Sledging Preda/Darlux - Bergün

Ten kilometres of pure pleasure

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.

New from 21 December 2019: Schneeschloss (snow castle) Preda - Bergün

The 97 castles and palaces in the Swiss canton of Graubünden are getting some extra support this winter: you will find Switzerland's first snow castle on rails at Albula Viaduct 1 on the Preda–Bergün sledging trail from the middle of December 2019 to the start of March 2020. The sensational attraction will be lit up at night and invite sledging enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy some punch, mulled wine, snacks or fondue. What are you waiting for? Pack up your sledge and get going – and stop off half way at the new snow castle. 

Further information and booking

The sledging world of Preda/Darlux - Bergün is a world of fun for people of all ages.

Two sledging runs – 10 km of sledging fun

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.

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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.

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Preda - Bergün illuminated sledging run

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.

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Bergün village

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. 

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Schneeschloss (snow castle) Preda - Bergün

You will find Switzerland's first snow castle on rails at Albula Viaduct 1 on the Preda–Bergün sledging trail from the middle of December 2019 to the start of March 2020. The sensational attraction will be lit up at night and invite sledging enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy some punch, mulled wine, snacks or fondue. 

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Opening times

From 20 December 2019 to 15 March 2020 (depending on snow conditions)
Further information regarding the snow conditions can be found in the winter sport report

Sledging Preda - Bergün
Monday09.30 am - 05.00 pm
Thuesday - Sunday09.30 am - 11.00 pm

Subject to change
There will be no night sledging on 24 and 31 December 2019.
The sledge run is also open on 23 December (9:30 am – 11 pm).
The sledge run is also open on 30 December (9:30 am – 11 pm).
The sledge run is also open on 1 January (9:30 am – 11 pm). 

Sledging Darlux – Bergün
every day               09.00 am - 04.30 pm

Subject to change

End of season: 15 March 2020 (depending on snow conditions)

Prices and tickets

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).

Single tickets

Single tickets Adults½ fare travelcardGA/Junior Card
Adults14.009.506.00
Child aged 6-157.003.00

Day ticket

Day ticket (Preda & Darlux) Normal1/2 taxGA/Junior Card
Adults39.0028.0019.00
Children 6–15 year old19.509.50
  • Reductions for groups of 10 or more
  • Families: free for children with Rhaetian Railway Junior travelcard, except sledging run charge
  • All prices are in Swiss francs (CHF) per person

Tickets

Tickets are available at the staffed stations at the ticket machine or from Rail Service on telephone number +41 81 288 65 65 via the contact form.

Sledge hire

Mark Sport

Tel. Bergün +41 81 407 11 65
Tel. Preda +41 81 407 11 44

www.marksport.ch

Locations:

 

  • at Preda railway station
  • in Bergün village centre

 

Club 99

Tel. +41 81 407 16 43

www.club-99.com

Locations:

 

  • by Hotel Kulm in Preda
  • by Bergün railway station

 

Automated information service

Tel. +41 81 407 14 14

Accident-free sledging

  • Always sledge sitting down
  • Wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear
  • A helmet is recommended
  • Young children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No sledges with mechanical brakes or plastic bobs allowed
  • No sledging on your stomach and no tying sledges together
  • No dogs allowed
  • No walking up the trail
  • Adjust your speed
  • What to do if there's an accident? Secure the accident site – provide first aid – get help.
  • Pay attention to the emergency signs. Do not get in the way of emergency vehicles

Emergency Telephone: 144

Schneeschloss (snow castle) Preda - Bergün

Everyone knows sledging is thirsty work. From 21 December 2019, you can take a break at Switzerland's first snow castle directly on the Preda–Bergün sledging trail. Treat yourself to a short break and warm yourself up with Bergün fondue, mulled wine or punch right at the side of the piste. Continue your adventure once you have ‘refuelled’.

Schneeschloss opening times

21 December 2019 - 5 January 2020
Monday - Friday *15.00 - 22.30
Saturday and Sunday12.00 - 22.30
6 January 2020 - 15 March 2020 (depending on snow conditions)
Wednesday - Friday15.00 - 22.30
Saturday and Sunday12.00 - 22.30

* Closed 24 December and 31 December 2019

Reservation and booking

Reserve your seat in the Schneeschloss today and enjoy a Bergün fondue when you are at the edge of the piste. 

Price
CHF 30.00 per person excl. drinks

A cosy fondue can be booked at the following times:

  • 6 pm - 8 pm
  • 8:15 pm - 10:15 p.m.

Please note that numbers are limited and a maximum of 30 seats are available at any one time. Reservations are possible for groups of 6 persons or more. Group reservations on request at erlebnisreisen(at)rhb.ch or on tel. +41 81 288 65 32.

Partners

The Schneeschloss is supported by the following partners: