Bernina Trek classic (7 stages)

130.3 km
44:00 h
6060 mhd
6741 mhd
Weg zur Coaz Hütte
Val Müra

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The high alpine Bernina Trek from Madulain through the Albula region to Poschiavo is one of the most impressive long-distance hikes in the Canton of Grisons.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2966 m
Lowest Point  1015 m
Best Season

Start Madulain
Destination Poschiavo
Coordinates 46.587017, 9.938577


This long-distance hike of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) not only passes by all mountain huts of the SAC Bernina, but also leads through a stunning alpine world: from the Albula valley with Piz Kesch and the UNESCO World Heritage line of the Rhaetian Railway; into the sublime Julier region with its impressive geological rock formations; through the Bernina region with the proud summits of Piz Palü, Piz Moteratsch and Piz Bernina; and finally to the unique Italianità of the lovely Poschiavo.


What makes the Bernina Trek the perfect hiking trip for all ages, is his variability, as its offers options for leisure, sporty and 'alpine junkie' hikers: The "Classic" route takes you through magnificent alpine scenery, along deep blue mountain lakes, icy glacial streams and snow-capped peaks over seven days. Those who seek and/or need more thrills should choose the "Summiteer" option that adds several peak experiences to the route. However, families with kids as well as groups with hikers of different fitness levels will certainly enjoy the beautiful mountain world while hiking the „Pachific“ route.


More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01


Chamanna Coaz
Phone: +41 81 842 62 78
Internet: (in German only)


The multi-day hike passes by many sights, for example ...

... the Chamanna d’Es-cha with the oldest stucco ceiling in a SAC-mountain hut (dating back to 1934)

... the Julier region (Chamanna Jenatsch) with its impressive geology ... the Upper Engadin lakescape

... the (almost) omnipresent panoramic view of the Bernina region with the prominent peaks of Piz Palü and Piz Bernina incl. the world-famous Bianco ridge

... the sixth stage of the trek (from Pontresina to Lagalb) which is travelled by the Rhaetian Railway via its UNESCO World Heritage line

... the lovely and warm Puschlav with its unique Italianità and inviting piazzas


The trails which are located at around 2'900 metres above sea level, are both field and high alpine mountain paths. They are marked "red-white-red" according to the standards of the Swiss Hiking Trails Association with yellow signposts as direction signs. For trips of up to 9 hours and up to 1'650 metres of elevation gain, a good fitness level is required as well as surefootedness and a head for heights.

In short: the Bernina Trek classic is a moderately challenging trek (mostly T2) and hikers should be in good/excellent physical condition.


Madulain - Chamanna d'Es-cha - Albula pass - Fuorcla Crap Alv - Val Bever - Chamanna Jenatsch - Suvretta pass - Suvretta da San Murezzan - Silvaplana - Surlej - Corvatsch cable car - Murtèl - Fuorcla Surlej - Chamanna Coaz - Lej da Vadret - Chamanna  da Tschierva - Val Roseg - Pontresina - Morteratsch - Chamanna da Boval - Morteratsch - Bernina Suot - Bernina Diavolezza - Val Minor - Fuorcla Minor - Plan da li Tegi - La Rösa - Val da Camp - Rifugio Saoseo - Plan - Aurafreida - Urezza - Poschiavo

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