Alp Suvretta - SpinasWalk 8017
Canton - Graubunden/Grisons - Upper Engadine
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 5.0 km / 3.1 miles
Ascent - nominal or unknown
Descent - 330 metres / 1089 feet
Time - 1.50 hours
Grade - easy/moderate
Val Bever is sandwiched between two mountain ridges. Different in character than the valley from Pass Suvretta to Alp Suvretta, its lower altitude is reflected in its vegetation with extensive plantations of conifer trees as you progress towards Spinas.
End - Spinas railway station served by trains on the Albula route between St.Moritz, Samedan and Filisur. Note the train service is not very regular by Swiss standards. Alternatively you can reach Bever with a more frequent rail service by following Walk 8018.
Leave Alp Suvretta in an easterly direction and follow the clear track that follows the south side of the river. Quite soon the track transfers to the northern side of the river. The onward route is never in doubt and you soon arrive at Spinas with its restaurant and railway station without any navigational difficulties.,
To continue this route follow Walk 8018.
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