Pass Suvretta - Alp SuvrettaWalk 8016
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
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.
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.
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