Stunning hidden valleys (including Little Yosemite), crystal-clear lakes and imposing glaciers...

Rhaetian Alps

Bernina, Little Yosemite and around

DESCRIPTION

Climbing the steep roads to the valleys north-east of Lake Como, we reach the beginning of the Western Rhaetian Alps. We’re now in a land rich in geology, with stunning hidden valleys (including Little Yosemite), crystal-clear lakes and imposing glaciers ready to be discovered. Fascinating places that can easily be reached by an extensive network of well maintained hiking trails and mountain lodges.

The Rhaetian Alps have been a territory of great commercial and strategic value dating back to the time when the ancient Romans established here a province of their Empire. A connection between southern and northern Europe but also a dividing line between ancient cultures, traditions, faiths and religions. The Rhaetian Alps mark today the border between Italy and Switzerland.

Connecting these two countries is the famous Bernina Railway Line, recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage since 2008. A great work of engineering linking the little italian village of Tirano to the iconic Swiss ski resort known as Sankt Moritz. A good option would be experiencing the Rhaetian Alps by hiking to discover the wonders on the italian side before hopping on the Bernina Express Train to enjoy the panoramic journey along one of the steepest railway lines in the world!

BEST SEASON: end of may to end of october

AVERAGE STARTING TIME FROM MILAN: 7am

AVERAGE DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN: 2 hours

ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE: 1 Day Hikes, Multi-day Treks, Sightseeing

HIKING DIFFICULTY LEVELS: from Easy to Demanding. Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels

DO YOU LIKE THE AREA? Check the list of our favourite tours and contact us to customize your experience! The tours can be combined together to arrange a multi-day getaway experience. Let us know if you’re not staying in the city of Milan and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!

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