Ospizio Bernina - Cavaglia (Via Val da Pila)

8 km
2:20 h
10 mhd
572 mhd
Lagh da l'Ombra
Lagh da l'Ombra

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Val da Pila
550 meters fascinating descent from Lago Bianco (2253 m) to Cavaglia (1693 m) through the atmospheric Val da Pila
Technique 0/6
Fitness 0/6
Highest Point  2264 m
Lowest Point  1692 m
Best Season
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The starting point of the hike is easily accessible by train. From Ospizio Bernina, walk along a wide and flat path along the railway line and Lake Bianco. On the other side of the lake, the glaciers of Piz d'Arlas, Piz Cambrena and Piz Caral shine.

At the end of Lake Bianco, your gaze wanders south along the Valposchiavo and up to the Bergamask Alps.

At the Poz del Drago ("Dragon Fountain") you leave the path to Alp Grüm and turn left, which leads steeply down into the larch forest next to a small mountain stream.

Here a small detour to the Lagh da l'Ombra («Shadow Lake», 1995 m above sea level.M.), a beautiful mountain lake hidden between the trees, is worthwhile. Allow half an hour more than the time specified for the hike for this detour.

From this mountain lake, take the path that previously left and continue your descent along the Val da Pila, a narrow valley nestled in the Campasc wildlife rest zone. With a bit of luck, you can see the chamois moving between 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 Rhaetian Railway station.

Before taking the train to the north or south, we recommend a visit to the glacier garden to visit the extraordinary glacier pots 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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