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Cavaglia

Cavaglia, once a hamlet for workers at the local hydro-electric power station is now a holiday village. It became famous for its unique glacier garden with huge glacier mills ground out of the rocks.
Cavaglia lies at 1703 m altitude on a glacial high plateau, between two escarpments at the upper end of Val Poschiavo. Ancient forests flank the meadows on the valley floor, which is divided by the stony ribbon of the Cavagliasco river bed. A handful of homes, a guesthouse, an electricity plant and a railway station make up this rustic old village. Trains leave here hourly to travel over the Berninapass to St. Moritz or down the valley to Tirano in Veltlin. As well as the railway, there is a second spectacular way to reach Cavaglia: the Ökostrompfad (eco-power trail) leading from the station of the Ospizio Bernina through the Palü-Schlucht (gorge) to Cavaglia, providing, amongst other things, information on environmentally friendly power production using hydro power and also on the Bernina railway line, which was closely linked to the electrification of the valley.

The unique «Marmitte dei Giganti» glacier garden with its huge glacier mills is just a few minutes walk south of Cavaglia: the continuous, powerful surge and swirl of the prehistoric glacier melt waters caused stones to rotate and over centuries grind holes of up to 10 meters deep into the rocks.

In summer, Cavaglia is an ideal departure point for hiking and biking tours into Val Poschiavo and the Engadin. In winter, fans of active recreation have a choice between ski tours, snowshoe treks and ice climbing.

Highlights

  • «Marmitte dei Giganti«Gletschergarten (glacier garden): the huge glacier mills, known as «Cauldrons of the Giants«, are holes up to 10 metres deep that have been ground out of the rocks by rotating stones in the swirling glacier melt waters.
  • Bernina railway stretch: a masterpiece of railway technology in a breathtaking mountain world. The highest-altitude Alpine railway transversal and the world’s steepest narrow-gauge stretch of railway (7% gradient) and part of a UNESCO World Heritage.
  • Ökostrompfad (eco-power trail): the theme trail in an impressive mountain landscape between Passo del Bernina and Cavaglia, provides fascinating facts on environmentally friendly power production, geology, the Bernina railway section and much more.
  • Viewing of the power station with a rail trip through the 800-metre-long tunnel between the Palü power station (1954 m altitude) and Cavaglia power station (1706 m altitude).
Cavaglia, once a hamlet for workers at the local hydro-electric power station is now a holiday village. It became famous for its unique glacier garden with huge glacier mills ground out of the rocks.
Cavaglia lies at 1703 m altitude on a glacial high plateau, between two escarpments at the upper end of Val Poschiavo. Ancient forests flank the meadows on the valley floor, which is divided by the stony ribbon of the Cavagliasco river bed. A handful of homes, a guesthouse, an electricity plant and a railway station make up this rustic old village. Trains leave here hourly to travel over the Berninapass to St. Moritz or down the valley to Tirano in Veltlin. As well as the railway, there is a second spectacular way to reach Cavaglia: the Ökostrompfad (eco-power trail) leading from the station of the Ospizio Bernina through the Palü-Schlucht (gorge) to Cavaglia, providing, amongst other things, information on environmentally friendly power production using hydro power and also on the Bernina railway line, which was closely linked to the electrification of the valley.

The unique «Marmitte dei Giganti» glacier garden with its huge glacier mills is just a few minutes walk south of Cavaglia: the continuous, powerful surge and swirl of the prehistoric glacier melt waters caused stones to rotate and over centuries grind holes of up to 10 meters deep into the rocks.

In summer, Cavaglia is an ideal departure point for hiking and biking tours into Val Poschiavo and the Engadin. In winter, fans of active recreation have a choice between ski tours, snowshoe treks and ice climbing.

Highlights

  • «Marmitte dei Giganti«Gletschergarten (glacier garden): the huge glacier mills, known as «Cauldrons of the Giants«, are holes up to 10 metres deep that have been ground out of the rocks by rotating stones in the swirling glacier melt waters.
  • Bernina railway stretch: a masterpiece of railway technology in a breathtaking mountain world. The highest-altitude Alpine railway transversal and the world’s steepest narrow-gauge stretch of railway (7% gradient) and part of a UNESCO World Heritage.
  • Ökostrompfad (eco-power trail): the theme trail in an impressive mountain landscape between Passo del Bernina and Cavaglia, provides fascinating facts on environmentally friendly power production, geology, the Bernina railway section and much more.
  • Viewing of the power station with a rail trip through the 800-metre-long tunnel between the Palü power station (1954 m altitude) and Cavaglia power station (1706 m altitude).

Arrival and return Cavaglia

Adresse

Valposchiavo Turismo
Stazione
7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)81 839 00 60
info@valposchiavo.ch
www.valposchiavo.ch

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Cavaglia–Poschiavo (Passo del Bernina)
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