Alp Grüm - Cavaglia (via Val da Pila)

5.5 km
1:45 h
31 mhd
469 mhd
Lagh da l'Ombra
Lag da l'Ombra

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Val da Pila
Hike with breathtaking views from Alp Grüm (2091 m) to (1687 m) through the atmospheric Val da Pila.
Technique 0/6
Fitness 0/6
Highest Point  2161 m
Lowest Point  1693 m
Best Season
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From the Alp Grüm train station, walk up to the Hotel-Restaurant Belvedere. From the terrace of the Belveder you have a spectacular view of the Palü glacier to the west, the Bergamo Alps to the south and the Piz dal Teo, Vetta Sperella and Sassalbo to the east.

A comfortable path leads to the Poz dal Drago ("Dragon Fountain"). From here, turn right onto the path that descends through the larch forest into the Val da Pila.

Here it is worth taking a short detour to the Lagh da l'Ombra («Shadow Lake», 1995 m.a.s.l.), a beautiful mountain lake hidden between the trees. Allow half an hour more than the time indicated for the hike for this detour.

From this mountain lake, take the path that left before and continue your descent along the Val da Pila, a narrow valley immersed in the Campasc wildlife rest area. If you're lucky, you'll be able to see the chamois moving among the rocks high up.

The comfortable path leads slightly downhill along the Acqua da Pila stream and under the imposing viaduct of the Rhaetian Railway to the village of Cavaglia and the station of the Rhaetian Railway.

Before taking the train north or south, we recommend a visit to the Glacier Garden to see the extraordinary glacial potholes and the Gorge Path in the Orrido di Cavaglia.


The start and destination of the hike are very easy to reach by train.

Quiet variant to the heavily used and biker-driven hiking trail from Alp Grüm via Stablini to Cavaglia.

A short detour to the Lagh da l'Ombra is worthwhile.

In Cavaglia, a visit to the glacier garden with the Orrido di Cavaglia gorge path is worthwhile. More than 30 glacier mills and the spectacular Cavagliasco Gorge await explorers here. 

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