Railway Adventure Trail Albula

17.9 km
5:30 h
275 mhd
965 mhd
Bahnerlebnisweg zwischen Preda und Bergün © BFT
Bahnerlebnisweg © BFT

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Landwasserviadukt im Naturpark Parc Ela von oben
Sections of the route between Preda, Bergün and Filisur are among the most spectacular anywhere in the world. On the new "Railway Adventure Trail Albula", which runs parallel to the railway line, you will experience, on your own two feet, the perfect interplay of landscape and technology. Panels along the three hiking stages between the Albula tunnel and the Landwasser Viaduct provide current and historical information that gives a fascinating and fresh insight into the world of the railway, its technology, cultural impact and everyday operations, as well as into the everyday life of the people living in the Albula Valley. The Railway Adventure Trail Albula is located in the largest nature park in Switzerland. The Parc Ela has a diverse countryside around the alpine passes of Albula, Julier an Septimer.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  1790 m
Lowest Point  997 m
Best Season
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Hike: This exciting hike takes you along the railway line and past the impressive engineering structures of the UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railway. The information panels along the route feature interesting details about the pioneering achievements needed to embed the railway line into this wild landscape. There are also fascinating stories that make this information accessible to the children.


Combine your trip with a visit of the train museum albula in Bergün. The museum is located directly at the train station of Bergün


Stage 1: Preda - Bergün

Starts: Preda (1,789 m.a.s.l.)

Ends: Bergün (1,373 m.a.s.l.)

Walking time: 2 hours 15 min to 2 hours 45 min (indicative only)*

Ascent/descent: approx. 60 / 480 altitude metres

Distance: 7.0 km

Description: (T2) Moderate hike on well-made but sometimes narrow paths. Short, steep ascent in the Rugnux spiral tunnel area.

Stage 2: Bergün - Filisur

Starts: Bergün (1,373 m.a.s.l.)

Ends: Filisur (1,080 m.a.s.l.)

Walking time: 3 hours 15 min to 3 hours 45 min (indicative only)*

Ascent/descent: approx. 250 / 540 altitude metres

Distance: 9.0 km

Description: (T2) Moderate hike on mainly well-made but sometimes narrow paths. Steep descent from Stuls Station down to the cantonal road. Section Bellaluna - Filisur easy (T2) mountain hike.

Stage 3: Filisur - Landwasser Viaduct - Filisur

Starts: Filisur (1,080 m.a.s.l.)

Ends: Filisur (1,080 m.a.s.l.)

Walking time: 1 hour 30 min (indicative only)*

Ascent/descent: approx. 200 / 200 altitude metres

Distance: 5.0 km

Description: (T2) Easy hike on well-made paths.

* The times indicated are for walking time only. If you stop to read the information panels these times could be doubled.


Public Transport

Take the Rhaetian Railway on the UNESCO World Heritage route to Preda or Bergün

Anreise Information

From Zurich on the A13 to exit at Thusis Süd, then on the cantonal road towards the Albula Pass


There are sufficient car parks at both starting points - however, we recommend arriving aboard the RhB.

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