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Ospizio Bernina - Alp Grüm - Poschiavo

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  • Cavaglia
    / Cavaglia
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  • / Lago Bianco Passo Bernina
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  • / Alp Grüm-Lagh da Palü
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  • / Rifugio Sassal Mason
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  • / Sassal Mason-Alp Grüm
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  • / Cavaglia
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  • / Cavaglia-Cadera
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  • / Poschiavo-Herbst
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  • / Poschiavo
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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Il gioiello rosso - Das rote Juwel Ospizio Bernina Alp Grüm Cavaglia Poschiavo
moderate
Distance 17.3 km
5:00 h
180 m
1,473 m
2,358 m
1,011 m
After Lago Bianco it goes up to the great viewpoint Sassal Mason with view of Piz Palü, of heart-shaped Lago di Palü, Alp Grüm and Valposchiavo. Below there is the high valley of Cavaglia that invites for a rest.
The trail offers fantastic views of mountains and glaciers, of the deep notch of Valposchiavo and of the Bergamasc Alps in Italy located behind. The railway makes lots of turns in order to conquer the difference in altitude: an impressive sight!
From the high valley of Cavaglia that was used as a real village with school, shop and restaurant for some decades due to the construction of the railway and of the power plant, the descent continues and passes by the numerous Alpine huts which are well kept and surrounded by forests and hedges. Finally you arrive to Poschiavo, the main place of the valley.
It is worthwhile visiting the glacier potholes of Cavaglia that are accessible for the public. The stones that rotated due to the strong currents of the prehistoric glacial water ground the potholes into the rock and formed them to sleek cavities and gaps.

See also
Ente Turistico Valposchiavo
Stazione
CH-7742 Poschiavo
Tel: +41 (0) 81 844 05 71
Fax: +41 (0) 81 844 10 27
E-Mail: info@valposchiavo.ch
Internet: www.valposchiavo.ch

Timetable: (Link: http://www.sbb.ch/home.html)

Travel information:
Arrival by public transportation
Arrival by car
Weather information

Food:
Büffet Stazione
7710 Ospizio Bernina
Tel.: +41 (0) 79 610 38 15
E-Mail: ospizio.bernina@bluewin.ch
Internet: www.daprimo.ch

Albergo/Ristorante Cambrena
7710 Ospizio Bernina
Tel.: +41 (0) 81 844 05 12
Fax: +41 (0) 81 844 19 98
E-Mail: ristorante@cambrena.ch
Internet: www.cambrena.ch

Albergo/Ristorante Sassal Masone
7710 Ospizio Bernina
Tel.: +41 (0) 81 844 03 23
Fax: +41 (0) 81 844 03 07
E-Mail: info@sassalmasone.ch
Internet: www.sassalmasone.ch

Agriturismo Alpe Palü
7742 Poschiavo
Tel.: +41 (0) 79 414 41 14

Albergo/Ristorante Alp Grüm
7710 Alp Grüm
Tel.: +41 (0) 81 844 03 18
Fax: +41 (0) 81 844 03 18
E-Mail: alpgruem@bluewin.ch
Internet: www.alpgruem.ch.vu

Chiosco Bar Stazione
7742 Cavaglia
Tel.: +41 (0) 78 878 15 05

Rifugio/Ristorante Cavaglia
7742 Poschiavo
Tel.: +41 (0) 81 844 05 65
Fax: +41 (0) 81 846 58 59
E-Mail: welcome@rifugiocavaglia.ch
Internet: www.rifugiocavaglia.ch

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,358 m
Lowest point
1,011 m
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Start

Bernina, Ospizio (2,306 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'798'659E 1'143'212N
DD
46.410817, 10.022719
DMS
46°24'38.9"N 10°01'21.8"E
UTM
32T 578603 5140201
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Destination

Poschiavo, Bahnhof

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'798'659E 1'143'212N
DD
46.410817, 10.022719
DMS
46°24'38.9"N 10°01'21.8"E
UTM
32T 578603 5140201
w3w 
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
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  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Elisabeth Heiniger
October 12, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? October 08, 2021

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
180 m
Descent
1,473 m
Highest point
2,358 m
Lowest point
1,011 m
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