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Railway Trail - Bergün to Preda

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Distance 10.7 km
3:25 h
573 m
154 m
For an easy option, hike along the trail following the railway line, cross lush alpine meadows, walk along rocky slopes and marvel at the engineering of the railway line. The trail ends in Preda, embark on a small loop walk to the crystal-clear Lake Palpuogna before boarding the train to Pontresina.

Author’s recommendation

It is worthwhile to elongate your hike and visit the mountain lake Lai da Palpuogna. This lake is a jewel tucked away in the enchanting larch forest. In 2007, the Swiss voted it the “most beautiful spot in Switzerland”.
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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: July 30, 2021
Highest point
1,926 m
Lowest point
1,361 m

Start

Bergün Train Station (1,362 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'776'682E 1'166'834N
DD
46.629376, 9.746062
DMS
46°37'45.8"N 9°44'45.8"E
UTM
32T 557110 5164249
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Destination

Preda Train Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Todays walk follows the long-distance trail -  Via Albula / Bernina. Path no.33.

START in the main square of Bergün, follow the main road. TURN RIGHT onto a side street and CROSS the Albula Bach (stream). Enjoy a beautiful view back onto the village. After the bridge, TURN LEFT at the next junction, onto a wide gravel path and follow the hiking trail sign No. 33.

Follow the river, on a beautifully maintained path and then on to a wider gravel path, over alpine meadows and into the forest. The path becomes narrower, for this section you need a head for heights as you follow the path across a narrow trail secured with chains and is slightly exposed. Reach the spectacular part of the hike, Punt Ota, where you meet the Rhaetian Railway and have a great view of the train line and varying sections of it as it snakes its way up. Shortly afterwards, reach Plaz Verd, which is a perfect spot for a picnic.

CONTINUE to follow the signs towards Naz, reach a gravel path, which you then follow, always following the railway line to Preda.

Here you can decide whether you want to end the day of hiking or continue and loop around the mountain lake Lai da Palpuogna. (approx. 1 hour). Follow the trail marker no.33 until you reach the lake and walk around the lake via a lakeside path, return back to Preda via the same trail.

From Preda train station, take the Räthische Bahn to Pontresina.

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'776'682E 1'166'834N
DD
46.629376, 9.746062
DMS
46°37'45.8"N 9°44'45.8"E
UTM
32T 557110 5164249
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Always wear good footwear and take raingear with you. Take enough liquid (at least 2 liters) and think of sun protection. Hiking sticks are also recommended.

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Distance
10.7 km
Duration
3:25 h
Ascent
573 m
Descent
154 m

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