Miralago - Brusio: The forces of nature and the wonders of technology

Val Poschiavo

Sfazù: Skilift Zarera

Sfazù: Skilift Zarera

Poschiavo: Grigioni (Swizzera)

Poschiavo: Grigioni (Swizzera)

A short hike from the southern shore of Lago di Poschiavo via the now densely forested and steep descent to Brusio - but a multitude of impressions.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Miralago
Access starting point: By Rhaetian Railroad from St. Moritz/Poschiavo to Miralago
Point of arrival: Brusio
Access point of arrival: Return from Brusio by Rhaetian Railroad (RhB)
Hiking time: 02:00 h
Physical fitness: easy
Difficulty: easy
Culmination point: 1100 m
Season: May - October
Gastronomy: Restaurants in Miralago, Brusio
Overnight: Miralago, Brusio, Le Prese
Literature: Hiking Map 1:25,000 Valposchiavo


At first you will find a quiet and dark lake between steep slopes, then you'll encounter a mountain near Garbela that was hit by an historic landslide and is still dotted with large boulders. This event turned the river into a lake. Later open pasture land spreads before your eyes, and near Brusio you will be amazed by the imposing circular viaduct of the Rhaetian Railroad.

Southern ambience and a plate of piping hot original Pizzoccheri will reward you in the Borgo of Poschiavo or at a romantic mountain hut. There is much to be discovered: Verdant Alpine meadows speckled with rare flowers, amazing vistas, delightful nooks and rich culinary offerings with authentic products organically grown in the Valposchiavo region.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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