Hiking from Tiefencastel to St. Moritz

Hiking from Tiefencastel to St. Moritz

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Raymoz
Raymoz
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Jan 22, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Hi,

i'm planning to walk from Thusis to St. Moritz. At Tiefencastel i have to options, i can walk thru Filisur, Bergunn or follow the Via Sett to Savognin. Does anyone have sugestions? I'm not a "summit" kind of hiker. I like it more green and walk amongst the trees. Thank you in advance😊

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4560 posts
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Jan 23, 2017 - 9:29 PM in reply to Raymoz

Hi Raymoz-

Welcome to my Swiss Alps. That sounds like a beautiful hike.

I've not done much hiking in the area, but, noted this route which you have mentioned for the Via Albula/Bernina:

www.wanderland.ch/de/r outen/etappe-01317.html

in addition to the Via Sett.

www.wanderland.ch/de/r outen/etappe-01670.html

I did enjoy the rail-trail from Bergun to Preda, although we walked it in the downhill direction.

Those links can give you altitude profiles, if are not familiar with them.

If you are familiar with the website, then someone with more experience than I will have to help.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jan 23, 2017 - 9:31 PM by Slowpoke
Raymoz
Raymoz
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Jan 24, 2017 - 7:26 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Slowpoke,

Thank you so much for your reply!!

I did check the Wanderland site but did not compare the altitude profiles.

That was a very usefull advice, that will give me a good picture of the area.

Thanks again :)

Arno
Arno
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Jan 24, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Hi Raymoz,

Both routes you suggested will be wonderful. I know the one through Bergün best. You won't be disappointed. Here's some details:

  • Bergün to Preda
  • Preda to Bever. This one is normally done from Bever to Preda and has a short but steep ascent. From Preda to Bever it would be a challenging descent. I'd recommend to take the route from Preda to La Punt instead. It more or less follows the pass road and is not difficult. Both variants pass a very scenic small lake (Palpuognasee).

I'm not sure when you'll be there, but this walk can be done summer and early fall only.

Last modified on Jan 24, 2017 - 5:06 PM by Annika
Raymoz
Raymoz
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Jan 26, 2017 - 6:48 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thanks for your reply.

I think that it's going to be the one you sugested because i planned to be in Poschiavo the same night.

That means that i have to take the Bernina Express at some point, this trail gives me more freedom because i can get on the train whenever it fits me.

Thanks again, and thank you for this amazing and very usefull site :)

Raymond.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4560 posts
expert
Jan 26, 2017 - 7:24 AM

<<"That means that i have to take the Bernina Express at some point, this trail gives me more freedom because i can get on the train whenever it fits me.">>

Or the bus between Preda and La Punt:

map.search.ch/Berg%C3% BCn-Bravuogn?pos=788680,161808&z=32 &poi=bergbahn,halteste lle,mobility,veloland, zug

and,

map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=ech&lang=en&bgLa yer=ch.swisstopo.pixel karte-farbe&layers=ch.bav.ha ltestellen-oev,ch.swisstopo.swiss tlm3d-wanderwege&X=161859.26 &Y=779261.84&zoom=6

Slowpoke

Raymoz
Raymoz
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Jan 26, 2017 - 9:29 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Good morning Slowpoke,

The bus is of course also a good alternative, it might be closer between the stops compared to the train which gives me more freedom .

I am going to hike in august, so i have a lot of time to plan the trip. But at the same time: Planning is half the fun.

Thanks for your advice :)

Raymond

Arno
Arno
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Jan 26, 2017 - 1:43 PM in reply to Raymoz

Make sure to have the bus schedule at hand. It only runs a few times per day on that stretch. The trains run hourly.

Raymoz
Raymoz
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Jan 26, 2017 - 2:28 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thanks, the SBB Mobile app is downloaded :)

Raymond

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 26, 2017 - 6:52 PM in reply to Raymoz

<<"Thanks, the SBB Mobile app is downloaded :)">>

In many countries, the wireless telephone coverage would be problematic in a region such as you are hiking through. Switzerland, in contrast, does not have many gaps in coverage, but, being a hiker of the old school, I'd try to carry some kind of paper notes on that rather remote section.

There is map of coverage on line somewhere.

I do tend to be excessively cautious, partly because I now have sore knees and am uncertain about their capabilities for distance work.

Slowpoke

Raymoz
Raymoz
6 posts
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Jan 26, 2017 - 7:45 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi, i'll keep that in mind. Like you said, the coverage is good in Switserland. It is my fourth time in Switserland and i have never had issues with coverage. But, a paper with some information is a cheap and very reliable insurance.

Thanks again.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4560 posts
expert
Jan 27, 2017 - 12:27 AM in reply to Raymoz

Hi Raymoz -

<<"Hi, i'll keep that in mind. Like you said, the coverage is good in Switserland. ">>

Looks like Swisscom, at least, offers 3G and 4G coverage along your route. 2G is weak from Preda to la Punt.

scmplc.begasoft.ch/plc app/pages/gis/netzabde ckung.jsf?lang=de

Slowpoke

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