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Alp Suvretta - Spinas
Walk 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

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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.

Start - Alp Suvretta. No mechanical means of reaching here. Walk 8015 and Walk 8016 provide an enjoyable way of extending this route.

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.

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

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Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving.

Do do not exceed your capabilities.

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Sitzerland is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps at the most detailed scale where possible. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed, and corrective action taken if necessary.