375 Pürt-Juf-Winterwanderweg
375 Pürt-Juf-Winterwanderweg

Winter hiking

Pürt-Juf-Winterwanderweg

Pürt-Juf-Winterwanderweg

Avers, Pürt–Avers, Juf

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Pürt-Juf-Winterwanderweg

Pürt-Juf-Winterwanderweg

Nature-lovers seeking peace and quiet will enjoy this hike in Avers high valley. Past sun-browned houses and stables built in typical Walser style, you follow the Avers and Juf tributaries of the Rhine from Juppa to Juf. Juf is the "top of Europe" – the continent's highest settlement that is inhabited all year.
As the postbus clambers up the challenging roads, the ambience becomes more peaceful with every bend – and everyday life recedes into the distance. If you're seeking relaxation and intact, original scenery, this is exactly the right trail for you. The history of the Avers high valley goes back a long way: Late Stone Age and early medieval finds do not yet allow any conclusions about permanent settlement here, but they do suggest that the valley was used as a transit zone in early times. The Walsers settled in the Avers valley in the 13th century. Typical scattered settlements, the architectural style of the houses and the Walser dialect still bear witness to their presence today.

The path makes its way through Pürt Valley up to Juf. After the start, you reach the intermediate destination of Juppa between the highway and the Avers Rhine, via Am Bach. There is a small skiing area in the valley here with two ski lifts, one pony lift, a trail and more winter hiking paths. Winter hikers pass the Hotel Avers and the Hotel Bergalga to reach the hamlet of Podestatenhaus at 2,046 m.a.s.l. Augustin Strub, the ex-Podestat (or governor) of Valtellina, built the "Podestatenhaus" here as his retirement residence in 1664. You continue towards the destination in Juf, at 2,126 m.a.s.l. Juf is considered the highest settlement in Europe that is inhabited throughout the year.

Mountain agriculture is the main influence throughout the high valley, with its tiny hamlets and farmsteads. You will see animals along the way on one or other of the farms. And with luck, you will even spot a few chamois, yellow-billed choughs or even a golden eagle on the mountain slopes. Food and drink outlets are available in Cresta, Juppa and Juf, and accommodation facilities are widespread throughout the valley. You can return to the starting point either by postbus or on foot along the same route.
Nature-lovers seeking peace and quiet will enjoy this hike in Avers high valley. Past sun-browned houses and stables built in typical Walser style, you follow the Avers and Juf tributaries of the Rhine from Juppa to Juf. Juf is the "top of Europe" – the continent's highest settlement that is inhabited all year.
As the postbus clambers up the challenging roads, the ambience becomes more peaceful with every bend – and everyday life recedes into the distance. If you're seeking relaxation and intact, original scenery, this is exactly the right trail for you. The history of the Avers high valley goes back a long way: Late Stone Age and early medieval finds do not yet allow any conclusions about permanent settlement here, but they do suggest that the valley was used as a transit zone in early times. The Walsers settled in the Avers valley in the 13th century. Typical scattered settlements, the architectural style of the houses and the Walser dialect still bear witness to their presence today.

The path makes its way through Pürt Valley up to Juf. After the start, you reach the intermediate destination of Juppa between the highway and the Avers Rhine, via Am Bach. There is a small skiing area in the valley here with two ski lifts, one pony lift, a trail and more winter hiking paths. Winter hikers pass the Hotel Avers and the Hotel Bergalga to reach the hamlet of Podestatenhaus at 2,046 m.a.s.l. Augustin Strub, the ex-Podestat (or governor) of Valtellina, built the "Podestatenhaus" here as his retirement residence in 1664. You continue towards the destination in Juf, at 2,126 m.a.s.l. Juf is considered the highest settlement in Europe that is inhabited throughout the year.

Mountain agriculture is the main influence throughout the high valley, with its tiny hamlets and farmsteads. You will see animals along the way on one or other of the farms. And with luck, you will even spot a few chamois, yellow-billed choughs or even a golden eagle on the mountain slopes. Food and drink outlets are available in Cresta, Juppa and Juf, and accommodation facilities are widespread throughout the valley. You can return to the starting point either by postbus or on foot along the same route.
10 km | 1 Stage
320 m | 320 m
3 h 20 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Avers, Pürt
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 20th December to 30th March.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Avers, Juf
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Viamala Tourismus
Bodenplatz 4
7435 Splügen
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30
info@viamala.ch
www.viamala.ch

Services

Signalization

Signalization
For winter hiking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization