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Along the famous track to pure excitement on wooden runners: that's what the Preda/Darlux – Bergün sledging adventure holds in store. The train will carry you up to Preda, where the sledging fun can begin on the trail down to Bergün. More adventurous sledgers can take the chairlift to Darlux, from where the hardcore trail descends to Bergün.
The journey there with the Rhaetian Railway is breathtaking in its own right – not least thanks to the legendary layout of the route through helical tunnels and over viaducts in the Albula Valley. From Preda, at 1,800 metres above sea level, the descent can begin – on the closed-off section of pass road, which has just as many curves and bends as the railway itself – but at terrific speed and with far more flurries of snow.
If you fancy something steeper for a change: the «Lauberhorn of sledging runs» from Darlux to Bergün promises just as much sledging fun for those who are brave enough. Darlux can be reached easily by chairlift.
The sledging world of Preda/Darlux - Bergün is a world of fun for people of all ages.
Guests have not one but two sledging runs to choose from. From Preda to Bergün there’s a six-kilometre descent to the closed-off pass road below. A chairlift conveys more adventurous sledgers to Darlux, from where the hardcore trail descends four kilometres to Bergün.
The Albula and Bernina section of track is a masterpiece in terms of civil engineering and routing. Landscape and railway blend into one: in wide radiuses, ingenious man-made structures punctuate rugged valleys. The Landwasser Viaduct, the helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda and the Brusio Circular Viaduct all stand testimony to the early, pioneering days of the railway.
The sledging run from Preda to Bergün is not just an adventure by day, but even more so at night when the trail is lit up.
In January and February the La Diala mountain restaurant at Darlux serves up a fine raclette every Friday evening. Then it's time to don a headlamp for the thrilling descent: four kilometres to Bergun.
The Albula Railway Museum in Bergün takes railway fans on a journey into the past. A simulator lets visitors drive the legendary Crocodile locomotive along the Albula Line themselves. Railway enthusiasts and families will be fascinated by the old stamps, films and models.
Houses in the traditional Engadine style dating back to the 16th and 18th century line the main street of Bergün. Typical features such as sgraffito, bay windows and window gratings lend the village a special charm. The Kurhaus is over 100 years' old – the spa hotel was built around 1903, at the same time as the railway line.
|Sledging Preda - Bergün|
|Monday||09.30 am - 5.00 pm *|
|Thuesday - Sunday||09.30 am - 11.00 pm|
Subject to change
Sledging Darlux – Bergün
|every day||9.00 am - 4.30 pm|
Subject to change
End of season: 12.03.2017 (depending on snow conditions)
|Day ticket (Preda & Darlux)||Normal||1/2 tax||GA/Junior Card|
|Children 6–15 year old||19.50||9.50|
|Sledging day ticket incl. journey from||Normal||1/2 tax||Children|
In the offer included is the usage of both sledding tracks Preda – Bergün und Darlux – Bergün and transport with the Rheatian Railway (Bergün – Preda) and the Sportbahnen Bergün (Bergün – Darlux).
|Adults||½ fare travelcard||Child aged 6-15|
|Bergün||14.00 / 6.00*||9.50||7.00 / 3.00*|
|South – North|
|North – South|
* Sledging run charge only (GA travelcard, 1-day pass, children with Junior travelcard)
Tel. +41 81 407 14 14
Emergency telephone: +41 78 745 80 27