Hiking from Piz Nair down to the Bever valley
Long trail with landscapes varying from untouched high mountain scenery to conifer forests.
How to get to Piz Nair and how to hike to Bever.
Facts Piz Nair - Bever
Hiking time: 5h45
Elevation: 1709 - 3027 m
Distance: 16.3 km
Terrain: meadow, rocky, high alpine terrain, valley, forest
Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)
About the 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 and desolate 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. It should be completed by 2021. Because of this you may encounter trucks on the otherwise quiet road between Spinas and Bever.