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5-day Snowshoeing tour in the Engadine with accommodation at the historic Inn & Hotel Berninahaus

Join Markus, a certified GeoGuide, on this snowshoeing tour in the Engadin and Bernina Valleys, in the canton of Graubünden, staying at the 500-year old renovated Berninahäuser Hotel.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodMar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy great snowshoe tour at the heart of the Alps, but away from crowds

  • Stay at the comfortable and recently renovated Berninahaus Hotel

  • Discover spectacular views of the famous Bernina massif and Lago Bianco

Description

This 5-day snowshoeing tour takes you through the snow covered landscapes of the Engadine Valley, Morteratsch, Bernina and Lago Bianco in Switzerland, all well known places, right in the heart of the Swiss Alps, but away from the hustle and bustle of other winter destinations.

During these days, we will leave our tracks on the vast winter landscapes, just hearing the silence. In the evening we will enjoy fine food at the recently renovated, more than 500-year-old Berninahäuser Hotel.

Every day, we will go on a snowshoeing tour in the high-altitude snowy area in Bernina and Upper Engadin, starting from the hotel, or by train or bus from the nearby stops. We will hike on the snow in quiet side valleys, over frozen lakes, sometimes on the south side of the Bernina. The hikes will take us from 3 to 5 hours a day.

The train ride to the highest station of the Rhaetian Railway is already an experience in itself. From there we will start one of our snowshoe tours, with a spectacular view of the famous Bernina massif and Lake Bianco. Not surprisingly, the Bernina Line was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Back from our snowshoe tours, we can review the day with a fine multi-course dinner, at the over 500-year-old hotel, which was completely and lovingly renovated a few years ago. If you want even more exercise, the hotel has a gym and billiards available. Would you like to end the day a bit quieter? Then sauna and reading room may be an alternative.

So if you want to enjoy this unique snowshoeing tour, just check the date below and book your place. Come experience a wonderful winter experience in the magical winter landscapes of this region in Switzerland. 

Details

Accommodation

Basic double room at the 500-year-old Berninahäuser Hotel, completely renovated in 2006. The hotel has reading room, pool table, fitness room and a small sauna.

Disclaimer

The schedhule is subject to change

More info

Total hiking time: about 3-5 h/day. Ascent: approx. 300m-700m, descent: approx. 300-700m a day. Equipment: snowshoes, poles, avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel (If you wish I can rent you this material). Upon booking, together with the detailed information, you will also receive a detailed packing list. Altitude. During the day: Max. about 2800m. /Overnight: at about 2100m. * You can rent this material from me: contact or at the same time as registering. Meals: Half board in the hotel, during the day snacks from the rucksack. Packed lunches in the hotel are possible. On the day of arrival individual catering. Return journey: From the Bernina/Upper Engadine region on Monday afternoon.

Meeting point

Arrival/Meeting point: Zurich HB departure at 07.37am. Chur at 8:58am, Pontresina at 11:04am. Bernina Suot at 11.20am

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Itinerary

Day 1: Bernina

Individual arrival to Bernina Suot (GR). After checking in at the hotel, snowshoeing tour in the afternoon.

Day 2 to 4: Bernina - Upper Engadine snowshoeing tours

Snowshoeing in the regions of Bernina and Upper Engadine, directly from the hotel or by train and / or bus / post bus.

Day 5: Snowshoeing tour

Snowshoeing tour, getting back to the hotel, or on the way with luggage deposit possibility. Driving home according to timetable.


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Other gear: Snowshoes


About the guide

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Markus Glättli, Hiking Leader with Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training, Ranger BZW and GeoGuide Sardona.

Let you whisk away in unique landscapes in Switzerland, the Cinque Terre, the Chamonix region or even Finnish Lapland. Learn stories, legends and interesting information and enjoy local delicious products of the region.

Enjoy full service for individual customers, small groups or companies. Take the time and enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of unspoilt nature. Experience nature.

I offer tours in English, German and French.


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