Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta
Walk 8016

Outline Map  Area Map  Walk Grading

Canton - Graubunden/Grisons - Upper Engadine

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 km / 3.1 miles

Ascent - nominal or unknown

Descent - 470 metres / 1551 feet

Time - 1.50 hours

Grade - easy/moderate

Photo from the walk - Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta Photo from the walk - Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta Photo from the walk - Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta Photo from the walk - Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta Photo from the walk - Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta Photo from the walk - Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta 
Click thumbnails for larger images.

This route is a classic valley walk that benefits from a sense of wilderness. Downhill all the way, it might suffer from some difficulties after prolonged rain as there are a number of places where the path crosses a stream without provision of bridges.

Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta Pass Suvretta - Alp Suvretta 
Click thumbnails for larger images.

Start - Pass Suvretta. No mechanical means of reaching here from the valley. Walk 8015 provides a very pleasant approach.

End - Alp Suvretta. The only way out is on foot by following Walk 8017 or returning by the same route.

From Pass Suvretta head north following the signed path to Spinas. The path immediately starts its descent through a wild and stony section. Descending further the path crosses a wide but shallow stream to reach drier ground. In wet weather this section may provide some difficulties.

Continuing north you will probably hear whistles from the many Marmot colonies in the valley. After about 50 minutes the path suddenly steepens and descends with zig-zags into Val Bever. Below lies the isolated summer farm of Alp Suvretta where there is the possibility to purchase milk and yoghurt.

To continue this route follow Walk 8017.

Suggested Maps

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5013 - Oberengadin - Engiadin'Ota

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:25000 - Sheet SW 2521 - Engadin

Oberengadin, Bergell-Puschlav, Wanderkarte - 1:50000

 

Recommended Books

Alpine FlowersAlpine Flowers

A pocket field guidebook for identifying 230 of the most commonly found alpine flowers of the Alps. Categorised by colour for quick identification, each alpine flower has a photograph and description of its key features. Flower names are given in English, French, German, Italian and Latin, with notes on curious facts and origins of names.

More information

100 Hut Walks in the Alps100 Hut Walks in the Alps

This guidebook has route descriptions for 100 day walks to suit alpine walkers of all abilities, with suggestions for some hut-to-hut tours. These routes take you through breathtaking scenery in the Maritime Alps, Julian Alps, Gran Paradiso, the Turnitzer Alps, Bernese Oberland, the Kitzbuheler Alps and the Dolomites of South Tirol.

More information