Diavolezza – above the glaciers

Berninapass / Pontresina

Impressive views as seen from the Piz Palü – above Bellavista and on to Piz Bernina. Simply stand back and marvel, or delight in some kind of adventure: Diavolezza is the perfect spot for both.

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Since1956/57 a cableway makes its way from the Bernina-Strasse and railway up to almost 3000-meter altitude. An ideal spot to lay back and absorb fantastic views courtesy of Mother Nature and a deckchair – or perhaps a bubbling hotel pool.

Others may choose to climb to the Munt Pers, along a narrow but perfect path leading to an extraordinary grill and picnic spot on the Sass Queder, ascend the walkway to the Piz Trovat or even climb the Piz Palü in the company of a mountain guide.

Legend has it that hunters once casually followed the red-headed mountain nymph only to disappear for ever – and it’s from this little devil that the mountain supposedly made itself a name!


Altitude: 2973m
Train from Chur or St. Moritz to Berninan Diavolezza (partly with change of transport, or bus from Pontresina), cableway to the Diavolezza
View: Over the Pers and Morteratsch glacier world; behind the Piz Palü massif and Piz Bernina and looking north the Val Bernina together with Bernina Pass
Attractions: Diavolezza – Morteratsch glacial hikes, two via ferrata ascents with varying levels of difficulty, evening mood on the summit and overnight stays in the mountain guesthouse
Culinary aspects: Regional cuisine with tasty Graubünden and Veltliner recipes
Overnight stays: Berghaus Diavolezza: Double and multi-bed rooms
Groups: Restaurant Bellavista 120 places, Diavolezza Stübli 50, self- service 100 places; also suitable for workshops and meetings
Winter: Winter sports region Diavolezza and Lagalp
Special comments: 10km descents in winter via the Pers and Morteratsch glaciers to Morteratsch


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    Josh Chorneyko

    Id climb but i will get a wedgie

    Friday, Sep 16, 2011 5:58 PM

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