On foot in the glacier world Corvatsch/Diavolezza – Alpine Hiking Circle by Private Selection Hotels & Tours

Hike through the breathtaking natural landscape of the Corvatsch/Diavolezza glacier world. Enjoy beautiful views of a huge arena of ice and the Engadine Lake District. In the evening, you can enjoy muscle relaxation in the wellness area and a delicious multi-course menu in an Engadine Private Selection Hotel.


Day 1: Arrival via the UNESCO World Heritage route of the Albula Line:
Individual arrival to Chur/Thusis by train or car. You have the option of leaving your car at the P+Rail in Chur for CHF 12 per day up to a maximum of 7 days. Continue with the Rhaetian Railway on the Albula Line in the direction of St. Moritz. On the way, a visit to the Albula Railway Museum in Bergün is worthwhile. This is followed by a moderately difficult hike on the railway adventure trail on the Via Albula/Bernina from Bergün to Preda: The hiking trail along the UNESCO World Heritage route of the Rhaetian Railway runs as close as possible to the Albula and Bernina lines and always offers enchanting views of a more than 100-year-old synthesis of the arts in a magnificent alpine landscape. The hike takes about 2h30 and there are 500 meters of altitude to overcome.
Our insider tip: Moderately difficult mountain hike to the beautiful, deep clear Lake Palpuogna - our insider tip! The hike starts in Preda and ends in Spinas. It is a stage of the Via Albula/Bernina and takes about 4h30. There are about 700 meters of altitude to overcome.

Day 2: Hiking with a view of the Engadine Lake District
On the first official day of hiking, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether it's a hike in the direction of Piz Nair or on the Muottas Muragl. In the immediate vicinity of the Cresta Palace there are numerous hiking opportunities. In the in-house centre of excellence for outdoor activities, you will receive the best advice at the "Staziun sa basa" of the Cresta Palace.

Day 3: Hiking experience Diavolezza
After an invigorating breakfast buffet, drop off your luggage at the reception for onward transport and take the Bernina Express route from Celerina for about an hour in the direction of Diavolezza/Poschiavo to the Ospizio, Bernina stop. This is where your promising, moderately difficult hike begins. The hiking time is 3h30 and there are 800 meters of altitude to overcome.

Alternatives or extension:
Starting point: All 3 hikes start from the Diavolezza mountain station. From Pontresina to the valley station and back again, you can easily reach it with the Rhaetian Railway.

  • Intermediate hike to Lej da Collinas
  • Intermediate hike to Lej da Diavolezza
  • Easy hike to Munt Mers

The details of the hiking descriptions can be found here.

Day 4: Wildlife observation in the National Park
Fortify yourself at the breakfast buffet and enjoy your coffee in peace and quiet. Today, compared to the previous day, a more leisurely program is announced. But there is a lot to marvel at:

We recommend the mostly flat hike into the game-rich Val Trupchun. The tour can also be undertaken in bad weather and offers animal and plant lovers a variety of observation opportunities.

Tips for your daily program:

  • Visit to the Swiss National Park Centre Zernez: Information
  • Don't forget your binoculars!
  • Hotel Castell offers a shuttle service to/from the National Park car park on request.

Day 5: Journey home through the Prättigau
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before you start your journey home. We recommend that you take the Rhaetian Railway in the direction of the Lower Engadine. The railway line runs along the Inn to Sagliains and then through the Vereina tunnel to Prättigau and Landquart.

Prices per person for 2 nights
CHF 549.- per person in a double room
CHF 615.- in a single room
Surcharge for higher double room category: CHF 56.- per person for 2 nights

Prices per person for 4 nights
CHF 999.- per person in a double room
CHF 1'119.- in a single room
Surcharge for higher double room category:  CHF 106.- per person for 4 nights

Surcharge for newly renovated room at the Cresta Palace Hotel: CHF 40.- per person and night

Surcharge graubündenPASS:
CHF 90.- per person with Half-Fare travelcard in 2nd class
CHF 118.- per person without discount in 2nd class

Included services

  • 2 or 4 nights in the Upper Engadine Private Selection Hotels
  • 1 or 2 nights at the Cresta Palace Hotel****S in Celerina
  • 1 or 2 nights at Hotel Castell****S in Zuoz
  • Rich breakfast buffet in the morning
  • 4-course menu in the evening, as part of the half-board
  • Free access to the spa and wellness world in the hotels
  • 1x luggage transport from Celerina to Zuoz (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Route and map material including interactive route app with navigation function
  • 1 hiking map of the Upper Engadine per reservation
  • Mountain railways and public transport in the Upper Engadine included

Can also be booked for an extra charge
graubündenPASS valid for 2 days (redeemable within 7 days) for free travel on public transport throughout the canton on your arrival and departure day!



CHF 549
Indicative price incl. VAT. Subject to change without notice Bookable online

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