Greina-Lucomagno: Vrin - Capanna Scaletta

17.2 km
6:15 h
1249 mhd
505 mhd

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The first stage of the three-day tour through the Greina to the Lukmanier Pass leads from Vrin to capanna Scaletta. The hike is something for nature lovers and hiking fans in the best sense. They travel through two cultures in two cantons, from Rhaeto-Romanic to Italian-speaking. Let yourself be surprised by the diverse plant world! On the way, marmots and, with a little luck, chamois and ibex can be observed.


Technique 3/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2429 m
Lowest Point  1421 m
Best Season
Start Vrin, bus stop
Destination Capanna Scaletta, Greina
Coordinates 46.655207, 9.098641



The Diesrut Pass and the Greina Pass were already used crossings in the Bronze Age and especially in the Middle Ages well-known mule tracks. Let yourself be surprised by the diverse plant world! On the way, marmots and, with a little luck, chamois and ibex can be observed.

Stage 1: From Vrin to Capanna Scaletta

At the beginning it goes about 3 km along the road towards the hamlets of Cons, Ligiaziun and Sogn Giusep. From Sogn Giusep a hiking trail leads up to Camplun and Puzzatsch. This section can be shortened from the end of June to the beginning of October by bus Alpin.  Reservation absolutely necessary: timetable and information.  

Now the actual ascent to the Greina begins. After a short stretch on the natural road, the path winds its way up to the Diesrut Pass, past the stables of the Tegia Sut. Steeper sections alternate with long climbs. Shortly after the pass, the view opens up to the wide plain of the Greina with the meandering Rein da Sumvitg. After about 5 minutes, the trail branches off to the left towards Passo della Greina. The path gently descends into the plain crisscrossed by river arms. Continue through the Greina plain with its numerous swamps, extensive sheep pastures and the imposing mountain scenery. Depending on the weather, you will experience the most impressive light effects of sun, fog and clouds. In the area of the Passo della Greina, the yellowish-white Rauhwacke towers delight, and suddenly you can also feel the geological contrasts in the colors: in the north it is the crystalline rocks of the Gotthard massif; adjacent are the bright dolomites and roughwacks from the Triassic period and to the south the black clay slate of the Coroi series (Jurassic). From the pass it is only a few minutes to the Capanna Scaletta.

Information regarding the closure of hiking and biking trails due to wolf presence can be found here


Continue to:

Stage 2 Capanna Scaletta - Capanna Bovarina

Stage 3 Capanna Bovarina - Lukmanier Pass



From the end of June to the beginning of October, the Section Vrin - Puzzatsch can be shortened by bus Alpin.  Reservation absolutely necessary: Timetable and information

From the Pass Diesrut you can also descend directly into the plain and from there hike to the Capanna Scaletta or the Terri hut. On this route you will pass the new, impressive suspension bridge over the Rein da Sumvitg. 

Places to stay in Vrin, Capanna Scaletta SAT, Camona da Terri SAC.


Attention: On high-altitude sections, snowfields are possible until the summer months.

In uncertain weather conditions, the tour should not be started. Weather changes in the mountains are frequent. If a rain front or similar comes up during the hike, you should turn back in time.


Good hiking boots with a good profile, weather-adapted clothing (rain jacket/sun protection), change of clothes, first aid kit, drink, food, ev. Hiking poles.


Vrin - Cons - Sogn Giusep - Puzzatsch - Tegia Sut - Pass Diesrut - Plaun la Greina - Passo della Greina - Capanna Scaletta SAT


Public Transport

Postbus line 90.441 Ilanz - Vrin

Bus alpin Vrin - Puzzatsch.  Reservation absolutely necessary: Timetable and information

Anreise Information

Via Chur A3/A13 via Flims to Ilanz in the Val Lumnezia.

Ilanz - Vrin - Puzzatsch


Public parking in Vrin at the schoolhouse and initially village in Sogn Giusep. Overnight parking is subject to a fee (can be paid for via an app).

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