This route links the Engadin with the Valposchiavo, and within just a few hours leads through several climatic zones, crosses the backbone of the Alps and offers dramatic views of the highest adhesion railway line in Europe - part of Unesco World Heritage.
Starting point is the key junction of Samedan; finish is the town of Poschiavo. Despite the high-alpine terrain, the route - which for extensive sections is a single-track trail - is passable throughout.
The northern approach is characterised by long stretches with a very gentle gradient, interrupted by a couple of short, steep climbs. The view of the dazzling glaciers of the Bernina massif is just one of many highlights. From Pru dal Vent, above Alp Grüm, there is a magnificent view of the Lago di Poschiavo.
The piazza in Poschiavo has a wonderful, unmistakably Mediterranean, charm: the Italian border is close by.