Albula Railway Adventure Trail

Preda - Bergün

Im Albulatal zwischen Bergün und Preda

Im Albulatal zwischen Bergün und Preda

The Historical Rail Path from Berguen to Preda in Graubuenden

The Historical Rail Path from Berguen to Preda in Graubuenden

Bergün: Schneesportgebiet Darlux

Bergün: Schneesportgebiet Darlux

Bergün: Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Bergün: Blick auf das Dorf und die Albulalinie

Bergün: Bahnhof

Bergün: Bahnhof

Bergün

Bergün

Bergün: Dorf

Bergün: Dorf

39 tunnels, 55 bridges, a 1123-meter height difference: the Albula section of the Rhaetian Railway is a superb example of how railways have opened up access to the Alpine countryside. On the Preda to Bergün section, there is an adventure trail: a 2.5-hour hike with information about the world's most spectacular railway line.

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Technical information

Starting point:Preda
Destination:Bergün
Getting to the starting point:Train from Chur or Engadin to Preda; car from Bergün or from Engadin via the Albula Pass
Back from the destination:Albula Railway / car to Chur, or Albula Pass
Technique:Average
Physical fitness:Average
Difference in elevation:Ascent 80 m, descent 500 m
Hiking time:2h 30m
Season:June to October
Note:   The section from Preda to Bergün passes through the UNESCO world heritage site as well as the Parc Ela (548 km2), Switzerland's largest nature park.

Description

This area has been awarded the status of World Heritage Site due to the Rhaetian Railway and the Albula line has been under UNESCO protection since 2008 due to the unique and dramatic layout of the line. As if begging to be filmed, the railway twists from Bergün up the steep slopes, disappearing into tunnels every now and then, just to emerge a short while later where you least expect it. Worth a visit is the model railway system on a scale of 1:87 in the regional museum in Bergün.

Fortunately the Historic Railway Trail, a two and a half hour hike, is there to answer the many questions about this most spectacular stretch of railway in the world.

It is after all located in the same unique high alpine environment. Because between Bergün and Preda you are not only in a World Heritage Site but also in the nature reserve of Parc Ela, whose 548 square km surface area makes it the biggest reserve in Switzerland.

Tour Overview

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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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Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to Albula Railway Adventure Trail

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