Talking to some people about the red Bernina train, most did not know what it was about. Instead a twelve-year-old boy told me “I know because I just studied at school!” I am curious as children, I hope you are too!
You never end up learning and discovering something new.
The Bernina line, from which the famous red train is named, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2008. An incredible journey along 60 km, travelled in about 2 1/2 hours. So hop on board with drinks and snacks especially if you are travelling with children. It starts from the pretty town of Tirano to get to the famous tourist resort of St. Moritz.
After a few miles of travel, before you get to Campocologno you pass the state border. There are no controls, however it is recommended to have a valid document for expatriation, both for adults and for children.
Unforgettable moments and breathtaking views between imposing mountains, forests, glaciers, valleys and alpine peaks.
Along the way there is the possibility to go down and go up at will but only if you have a class II ticket. To travel in I class the reservation is obligatory because the place is assigned, the ticket costs 20 euros more per person. Another reason to choose the regional instead of the Bernina Express (BEX) are the windows that you can lower. Preferably when the train is stationary not to disturb the other travelers. I bought the tickets here Red Train
This is how to enjoy a relaxing trip admiring from the windows the snow that shines like diamond.
Tirano (429 Mt.) the starting point of the red Train, a city that fascinates both for its art, its culture and for the scents of his gastronomy. To visit the small Old Town, Via XX Settembre and take a walk along Viale Italia, to reach the Basilica square. Right in the middle of this square passes the famous train. Here is the sanctuary of Madonna di Tirano, the most important baroque pearl of Valtellina.
Where to stay in Tirano: De La Tour, Via Repubblica, 49
Where to eat in Tirano: Trattoria Gagin, Piazza Cavour, 7
Some train stops are:
Miralago-Le Prese(965 Mt.) Between the two there is the lake Poschiavo where you can take a long walk of about 1-3 H.
Poschiavo (1014 Mt.) An ancient village to visit in about an hour.
Cavaglia (1692 Mt.) Here you reach the gates of the “Glacier Garden” where you will find the famous “Giants ‘ mufflers”
Bernina Hospice (2253 Mt.) The highest point of the route, here is the White Lake (reservoir) and Black Lake (natural origin). A curiosity
about the two lakes: the waters of the first throw themselves on the river Adda, then enter the Pò and reach the Adriatic Sea. The
waters of the Black Lake feeding the Inn, then the Danube come to the Black Sea.
Pontresina (1774 Mt.) A popular holiday resort in the middle of a natural setting.
Val Roseg is a fairy-tale valley, long about 7 km, passable for walking, mountain biking or with horse-drawn carriages. A must stop
for nature lovers to meet squirrels, birds and ungulates.
St. Moritz (1775 Mt) in the heart of the Alps, the Swiss city recognized worldwide. Very elegant and cosmopolitan, maybe even a little snobby.
Famous for its 322 days of sunshine a year, it attracts visitors from all over the world. Great hotels, luxury shops, for some of us remain just a dream. To feel really on Top of the World, it’s worth visiting at least once in your life.
Where to eat and stay in St. Moritz Hauser