der Fuorcla Surlej, das Val Roseg und der Ausblick auf das Oberengadin auf dem Weg nach Sils und von dort weiter nach Maloja über Plaun da Lej. Ab Cadera muss man sich zunächst an die RhB-Linie halten bzw. den Gleisen nach Richtung Cavaglia wandern (keine Wegweiser). Die Fuorcla Pischa ist - wenn auch sehenswert - eine Steinwüste und der Weg von dort zum Sessellift Alp Languard zieht sich hin. Bitte beachten: Die zweite Übernachtung ist im Bahnhofbuffet Bernina Ospizio (und nicht im Hotel Bernina Ospizio, das weiter oberhalb der Bahnlinie weg liegt). Hotelreservationen und Gepäcktransfers waren in gewohnter Weise sehr gut organisiert.
4 stars
Inge Braito AT | 28.08.2019
Tolle anstrengende Tour mit gut abgestimmten Etappen
Highlights: Diavolezza, Val Roseg, Silser See Verbesserungsmöglichkeiten: - Startpunkt in Caldera und Ospizio Bernina nicht beschildert; - Verwechslungsgefahr "Ospizio Bernina" und "Staz.Ospizio Bernina" - Wegverlauf nach Furcla Pischa nicht markiert - Unterkunft in Pontresina (Hotel Saratz) angeben "Nähe Kirche Sta.Maria" und in Silvaplana (Chesa Surlej) Shuttle Haltestelle ab/bis Talstation -Gepäckabholung Bhf.St.Moritz ab z.B. 14:00 (bei längerer Rückreise sonst Zusatzübernachtung notwendig)
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre Verbesserungsvorschläge. So wie es aussieht, wird die Bernina Tour kommendes Jahr durchgehend beschildert sein. In diesem Jahr ist die Reise noch komplett neu und solche Dinge brauchen meist etwas länger bis sie in die Tat umgesetzt werden können. Eine Gepäckzustellung bis 14:00 Uhr am Abreisetag ist aus logistischen Gründen nicht immer möglich. In der Regel können wir am selben Tag aber eine ungefähre Ankunftszeit bekanntgeben und versuchen Kundenwünsche soweit es geht zu berücksichtigen.

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