Walking from Preda to Bergün and watching the trains
Watch the famous red trains of the Rhaetian Railway and the amazing landscape.
How to travel to Preda and find your way to Bergün.
Facts Preda - Bergün
Hiking time: 2h15
Elevation: 1360 - 1793 m
Distance: 7.0 km
Terrain: meadow, along railway, valley, forest
Region: Albula valley (Graubünden)
About the trail
This route does not only lead you to a magnificent piece of nature but it also offers the opportunity to learn about some interesting railway construction techniques. Several spiral loops have been constructed in order to allow trains to gain height gradually before reaching the Albula tunnel near Preda. There are several bridges and tunnels as well. Information boards provide information along this Albula railway trail.
You can extend the hike by another 3 hours by continuing on to Filisur.
If you want to learn even more about the impressive Albula line, we'd recommend to visit the railway museum just across the rail station in Bergün.
Update 2015: the trail has been diverted in a few places due to constructions works and landslides.