Piz Nair-Bever: the facts

  • Hiking time: 5h45
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1709 – 3027 m
  • Distance: 16.3 km
  • Terrain: high-alpine rocky areas, meadows, forests, and a valley floor
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

About this trail

You start at an altitude of about 3,000 m (9,840 ft) where you can enjoy a great view of St. Moritz and the lakes of the Engadine. The trail leads through a bare but beautiful mountainous area to the secluded valley Suvretta da Samedan.

You are still high over the tree line so the vegetation primarily consists of mosses. In spite of that, animal life can be found here too, such as the ‘Murmeltiere’ (mountain marmots) that hide between the rocks. Then the Bever valley comes in view.

After you have entered the valley, a descending path leads you to the tree line and into the forest. Eventually, you will reach the train station of Spinas. There is also a hotel-restaurant. In order to reach the train station of Bever you need to continue on a very gradually descending narrow road for another hour.

At Spinas you can watch the construction works of the new Albula railway tunnel. Because of this, you may encounter trucks on the otherwise quiet road between Spinas and Bever.

Directions and map

How to reach Piz Nair

Piz Nair can be reached through three sections from the town center of St. Moritz: two funiculars and a cable car. St. Moritz can be reached by public transport or by car. The cable car station can be reached on foot from the rail station. It’s an uphill walk of 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus to “St. Moritz Schulhausplatz”.

How to get back from Bever

Take the train from Bever to Samedan/St. Moritz, Chur or Zernez.

Hiking route

Simply follow the signs to Val Bever, Spinas, and Bever. See the map below for details.

Map of the trail from Piz Nair to Bever

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Page author: AnnikaSince early childhood I've been visiting Switzerland during my holidays and I just fell in love with the country. I spent many summers in the Bernese Oberland, which still feels like my second home, and then started to explore other areas. Traveling, hiking and photographing in the Swiss Alps are my absolute favorite activities.