Cavaglia Glacier Garden

eternal witnesses of the Ice Age

Do you often get goose pimples?

This is one journey back in time you can't afford to miss. It will lead you to a little-known natural wonder: the glacier mills at Cavaglia, directly on the Bernina Line, impressively demonstrate how the Alps were created millions of years ago. Locals name the metre-deep mills "the Giants’ Pots". They represent millennia of history carved in stone!
Our tip: After the guided tour, enjoy a drink with views of Piz Palü.


The stretch of line between Chur and Cavaglia features numerous highlights along the route.

Albula/Bernina UNESCO World Heritage route

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.


Sledging Preda/Darlux - Bergün

Along the famous track to pure excitement on wooden runners: that's what the Preda/Darlux – Bergün sledging adventure holds in store. After the train has spiralled its way up the mountainside, the descent by sledge can begin: six kilometres from Preda to Bergün and four kilometres from Darlux to Bergün.
Further information



From june to october

Framework program

  • Care in the Piano Bar by bar crew
  • Guided tour through the glacier garden 
  • inclusive a plate of cold cuts


Example price per person in CHF
Piano Bar235.00
Framework program19.00

Package price Stiva Retica CHF 4700.00
*Price basis: 20 persons 
Price excl. consumption at the Piano Bar and pianist

Also bookable with Alpine Classic Pullman

Tip: Group luggage

Favourable rates apply to luggage transfers for groups of 10 or more. Find out more about offers applying to groups of 10.