Valposchiavo Organic Valley
Imbach hiking holiday «Valposchiavo Bio-Valley» "Bio-Tal" – over 90% of the agricultural land in Valposchiavo – a southern valley of Graubünden – is cultivated by certified organic farms. With such a high proportion of organic produce, the valley is almost alone in Switzerland and even worldwide. In addition to the spectacular outward and return journey with the RhB and the hikes, this trip also focuses on the wealth of locally produced food, regional handicrafts and the valley's own culture. Hiking in Valposchiavo. Like beautiful holidays, only more moving.
Day 1: Arrival with the Bernina Express Individual arrival at Chur train station. Joint panoramic ride with the official Bernina Express at 08.32 a.m. from Chur on the UNESCO World Heritage route of the Albula Line, including the 65-metre-high "Landwasser Viaduct Railway Experience" into the Engadine and on without changing trains to Le Prese (Alpine Circle). In serpentine lines and without any cogwheel, it goes high up to the "Diavolezza glacier experience", past the Bernina massif and down into the charming, Italian-speaking Valposchiavo. Arrival in Le Prese shortly after noon. In the afternoon, a leisurely hike around Lake Poschiavo and then a visit to the herb king of Switzerland: Bio Raselli. The exquisite herbs are cared for and raised according to organic guidelines. And in the farm's own Erboristeria Biologica, they are processed just as carefully. In the evening, welcome aperitif and first dinner together in the family-run Hotel Raselli, which is known for its fine cuisine with local specialties. Hiking time approx. 2 h / ↑ 90 m ↓
Day 2: Casa Tomè and Glacier Garden Hike from Le Prese to Poschiavo. Village tour through narrow streets and beautiful village squares - Poschiavo, a village that is protected because of its historical significance and offers a Mediterranean attitude to life in the midst of an alpine backdrop. Visit to the Casa Tomè Museum – a 660-year-old house in the village centre of Poschiavo, it is one of the oldest and best preserved farmhouses in the Alpine region and was inhabited until 1990. In the afternoon, a short train ride to Cavaglia and a guided tour of the glacier garden. Big, bigger, huge. The glacier mills of Cavaglia, also known as the "Pots of the Giants", at the foot of the Bernina massif and dominated by Piz Palü, are an impressive natural phenomenon. Hiking time approx. 21/2 h / 390 m ↑ 340 m ↓ (hike Le Prese – Poschiavo) and approx. 2 h / ↑ 80 m ↓ (glacier garden)
Day 3: Casa Besta and Circular Viaduct From the small village of Miralago, at the southern end of Lake Poschiavo, beautiful hike to Brusio. Visit to the Casa Besta Museum. The ethnographic museum tells the story of the village, which smells of tobacco and coffee and is characterized by wine. In addition, the museum also offers an insight into local crafts. In the south of Brusio there is also the landmark of the Bernina Railway: the fascinating circular viaduct, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hiking time approx. 2 h / 140 m ↑ 390 m ↓
Day 4: Agriturismo Hike from Brusio to Campocologno – the southernmost village in the canton of Graubünden and the last village before crossing the border with Italy. On the way visit to an agriturismo where various berries, cherries, plums, apples as well as nuts and chestnuts are cultivated. The mountains form the framework of the orchards, where they are planted and harvested with passion for their work, love for their own land and friendly cooperation. Hiking time approx. 2 h / 80 m ↑ 185 m ↓
Day 5: Individual return journey After breakfast, take the RhB train from Le Prese over the Bernina past the "Swiss National Park Nature Experience" towards the Lower Engadine. Optional stop at the National Park Centre in Zernez. Continue through the Vereina tunnel to Klosters and down the Prättigau to Landquart. From Landquart individual return journey. Program subject to change! Included services - 2nd class train journey on the Bernina Express from Chur to Le Prese (without changing trains, incl. reserved seats) - 2nd class train journey from Le Prese via Vereina to Landquart (incl. reserved seats) - All transports on the hiking days - Hotel in Le Prese -Half board - Listed hikes, excursions, visits and entrances - Tips in hotel & restaurants - IMBACH hiking and tour guide - 100% CO2 compensation
Validity22.04.2023 - 31.12.2023 CHF 990
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