Staying in Samedan and Schaffhausen with dogs

Staying in Samedan and Schaffhausen with dogs

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rforreeko
rforreeko
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May 4, 2015 - 6:55 AM

Hello!

My friend and I are travelling to Switzerland from Singapore in the mid of June. We travel from Milan to Samedan, then to Schaffhausen with 3 dogs. We have rented a car, but I am wondering which is the most recommended way for us to travel to Swiss Alps with the dogs? Is there any train from Samedan that we can take?

Any recommendations or advise will be great as we have not confirmed the hotels and apartments yet.

Thanks!

Annika
Annika
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May 4, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Hi rforreeko, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

With 3 dogs, it indeed makes sense to use a car, especially for longer distances. Dogs are welcome in public transportation though. They're allowed in mountain trains and cable cars as well, so it's no problem to make day trips into the mountains from Samedan. Further information on traveling with dogs in regular trains is mentioned here.

Does this help you out?

rforreeko
rforreeko
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May 4, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Hello!

Thanks for the reply. Is there any area that you can particularly recommend in Samedan? Are the dogs allowed on the chairlifts?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 5, 2015 - 1:16 AM

<<"Are the dogs allowed on the chairlifts? ">

Arno can follow up, but, don't know how a dog would ride the chairlifts, except in your lap.. Then , the locking bar across your lap might interfere. Cable cars (gondola cars, and smaller ones) would be able to fit in some dogs, I believe. No problem in gondola cars.

When you board a chair lift or lift with small cabins for 3 or 4 people, you have bnly a few seconds to get into the "car" and settle in. I am not sure whether dogs would mange that smoothly...what do you think?

Arno
Arno
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May 5, 2015 - 7:04 AM
The only chairlift I can think of in the area is one to Alp Languard. Personally I would avoid that with a dog, and certainly with multiple dogs. I have seen a dog in a chairlift once, but it was a small one that was obviously used to it. I wouldn't do it, there are plenty of other cable cars to enjoy. You may enjoy the gondola from nearby Celerina up to Marguns. There are some easy hiking trails up there, or you can walk back down to Celerina or St. Moritz.
rforreeko
rforreeko
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May 5, 2015 - 7:15 AM in reply to Arno
Thank you for the advise. We are staying at romantik hotel muottas muragl and want to take the glacier express but I read that dogs are not allowed in the train. Are there any similar trains that will allow dogs and be good for mountain viewing? I very much would like to visit the Jungfraujoch but I don't think we can make it there in time
Arno
Arno
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May 6, 2015 - 6:10 AM
All trains allow dogs, except the Glacier Express because they serve food throughout the train. I'm not sure you would want to do the 8 hour ride with dogs anyway. For shorter train trips, you you'd better take the local trains. You can take a train up to the Bernina Pass and take a walk with the dogs there. Or perhaps as far as Poschiavo to see the other side of the pass too.
rforreeko
rforreeko
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May 6, 2015 - 8:45 AM
thank you! this is very helpful!!

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